• Halloween Kills

  • The Official Movie Novelization
  • By: Tim Waggoner
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (350 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The official novelization of the highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s Halloween, starring Jamie Lee Curtis.

Halloween Kills is an upcoming American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride, and Scott Teems. It is a sequel to 2018’s Halloween and the 12th installment in the Halloween franchise. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprising their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers. Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Kyle Richards, Charles Cyphers, and Nancy Stephens reprise their roles from the 2018 and 1978 films, with Anthony Michael Hall also joining. The film is produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum, and Bill Block.

©2021 Tim Waggoner (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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The Shape Never Dies

This is one the best in the franchise and the genre, and the thrilling horrific tale is captured well in this book. Superb narration brings it home. Play the soundtrack in the background while you listen, and when you’re done you’re ready to watch the killer movie again! Love it!!!!

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LAZY

Such LAZY writing... They changed so many scenes from the movie and some of the best scenes cut out completely! I was excited for the firefighter scene and instead I got "five minutes later the shape was the only one breathing.." REALLY??

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Halloween Kills!

I enjoy reading movie novelizations to use my imagination to decipher any differences between the book and movie. This book did a great job of setting the mood and being “The Empire Strikes Back” in tone of the Halloween sequel trilogy. Bronson Pinchot did a fantastic job narrating and you shake your head thinking that voice was once Balki Bartokomous!

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Magnificent!

I love novelizations of my favorite horror films. This one was amazing! Highly recommend it

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Definitely changed a lot in the movie

I loved it but definitely a lot of changes in the movie with characters and deaths

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glorious read. the whole book was a fantastic

the explanation and exploration of the character was great. the only detractor I had had was David Gordon Green said Michael, the Shape was not supernatural. with the film and the novel...The Shape had to be supernatural.

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Mostly Great

It feels like the author doesn't really understand Michael. He made a few changes that take away from the story. also, the lilting voice used for Michael's thoughts was wrong. Otherwise, this is a great adaptation of the movie.

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Problem with audio

Whenever I post this book it would start over from 30 or so minutes before the place where I paused it. Got a little old. Fast.

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If you like the movie, you’ll like this

This is a solid novelization of the movie. It doesn’t add any new scenes, but it does add some really interesting details to some of the characters, Michael Myers in particular. A solid listen.

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Great book had very good details when describing things,

The plot of the story was really great at first until I reached the closing chapters. It is still interesting I just didn’t like how it ended.

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  • Kyle John Rush
  • 10-22-21

Halloween Kills and so does Michael

I love the films, the books add a new dimension to them and I think that only adds to my love of the movie and the franchise itself.

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  • Sash Tucker
  • 12-19-21

very good

if you love Michael myers as much as I do then give this one a listen

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  • PaulC6230
  • 11-11-21

Brilliant…Listen To 2018’s Halloween First !

I quite enjoyed listening to this audiobook and it carrying on from 2018’s Halloween. There is more deaths in this one than the 2018 one which is great in my opinion.

The story differs a little from the movie of the same name at parts due to this being written from a screenplay I’m sure I read.

The narration done for this was perfect no silly woman voices etc just perfect.

Highly recommend if you enjoy the Halloween movies or that kind of genre even true crime fans like myself would enjoy it just listen to the 2018 Halloween first as this starts off right at the end of the first.

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  • R. Ward
  • 09-19-22

The Shape

Unstoppable Michael Myers, referred to here as The Shape, goes on another spree in His home town. This is better that the novel of the previous movie and nicely sets up the next.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-22

Halloween kills

I thought the narrator was brilliant and the storytelling phenomenal for anybody likes the movie franchise I highly recommend you read this book

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  • Miss S.
  • 03-01-22

It was ok

Performance kept going really quiet which I think was to build suspense but then I couldn't hear it. The story kind of went on and on to a point where it got dull. OK as far as this type of story goes.

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  • manfromearth
  • 02-21-22

it kills

very good novelisation if you enjoyed the film the book adds some good backstory

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  • Mr Scott Matthews
  • 01-24-22

Tense and gripping.

Im a huge Halloween fan. This Audio version does not disappoint. Equally as brutal and as gory as the film.

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  • SarahC1985
  • 12-14-21

Absolutely amazing!

I, like many of us have been waiting for this novel for years. So it will probably come as little surprise I finished it within hours of it coming out on the 19th of October which incidentally just happens to be Michael Myers’ 64th birthday! Co-incidence? Doubt it very much! Anyway onto the book itself, it was bloody, violent and brutal. Put simply, it’s easy to say who doesn’t die! There were times I was nearly in tears. Bring on Halloween ends yesterday! I really like the ending, where Michael takes a phone call. It’s obvious all throughout the book that Michael is, understandably perhaps, at the very least annoyed by what Laurie tried to do to him at the end of Halloween 2018! I saw the movie in the cinema with audio description a few days after reading this and absolutely loved that too! Really good musical score. I really liked the flashback to 1978, we learn a lot more about what happened that faithful night. When I heard Doyle is a bird whistler, I literally thought it was someone who made ladies whistle at first! Michael certainly has leg room to move here, and I loved watching Haddonfield get together into a hunting pack to hunt Myers down. “Evil dies tonight!” Problem is, they were deluded, and wrong. I really like Myers’ varied, different and violent ways of killing… well everybody and the way he staged some of his kills. He really is a darkly humoured killer! I wasn’t sure how Bronson would do with this, given I’ve heard him before and haven’t always been that impressed, but I have to be fair he did a pretty good job on this, accept he didn’t seem to want to yell much and there’s a lot of that in this book! I highly recommend Halloween2018 and this novel! Must read for all horror fans, and particularly fans of our friend Michael Myers!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-21

Good fun

I recently watched the film which made this so much better for me it was really well done and I enjoyed it as much as the film

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-03-21

At least it was free

You get what you pay for…or don’t in this case.
Predictable nonsense that was neither enlightening nor scary. Narrator sounded like he was reading to children. Ho hum…next!

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