The latest installment in the reinvigorated HALLOWEEN franchise, which was due out this October, has been delayed an entire year due to the ‘Rona. I can’t say that I’m surprised. I think I was expecting it. And, as disappointing as the news is, I can’t even work up the energy to really feel it. I think by this point the ‘Rona has kicked all the wind out of me. I wouldn’t be caught off-guard now whatever movies get yanked from the calendar. Will we even get to see the long-awaited, tenacious TENET, delayed twice now itself, the film that has taken on the mantle of champion against coronavirus, with writer-director Christopher Nolan adamant that the movie play in theaters this summer? I won’t put any money on it.
HALLOWEEN KILLS. SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW. MORBIUS. GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE. These are just a few of the movies the ‘Rona has taken from us this year. The new CANDYMAN has been pushed back to October, but who knows if it will actually get released then. If so, it’ll have the whole month of October mostly to itself in terms of horrific entertainment, now that HALLOWEEN KILLS has been moved.
The only pieces of good news that come with this, the consolation prizes, if you will, are the announcement that HALLOWEEN KILLS, when it finally does get released, will get a run in IMAX theaters. And John Carpenter released a trailer with new footage. A little sugar to help the medicine go down, I guess.