While there was a legitimate degree of skepticism upon receiving the announcement of a new Hallowe’en trilogy that would ignore the entirety of the franchise’s canon in favor of creating a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original classic, David Gordon Green’s 2018 slasher delivered the best reviews Michael Myers had enjoyed in 40 years, and the biggest box office to start.
As a result, expectations increased exponentially for halloween kills, especially when it ended up being delayed a year as a result of the pandemic. While the hybrid broadcast and theatrical release was a huge commercial success by COVID-era standards after totaling $131 million in ticket sales on a budget of $20 million, reactions from critics and fans They fell off a cliff.
While the first episode ended with a 79% Certified Fresh Produce score on Rotten Tomatoes, halloween kills he was only able to muster 39 percent. Fans of the long-running saga may have enjoyed it much more, but the middle chapter would hardly win new converts, especially when the narrative spent most of its time doing nothing more than spinning the wheels.
Despite debuting in Universal’s Peacock last October, the 12th entry in the iconic murder spree has migrated to HBO Max in the United States, where it instantly landed a spot on the Top 10 charts, according to FlixPatrol.
Inadvertently hitting this year’s hype end halloween down for a peg or two, halloween kills was emblematic of the problems that come with announcing a full trilogy early on, making the second part rather inconsequential and stale in the grand scheme of the three-movie arc.