With its release date approaching, Halloween Ends has received an official certification from the MPAA. To no surprise, the film – like its twelve predecessors – has received an R rating. The reasoning for the R-rating is bloody horror violence and gore, language throughout and some sexual references.
After their success with the 4K editions of the first five films last October, Scream Factory is set to excite Halloween fans once again this fall! The Halloween 4K Collection (1995-2002) is set to be released on October 4, 2022, and features all new 4K editions of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later and Halloween Resurrection! Additionally, The Curse of Michael Myers will also feature the film’s producer’s cut in 4K!
Unlike last year’s roll-out, which featured the films being released individually, this year’s line-up seems to be only be available as part of the box set. My personal hunch is this could be a contractual obligation with Miramax or Paramount, but Scream has at least provided matching slipcases inside the box for the three films.
If you pre-order the release from Shout Factory’s website, you’ll get their exclusive posters of the new artwork that also match last year’s as well.
MICHAEL CONTINUES HIS ATTACK ON HADDONFIELD IN ULTRA-HIGH DEFINITION!
This box set comprises three terrifying films from one of the longest running horror series in cinema history. Michael Myers takes on Tommy Doyle and Dr. Loomis with help from a mysterious cult, comes face to face with Laurie Strode again and slashes his way through the cast of a reality TV show! This set includes all of the previously released extras plus some brand-new surprises …
HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS (1.85:1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo, 88 min. (Theatrical Cut), 95 min. (Producer’s Cut)
FEATURING BOTH THE THEATRICAL CUT AND PRODUCER’S CUT IN 4K ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION
In a single horrifying night, Michael Myers’ reign of terror changed Halloween forever! Now, six years after he was presumed dead in a fire, Michael has returned to kill again – and this time there’s no escape! As his fury builds to a spine-tingling climax, the longhidden secrets of the screen’s most maniacal murderer are shockingly revealed. Donald Pleasence (Halloween), Paul Rudd (Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, Ant-Man), Marianne Hagan (Stake Land) and Mitchell Ryan (Lethal Weapon) star.
HALLOWEEN H20: TWENTY YEARS LATER (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo, 86 min.)
Now the headmistress of a private school, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is still struggling with the horrifying, 20-year-old memories of the maniacal killer Michael Myers when he suddenly appears again with a vengeance! And this Halloween, Laurie’s rebellious son (Josh Hartnett, 30 Days Of Night), his girlfriend (Michelle Williams, Venom), and their friends will become Michael’s newest victims unless Laurie can conquer her fears and put evil in its place once and for all. LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), Nancy Stephens (Halloween) and Janet Leigh (Psycho, The Fog) also star.
HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo, 94 min.)
The reality programmers at DangerTainment have selected Rudy (Sean Patrick Thomas, Dracula 2000), Bill (Thomas Ian Nicholas, American Pie), and a group of thrill-seeking teenagers to spend one fun-filled night in the childhood home of serial killer Michael Myers. But the planned live broadcast turns deadly when their evening of excitement becomes a night of horror as Michael himself decides to crash the party. Halloween: Resurrection also stars Bianca Kajlich (Bring It On), Katee Sackhoff (Riddick, Battlestar Galactica), Busta Rhymes (Narc), and Tyra Banks, along with a special appearance by Jamie Lee Curtis.
Following leaks earlier this evening from its screening before Jordan Peele’s NOPE, Blumhouse, Universal and Miramax have released the first official trailer for the upcoming Halloween Ends!
SYNOPSIS: Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.
Hot on the heels of Rob Zombie revealing the official one sheet for his upcoming The Munsters film, NECA has announced a set of figures for the three leads – Grandpa Munster, Lily Munster and Herman Munster – set for release in October. You can check out the one sheet and the toys below.
SYFY WIRE recently caught up with John Carpenter over the phone to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Thing, and we just couldn’t resist asking the celebrated filmmaker/musician about Halloween Ends, which he’s scoring alongside his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.
“Well, it’s Halloween, and it ends,” he answered with a little chuckle. “You’ll see it’s a departure from the others. It’s interesting. Dave is a really good director. I love working with him.” Carpenter didn’t elaborate beyond that, though it’s already been confirmed that the film takes place four years after the events of Halloween 2018 and Halloween Kills — both of which unfolded on the same blood-soaked evening. Jamie Lee Curtis and Andi Matichak are slated to return as Laurie Strode and granddaughter Allyson, respectively.
Principal photography on Ends concluded earlier this year, with a poignant Instagram message written by producer Ryan Turek. David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the screenplay alongside Danny McBride, Chris Bernier, and Paul Brad Logan, spoke with SYFY WIRE last year and admitted that if left to his own devices, he’d continue the franchise indefinitely.
“I’m trying to restrain myself and behave and wrap it up in a conclusive way,” he added. “Because if I look at it as a personal opportunity for me to play with the characters and the world that John Carpenter and Debra Hill created, I wanna make it very contained and controllable. I want to be a curator of the property for a minute and I wanna do some quality control for lack of a better term and have some fun in that wheelhouse and then say goodnight and let the next generation and the next filmmaker and the next great creative idea take over with that mythology.”
Halloween Ends will be released on Friday, October 14 by way of Universal Pictures and Blumhouse.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch writer and director Tommy Lee Wallace is writing a new tell-all that covers everything you wanted to know about the film and more! In mid-May of this year, Tommy Lee Wallace made a special guest appearance on the horror podcast The Thing With Two Heads, debuting about an hour and twenty minutes in.
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The extended cut of Halloween Kills is now available for streaming and purchase on digital retailers! The film features four minutes of additional footage, largely consisting of extended death scenes, and an alternate/extended ending!