Laurie‘s back! Just released is this brand-new Trailer for HALLOWEEN ENDS!
This is Laurie Strode’s last stand.
After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before. Only one of them will survive.
Icon Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the last time as Laurie Strode, horror’s first “final girl” and the role that launched Curtis’ career. Curtis has portrayed Laurie for more than four decades now, one of the longest actor-character pairings in cinema history. When the franchise relaunched in 2018, Halloween shattered box office records, becoming the franchise’s highest-grossing chapter and set a new record for the biggest opening weekend for a horror film starring a woman.
Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie 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; The Hardy Boys, Virgin River), 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.
Halloween Ends co-stars returning cast Will Patton as Officer Frank Hawkins, Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace and James Jude Courtney as The Shape.
From the creative team that relaunched the franchise with 2018’s Halloween and Halloween Kills, the film is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by Paul Brad Logan (Manglehorn), Chris Bernier (The Driverseries), Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Halloween Ends is produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block. The executive producers are John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Ryan Freimann, Ryan Turek, Andrew Golov, Thom Zadra and Christopher H. Warner.
DUNE debuts atop the Box Office this weekend with $33 million from 4,125 theatres domestically for Warner Bros. The Denis Villeneuve-directed remake of the 1984 Film of the same name, gets raves with 84% on the Tomatometer. This is best opening for Warner Bros. post-Pandemic.
HALLOWEEN KILLS still is going strong in second with $14.2 million from 3,727 theatres for Universal Pictures. Ove two weeks it has grossed $72.8 million.
NO TIME TO DIE lands in third with $11.9 million from 3,807 theatres for Universal Pictures, a three week total of $120 million.
VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE is in fourth spot with $8.8 million from 3,515 theatres across North America for Sony Pictures. It has made$181.6 million over four weeks.
RON’S GONE WRONG rounds-out the Top Five with $6.9 million from 3,560 theatres for 20th Century Studios. The Animated Feature gets 81% on the Tomatometer.
HALLOWEEN KILLS slashes its way to the #1 spot at the Box Office in its debut this weekend for Universal Pictures, with $50.1 million from 3,705 theatres. While it doesn’t quite surpass the success of 2018’s HALLOWEEN which debuted with $76.2 million in its opening weekend, the feat still is impressive considering the times we are in. Critics gave this one a 36% on the Tomatometer.
In second spot is NO TIME TO DIE with $24.4 million in its second week, a total domestic run of $99.7 million for Universal Pictures.
Third is VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE with $16 million from 4,013 theatres, a three week total of $167.8 million for Sony Pictures.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 lands in fourth with $6.7 million, a three week total of $41.8 million for Universal Pictures.
THE LAST DUEL directed by Ridley Scott (who also has House of Gucci later this year) and starring buddies Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, rounds-out the Top Five with $5 million from 3,065 theatres for 20th Century Studios. Critics raved with an 86% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Spooky thrills are to be had at the Toronto Haunted Drive-Thru! Beginning tonight through November 1, 2020, you can get into that festive Halloween spirit at 176 Cherry Street (The Docks Driving Range).
The installation spans 1 1/2 km, lasting for 20+ minutes and is filled with iconic set props straight from Hollywood, animatronics, a water-shooting Kraken, a graveyard, a UFO crash and even a Drive-In with Horror classics playing every night starting at 11:30 PM. We hear the first to screen is HALLOWEEN!
While our Media preview was on-foot, the actual event is a Drive-Thru experience where social distancing protocols will be in place.
We are thrilled to collaborate with our friends at Netflix to bring you some super fun activities to help put you in that Halloween spirit. If there’s anything we need right now, it’s a lift! Netflix releases #HUBIEHALLOWEEN, starring Adam Sandler, on Wednesday October 7th. You can check out the trailer below. 🎃
We crafted a FUN SIZE SNACK PUMPKIN which will make a gorgeous, edible Halloween centerpiece and also a PUMPKIN FUN SIZE CHOCOLATE LOAF which tastes exactly like Fall should! You can add a bit of your personality to these and make these YOU with your favourites! We had so much fun putting this together with our friend Angela who generously leant us her gorgeous kitchen for this!
Fall is definitely our favourite season. We love Pumpkin and we whipped-up a PUMPKIN FUN SIZE CHOCOLATE LOAF which you can customize with your own favourite chocolates. Halloween Candy and Pumpkin Spice, together at last! Just remember to be super-careful when carving the bottom of the Pumpkin!
3 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup organic raw sugar 2 tsps cinnamon 2 tsps nutmeg 1 tsps ginger 2 tsps baking powder 2 tsps baking soda 1 1/2 tsps sea salt 4 eggs, room temperature
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup whole milk
2 cups of pumpkin pulp (seeds removed)
1 cup chopped, assorted Halloween chocolates
1. Preheat oven at 350°F.
2. Grease baking pans (2-3 depending how large they are) lightly and dust with flour.
3. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars till creamy with handmixer.
4. Add eggs and beat till smooth.
5. In separate mixing bowl, combine spices, flour, baking powder and soda, plus salt.
6. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in large mixing bowl, mixing sparingly.
7. Using spatula, gently fold-in pumpkin pulp.
8. Using spatula, gently fold-in chopped chocolates.
9. Pour batter into baking pans and smoothen with spatula.
10. Bake 45-60 minutes, checking after 45 minutes with fork/toothpick for doneness. Once done, remove from oven and allow to cool for about 40 minutes before serving.
Master of Horror John Carpenter was honoured at Fantasia Fest 2020 this year and not only did he accept a Lifetime Achievement Award (the Cheval Noir), he also gifted fans with a Master Class. The genius behind classics like Halloween, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Christine, The Fog, Escape from New York and Starman spoke today, reflecting on his celebrated career.
Here are some highlights:
“Montreal is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been in.”. Carpenter’s first Film to premiere at Fantasia Fest was 1998’s Vampires.
ADVICE TO HIS YOUNGER SELF
“The advice I would give is to relax. It’s a long road
ON COLLABORATING WITH KURT RUSSELL
“There are always projects I want to work with Kurt [Russell] on. … He makes a great Santa Claus.”.
ON BEING INVOLVED IN 2018’s HALLOWEEN
“Jason Blum came and talked to me and he said, ‘Well, they are going to make this Movie whether you’re involved or not. Why don’t you come on board and stop judging these movies from a distance and come in and put your input on it?’. “I don’t know if I made it better. But I did put in my two cents.”.
ON UPCOMING “HALLOWEEN KILLS”
“It is the quintessential Horror film. It is so intense. And oh my god! It even stuns me how incredible it is. David [Gordon Green] just did a great job. I can’t wait to have you see it.”. Like 2018’s Halloween, Carpenter also scores this upcoming installment in the Franchise, coming October 2021.
More on this and other Fantasia Fest events here. The Festival runs digitally through September 2, 2020.
Check back heredaily for Amanda Gilmore‘s reviews of the Festival’s hottest titles.
Moviegoers rocked-out to BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY this weekend, debuting atop the Box Office with $48.9 million from 4,000 theatres for 20th Century Fox. The Freddie Mercury Biopic gets 59% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore, with its star Rami Malek getting major Awards Season buzz for his portrayal. The Film was made for $48 million.
In second is another debut, THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS for Disney with $20.2 million, from 3,766 theatres. The Film starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren, gets 35% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
In third is Paramount Pictures Comedy NOBODY’S FOOL with $13.8 million from 2,468 theatres. It gets 25% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
HALLOWEEN is in fourth with $11.1 million for Universal Pictures, a total $150 million over four weeks domestically.
A STAR IS BORN finds itself in fifth with $10.7 million for Warner Bros., now having made $165.2 million.
THE HATE U GIVE is in ninth with $3.5 million for 20th Century Fox, a total $23.5 million grossed in its run thus far.
Rounding things out is SMALLFOOT with $3.1 million for Warner Bros., a total $76.7 million to-date.
For a second week straight, HALLOWEEN takes the top of the Box Office again with $31.4 million from 3,990 theatres for Universal Pictures. In its domestic run thus far, it has made $126 million and last weekend got the distinction of second-highest opening ever in October.
Still shining bright is A STAR IS BORN is second finally toppling VENOM, that one being in third spot. The former gets $14 million in its third week out, a total $148 million over three weeks for Warner Bros. The latter gets $10.2 million, with $182 million being its three week tally for Sony Pictures.
HUNTER KILLER starring Gerard Butler opens in fourth with $7 million for Lionsgate Films/VVS Films, playing at 2,720 theatres. Despite only 35% from Critics on the Tomatometer, it gets an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
MID90s, the directorial debut of Jonah Hill is in ninth with $3.7 million for A24 Films/VVS Films, expanding to 1,206 theatres in its second week. It gets 78% on the Tomatometer.
NIGHT SCHOOL rounds-out the Top Ten with a respectable $3.2 million for Universal Pictures, a run of $71.4 million over five weeks.
Up to its old tricks, HALLOWEEN debuts huge this weekend to the tune of $80.5 million this weekend from 3,928 theatres for Blumhouse Productions/Universal Pictures. The direct Sequel some 40 years later, ignoring the other Films in the Franchise, gets 81% on the Tomatometer and B+ CinemaScore. This easily is a Franchise-best opening, the best belonging prior to 2007’s Halloween: Resurrection which debuted with $26 million.
In second a third week in-a-row is A STAR IS BORN, still pulling in big numbers with $18.8 million in week three for Warner Bros. It surpasses $125 million in earnings this weekend.
VENOM is in third with $17.5 million for Sony Pictures, a tally of $170.5 million over three weeks.
GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN lands in fourth with $10.1 million for Sony Pictures also, a two week total of $29.2 million.
FIRST MAN is in fifth this weekend with $8.9 million a two week run of $30.3 million for Universal Pictures.
THE HATE U GIVE expands to 2,303 theatres this weekend for 20th Century Fox, placing sixth with $7.7 million, a total $10.9 million grossed since its limited opening. Reviews are phenomenal with 96% on the Tomatometer and a rare A+ CinemaScore.
THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.9 million, expanding to 802 theatres for Fox Searchlight this weekend. Robert Redford’s final bow as an Actor gets 90% on the Tomatometer.
MICHAEL MYERS IS BACK AND SCARIER THAN EVER. CRITICS ARE CALLING HALLOWEEN “ABSOLUTELY THRILLING AND TERRIFYING!” “IT’S NOT JUST A GREAT HORROR MOVIE. IT’S A GREAT MOVIE, PERIOD.” FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES. HALLOWEEN. IN THEATRES OCTOBER 19TH.
Mr. Will x Universal Pictures Canada want to give Readers a chance to attend an Advance Screening of eagerly-awaited HALLOWEEN!
Screenings take place as follows: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17TH
Toronto Cineplex Yonge & Eglinton 7:00 PM
Vancouver Cineplex International Village 7:00 PM
Montreal Cineplex Montreal Forum 7:00 PM
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
See the Trailer:
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Universal Pictures Canada release HALLOWEENFriday, October 19, 2018.