‘Halloween Kills’ to World Premiere at Venice Film Festival in September

The world premiere of Halloween Kills is officially set to take place during the Venice International Film Festival in September, where Jamie Lee Curtis will be honored with a lifetime achievement award.

Deadline reports that The 78th Venice Film Festival will this year award a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Jamie Lee Curtis in a ceremony that will take place on Wednesday, September 8 at the Sala Grande, before the out-of-competition world premiere screening of director and co-writer David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills.

Of the Lifetime Achievement, Curtis said, “I am incredibly humbled to be honored in this way by the Venice International Film Festival. It seems impossible to me that I’ve been in this industry long enough to be receiving ‘Lifetime Achievement’ recognition, and to have it happen now, with Halloween Kills, is particularly meaningful to me. Halloween — and my partnership with Laurie Strode — launched and sustained my career, and to have these films evolve into a new franchise that is beloved by audiences around the world was, and remains, a gift. Italian Cinema has always honored and heralded the genre that gave me my career, so I couldn’t be more proud and happy to accept this award from the Venice International Film Festival on behalf of Laurie and all the courageous heroines of the world who stand tall in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles and refuse to yield.”

Curtis also posted a message about the announcement on Instagram, noting, “I will… stand in for my entire HALLOWEEN family,… and will represent ALL the heroines of the world who refuse to yield!”

The official synopsis: 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.

Halloween Kills will be released in theaters on October 15.

Watch the official trailer and see the official poster below, and then watch our full discussion and breakdown here.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.