Halloween Ends, the movie that promises to end it all – finally – between Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis is now out in theaters and available through the Peacock streaming service.
The flick is billed as “Laurie Strode’s last stand” and “after 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion.”
However, judging from Rotten Tomatoes, it’s not a satisfying conclusion at all, which following how well done the first movie was is a major disappointment, but not expected, as the second was pretty bad, actually really bad.
Halloween End has a 43% Rotten Tomatoes Score
Halloween Ends currently has a 43% Rotten Tomatoes Score from critics and an Audience Score of 58%, so we see the critics and fans are pretty much in line and don’t like the film all that much.
Halloween Kills has a 39% Rotten Tomatoes Score
For comparison, Halloween Kills has a 39% Rotten Tomatoes Score from critics but a 66% from fans, so while the critics didn’t favor it, at least fans thought it was pretty decent.
Personally, I thought Kills was terrible which, again, has a lot to do with how much I liked the first one.
2018 Halloween has a 79% Rotten Tomatoes Score
The 2018 Halloween has a 79% Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score and a 71% Audience Score, so we see the big difference.
I haven’t seen Halloween Ends just yet but I was chatting about it on Twitter and heard mixed results with it at least said Jamie Lee Curtis puts in a good performance, which doesn’t come as a surprise as Curtis always puts in a good performance in everything she does.
Halloween IMB ratings
Checking IMDb offers Halloween Ends has a 5.3 rating, which is slightly lower than Halloween Kills‘ 5.5 ratings, and similar to Rotten Tomatoes with the bump, but much lower than the 2018 Halloween with a 6.5 rating.
Halloween Ends box office
A quick check of the box office reveals good results as its Thursday preview brought in $5.4 million, which is up 11% from last year’s Halloween Kills Thursday preview, which was $4.85 million.
The 2018 Halloween made over $255 million, and Kills made half that at over $131 million.
If you are up to see a horror movie for the October month, Smile has a 78% Rotten Tomatoes Critics and a 78% Audience Score, and Barbarian has a 92% Critics Score and a 70% Audience Score.