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The Streaming Charts are Stunned by an Expectation-Tempering Horror Flop

Published on July 27th, 2022 | Updated on July 28th, 2022 | By FanFest

While there was justifiable doubt over the announcement of a new Halloween trilogy that disregarded previous franchise history in favor of crafting a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original, David Gordon Green’s 2018 slasher received the best feedback from Michael Myers since 1978, with the highest box office numbers.

Halloween Kills expectations were massively increased after it was postponed by a year owing to the epidemic, especially given that it subsequently became the first major COVID-era release to be delayed. While the hybrid streaming and theatrical presentation was a commercial success by COVID-era standards, critical and fan reactions plummeted off a cliff.

Despite the fact that the first chapter received a Fresh 79 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Halloween Kills was only able to muster 39 percent. Fans of the long-running saga may have liked it more, but the middle chapter wasn’t going to convert any new fans, especially since it spent most of its time doing nothing but spinning wheels.

The 12th installment of the legendary motley of murders has moved to HBO Max in the United States, where it instantly grabbed a place on the Top 10 charts, according to FlixPatrol.

 

Inadvertently knocking the hype for this year’s Hallow Ends down a peg or two, Halloween Kills was emblematic of the difficulties that come with prematurely announcing an entire trilogy, making part two irrelevant and obsolete in the big picture.

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