“You can’t kill the boogeyman!”
This iconic quote from John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) has never rung more true. Trick-or-Treaters worldwide be prepared, the groundbreaking horror classic is coming back to cinemas this October! Though not a full “wide” release, the film will be shown in select theaters across the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Ireland, and the UK. And if seeing the classic slasher on the big screen wasn’t enough, moviegoers will also be treated to additional bonus features before each screening!
…catch an exclusive interview and retrospective with the legendary master of horror, John Carpenter. Introducing the film, this special bonus explores the history of the film and the indelible influence Halloween has had on not only the horror genre, but the entire film industry. Carpenter explains why the film is meant for the big screen, the influences that inspire his filmmaking and how Halloween became the highest grossing independent film of all time.
Specticast notes the version of Halloween (1978) hitting theaters has been digitally restored and remastered by the original cinematographer Dean Cundey. A Carpenter mainstay, Cundy also helmed the camera for the sequels Halloween II (1981) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982).
This is not the first time John Carpenter’s masterpiece has snuck back into theaters. However, this year’s release comes on the heels of news regarding the long-awaited sequel. It was recently revealed that Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as Laurie Strode in the upcoming October 2018 release. Introducing new generations to Michael Myers and the Halloween mythos is a great way to generate early buzz!