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John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Back In Theaters This October!

If you’ve never seen John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween on the big screen, you just may be able to fix that problem next month. No matter where you live, apparently, since it seems to be getting a fairly wide re-release.

The official Facebook for the film says “This will be the biggest run the film has had since shocking audiences in 1978.” We’re not sure how big this means it will actually be, but hopefully it’s wide enough for you to go check out (wherever you are). Screening before the film will be Justin Beahm’s new mini-doc You Can’t Kill The Boogeyman: 35 Years Of Halloween.

Halloween Movies will soon have info regarding the release, as will we. You’ll know it as it comes in.



  • MakeThisAMovies

    Wow. Obviously I am excited for this, though this article almost feels like bait. I jest. For those of you who despise me at this point, please bare with me. I was asked to be more selective (which was the plan after the first few days anyway), and I believe this warrants a plea.

    If you would love to see Michael Myers brought back in a new film properly, if you long to see the return of The Shape then please sign my petition.

    • zaglewiz

      Meh! No offense bro but I’d rather just stick with the classics. I’m not a big fan of remakes but still a sucker that goes and watches em whenever they make em. I guess its the fanboy inside me hoping they’ll do it right. For the 1 that’s actually good their is always 30 that fucks em up.

      • MakeThisAMovies

        @zaglewis I understand your reserve. I’ve stated that I’m a fan of Zombie’s movies but I think they fail as Halloween films. They hold up when viewed as something different, something Zombie’s own. I think we deserve a Halloween flick that we don’t have to watch with one eye closed to appreciate. We should get the real deal.

  • That_One_Guy

    This is awesome news. I would definitely go see Halloween on the big screen. I’m surprised they are planning such a wide release for this.

  • zaglewiz

    PLAYING AT A TOTAL OF…..3 theaters this Halloween!!!! 🙁 This is always the same ole same ole with this limited release bullshit. Why not go balls to the wall and release it all over the place! If its within a good 2 hour driving distance from me and my boondock surroundings I’ll be more than glad to haul my ass in that very distance but I’m not getting my hopes up.

    • MakeThisAMovies

      @zaglewiz Is that literally how many theaters it’s playing in? Or is this just pessimistic guess?

      • zaglewiz

        My bad bro I meant that’s just a guess. Usually from what I read on various sites whenever they do showings such as this its always in a few theaters.

  • Psycrow

    Still my all time favorite movie!

  • djblack1313

    i’d love to see this on the big screen.

    • zaglewiz

      I’m bout ready to invest in a projector and just have my own showings. Post in random newspapers, websites stating that I’m showing it but no one is allowed to attend. Then in the end I can finally get the last laugh 😀

  • Zombie-Killa


    It’s strange, because re-releasing classics to the big screen is becoming a popular trend. Just saw Jaws at my local theater a few weeks ago, and a month before that, they showed A Clockwork Orange.

    I don’t know if it was nationwide or not, but my local theater re-released Halloween 2 (2009) during October last year. Not too crazy about that film, but seeing it on the big screen again felt pretty cool.

    Never seen the original on the big screen before, so I’m really looking forward to this.

    • zaglewiz

      LUCKY BASTARD!!!!! I’d never be that blessed to see something like that playing in my area. I would consider moving but I prefer my nothing surroundings 😀 The natural creepiness that surrounds me is just to good to move away from lol.

      • Zombie-Killa

        Haha! If it makes you feel any better, I’ll have a chance to see Frankenstein and The Bride Of Frankenstein during a double feature showing next month! lol.

        Funny thing, I used to be in a similar situation. My old local theater only had EIGHT screens, and yes, I was too lazy to drive an hour to the next town. So happy I moved a few years ago!

        Halloween will probably have two showings on some rip-off version of IMAX at my theaters. The ticket prices are a bit more expensive, but I’ll spend the extra cash for Halloween!

  • xxxwolf666

    Saw it first run in the theater when I was 7 years old. Totally willing to go see it in the theater again.

  • Taboo

    Oh hell yes! I’d definitely go if they were playing it here at my local theater.

    • Taboo

      I really hope they are 🙂

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    This is great news. I saw ‘The Exorcist’ twice when they re-released it in theaters. Can’t wait.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Please please please come to my town!!! This is my favorite movie of all time! I MUST see this in theaters!!!!! AHHHH! I haven’t been this excited in a long time. PLEASE!!!!! Sorry for all the exclamation points, but I’m so fucking excited!

    • Taboo

      I will cry if this isn’t shown at my local theater. When do you guys think they’ll premiere this? Most likely on Halloween day?, (which is on a Wednesday)

      • MakeThisAMovies

        @Taboo It will probably come out a week or so before Halloween to maximize potential profit. If it’s truly a “wide release” then they won’t want to skimp on a larger window to make money.

        Also, I hope my local non-chain theater show this. They still use film projection while most places have switched exclusively to digital. I can’t wait to see Halloween with cigarette burns and all.

        Bring Back Michael Myers:

  • Nothing333

    I hope it floats on up to Canada too. We need more revival house showings


    This is going to be awesome!! I saw part 2 in the theaters, I was only a year old when this one came out. Cant wait!!

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