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How to watch Halloween Kills online — release time and more

Michael Myers in front of a burning house in Halloween Kills
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It's time to watch Halloween Kills online, and you don't even need to go to a movie theater to get scared by the return of Michael Myers, in the second chapter of the H40 timeline of the Halloween movies. Confused already? Our guide to watching the Halloween movies in order breaks it down for you.

The film, directed by David Gordon Green, is a follow-up to 2018's Halloween, itself a sequel to the original 1978 John Carpenter film. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is still alive, but somehow (after being burnt to a crisp) Myers is as well. And so we get a hunt to finally destroy the killer.

Halloween Kills online release time

You can now stream Halloween Kills, as it released on Peacock on Friday, October 15, 12 a.m. PT / 3 a.m. ET. An early release was teased, but never officially confirmed.

How to watch Halloween Kills online outside of the U.S.

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Halloween Kills cast

  • Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, the through-line and sole survivor of Michael Myers' 1978 killing spree
  • Judy Greer as Karen Nelson, Laurie's daughter
  • Andi Matichak as Allyson Nelson, Karen's daughter and Laurie's granddaughter
  • James Jude Courtney / Nick Castle as Michael Myers / The Shape, the killer who returns for more
  • Airon Armstrong, as a younger Michael Myers in 1978
  • Haluk Bilginer as Dr. Ranbir Sartain
  • Will Patton as Deputy Frank Hawkins, a sheriff's deputy attacked by Dr. Sartain in the previous film
  • Thomas Mann as young Frank Hawkins
  • Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace, one of the kids Laurie babysat in 1978
  • Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle, Lindsey's friend 

Halloween Kills reviews

Currently sitting low with a 47% on Rotten Tomatoes, Halloween Kills is not doing well with critics. 

Over at the New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis argues the film is "Plagued by idiotic pronouncements (“He is an apex predator!”) and moronic behavior (doors are left unlocked, an unloaded gun is brandished), “Halloween Kills” plays at times like an exceptionally gory comedy routine." She also notes that "Clumsy flashbacks to the original plot soothe the uninitiated, and characters we barely remember are reintroduced to take their chances among those being creatively killed off."

Patrick Cavanaugh at ComicBook.com calls the film "Ruthless and Redundant" and notes that Halloween Kills "plants the seeds for some ... interesting ideas and lets them gestate just long enough to resonate with the audience, yet still contradicts itself and leaves audiences with muddled messaging."

And at Empire, Ian Freer writes that "Halloween Kills bends conventions to breaking point, making it impossible to root for any of the dumbass victims."

That said, these movies are practically review-proof, so we don't think these sour reviews will harm its opening box office.

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Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past six-plus years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.