(from left) Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) and The Butcher (Vince Vaughn) in Freaky, co-written and directed by Christopher Landon.

‘Freaky’ Director Not a Fan of Day-and-Date Releases

As Halloween Ends looks poised to have a solid if perhaps underwhelming weekend at the box office (look for our box office report this afternoon), some will inevitably point fingers. One target could certainly be the decision to debut the sequel simultaneously on Peacock, as well as in theaters. The prior film, Halloween Kills, followed the same path, just to bigger results. Well, if you ask one particular director, the movie definitely was harmed by this strategy.

As detailed in The Hollywood Report, Freaky director Christopher Landon has slammed the day and date model on social media. Landon had a similar issue with his own film, Freaky, and the movie definitely underperformed. Joey and Myles loved it (Joey’s rave can be found here), so it’s a shame the flick suffered. If nothing else, Landon brings up some good points.

Here is the start of his Twitter thread:

Source: THR


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