Alright Fright-Fans, prepare yourselves: HALLOWEEN, John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher classic is returning to theaters October 25th! Justin Beahm of HalloweenMovies, Screenvision & Compass/Trancas International Pictures are celebrating the films’ 35th anniversary a little early by re-releasing the horror masterpiece into theaters all over the nation with a brand new digital transfer & 5.1 mix! Being the devout lover of this film I am, I’ve had the good fortune to see a 35mm print a couple of years ago and I’m beyond excited to see this up on the big screen once again.
We’ve attached the full press release below, as well as the brand new poster & trailer made for the re-release!
For your chance to see “the night he came home” on the big screen, check out: http://www.screenvision.com/cinema-events/halloween/ to find a theater near you screening it.
Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising sales, services and content distribution, has teamed up with Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films to bring John Carpenter’s immortal 1978 classic, “HALLOWEEN,” back to the big screen. This nationwide release, beginning October 25th with select showings through October 31st, will be the widest distribution the film has seen since originally shocking audiences in 1978. This cinema scare classic will be presented in a striking, new HD transfer and 5.1 audio.
Screenvision’s presentation of “Halloween” will also include an exclusive documentary short from Justin Beahm entitled “YOU CAN’T KILL THE BOOGEYMAN: 35 YEARS OF HALLOWEEN.” The documentary focuses on the undeniable impact the film, and central figure Michael Myers, have had on culture and the genre.
In the film, the villain, Michael Myers, has spent the last 15 years locked away inside a sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. On October 30, 1978, Myers escapes and makes his way back home to Haddonfield, turning a night of tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women, including Laurie Strode, the star-making role for Jamie Lee Curtis. Dr. Loomis is their only hope, but will he find his shadow-dwelling patient in time?
“We are thrilled to bring John Carpenter’s original HALLOWEEN back to the screen after almost 35 years,” says series producer Malek Akkad. “We are excited for fans from coast to coast to finally get the ultimate theatrical experience.”
Darryl Schaffer, EVP of Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision said: “We’re excited to bring the movie that helped define the horror genre back to the big screen for this timely exhibition.”