Just in case you want to enjoy your treats in the comfort and safety of your own home this Halloween (well, relatively safe…), Universal has added Halloween Kills to their Peacock Premium service on the same day that the sequel will debut in theaters.
David Gordon Green’s sequel to his remake of the John Carpenter classic will be available to Peacock Premium subscribers at no extra charge. Xfinity cable customers will also be able to view the film for free, as the cable company now provides the streaming service as an additional bonus feature for monthly subscribers.
Universal has employed this strategy recently with a day-and-date streaming and cinema release for the considerably less scary The Boss Baby: Family Business (which made over $57 million domestically in July and August).
While new subscription numbers for Peacock have not been released by the parent company, similar tactics have paid off for HBO Max, which shifted all of their 2021 new releases to both homes and theaters, adding millions of customers since last December’s Wonder Woman 1984 aired on HBO’s streaming service.
Keep checking back with Conskipper this fall for all of your Halloween holiday plans.