John Carpenter’s classic slasher film "Halloween" is returning to theaters in a new HD transfer and 5.1 audio.
Beginning Oct. 25 with select showings through Oct. 31, the film will enjoy its widest distribution seen since 1978.
Screenvision, Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films are teaming for the rerelease, which features a showing of Justin Beahm's documentary short “You Can't Kill the Boogyman: 35 Years of Halloween.” The short focuses on the film and Michael Myers' impact on culture and the genre.
“We are thrilled to bring John Carpenter’s original 'Halloween' back to the screen after almost 35 years,” said series producer Malek Akkad. “We are excited for fans from coast to coast to finally get the ultimate theatrical experience.”
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 (Donald Pleasence). On Oct. 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?
Visit screenvision.com for a growing list of participating theaters.
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