Peacock has made some major reveals the last two days, including the news that Halloween Kills will now open in both theaters and on the streaming service on the same day, Friday, October 15, 2021.
We’ve also got the trailer and key art for Unidentified with Demi Lovato and The Toolbox Killer.
In 2018, David Gordon Green’s Halloween, starring icon Jamie Lee Curtis, killed at the box office, earning more than $250 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing chapter in the four-decade franchise and setting a new record for the biggest opening weekend in history for a horror film starring a woman.
And the Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn’t over yet. Minutes after Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor.
But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster.
The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all. Evil dies tonight.
Universal Pictures, Miramax and Blumhouse present a Malek Akkad film, Halloween Kills, co-starring Will Patton as Officer Frank Hawkins, Thomas Mann (Kong: Skull Island) and Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight).
From the returning filmmaking team responsible for the 2018 global phenomenon, Halloween Kills is written by Scott Teems and Danny McBride and David Gordon Green based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. The film is directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Malek Akkad p.g.a., Jason Blum and Bill Block. The executive producers are John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Ryan Freimann.
UNIDENTIFIED WITH DEMI LOVATO
The four-part limited series Unidentified with Demi Lovato will stream September 30 on Peacock. All four episodes will drop at once.
Unidentified with Demi Lovato is an unscripted series that follows Lovato and their skeptical best friend Matthew and their sister Dallas, as they search for the truth about the UFO phenomena. While consulting with leading experts, Demi, Dallas and Matthew will investigate recent eyewitness encounters, uncover secret government reports, and conduct tests at known UFO hot spots.
Demi Lovato is a true believer, and during this courageous adventure, they hope to convince their friends, family and their social fans and followers that not only do E.T.’s exist but that they are already on earth!
Demi plans to gain new insights into extra-terrestrials through interviewing scientists, eyewitnesses, alien abductees and conducting UFO experiments. They believe extra-terrestrials are here to help us save our planet and ourselves.
This series is an immersive docu-follow exploration of Demi’s quest, along with Dallas and Matthew, told through Demi’s unique and entertaining point of view.
Unidentified with Demi Lovato is produced by GoodStory Entertainment in association with SB Projects. Demi Lovato will executive produce. Scooter Braun, Scott Manson and Allison Kaye will executive produce for SB Projects. JD Roth, Adam Greener and Sara Hansemann will executive produce for GoodStory. Andrew Nock also executive produces.
THE TOOLBOX KILLER
Peacock also announced the true crime Peacock Original documentary The Toolbox Killer. The two-hour special will drop on Thursday, September 23 on Peacock. Additionally, the documentary will air on Oxygen Sunday, October 3.
In his own words, America’s most sadistic serial killer, Lawrence Bittaker, describes his 1979 killing spree in this 2-hour documentary. Known as “The Toolbox Killer,” Lawrence Bittaker, alongside his partner Roy Norris, committed heinous acts.
Bittaker remained silent about his crimes for 40 years until he met criminologist Laura Brand. Over the course of five years, Brand recorded her many conversations with Bittaker as he spoke from death row about his methods and motives, providing unique insights into the mind of a criminal sadist.
The special features commentary from survivors and the victims’ family members, including missing victim Andrea Hall, who’s family spoke out publicly for the first time, and Tracee Witney, Lawrence Bittaker’s next door neighbor, who reveals the horror she saw, and more.
The Toolbox Killer is produced by Mike Mathis Productions with Mike Mathis, Matthew Testa and Laura Brand serving as executive producers.