Jamie Lee Curtis appeared in a personal video message to announce the dual release for Halloween Ends, and emotionally thanked fans for their support.
Jamie Lee Curtis appeared in a video today to announce that Halloween Ends will follow the same release strategy as Halloween Kills with the movie being released on Peacock on the same day it arrives in theaters. After playing Laurie Strode for four decades, Curtis will play the character for one last time in the movie, which will deliver an end to the Michael Myers vs Strode story one again under the direction of David Gordon Green.
Halloween Ends is the culmination of the new trilogy that began in 2018 with Halloween, a direct sequel to the events of John Carpenter’s original 1978 movie, and continued last year with Halloween Kills. The new movies essentially created an alternative timeline that disregarded all of the previous Halloween sequels, and formed an alternative timeline in which Michael and Laurie are not related.
In the video, Curtis explained the reason for the release strategy, commenting that the success of the dual release during the Covid pandemic is partly the reason why they have decided to release the movie on Peacock on the same day as it opens in theaters. She said:
“So you all know that I’ve played Laurie Strode for more than four decades and over that time she has been relentlessly stalked by Michael Myers. Well that all comes to an end this Halloween and I’m very proud with our final film, Halloween Ends and how it brings this saga to a fitting conclusion and I cannot wait for people to have the chance to see it. Now last year when we put out Halloween Kills, we were in the thick of the Covid crisis so we made that movie available in theaters and homes at the same time. We discovered that there are people who want to go to the theater and scream their guts out and other people who want to stay at home and scream their guts out. But what we knew is that people watched, and we got great results both in the box office and from streaming. This year we want to make sure that as many people as possible can see Halloween Ends before Halloween, so we decided to give that same gift to the fans again. So starting on October 14th, you can go to the theater to see Laurie and Michael confront each other for the last time, or you can watch it at home on Peacock.”
Jamie Lee Curtis Is Thankful For The Support Shown By Halloween Fans
Near the end of the video, Curtis thanked fans who have stuck with the franchise for so many years, and reiterated that whole reason the new movies exists is down to the love fans have shown for the Halloween series. She continued:
“It has been the honor of my life to play Laurie Strode, and no matter how you watch this final chapter, I hope you’ll get people together and scream and cheer and hold your breath to the end. Because we created this for you and I thank you for your years of support, and how much you care about this story and me, your final girl. So I’ll see you soon, stay safe. And Happy Halloween everyone.”
Halloween Ends arrives in theaters and on Peacock on October 14 to bring the Halloween saga to a conclusion…for now.