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John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns To Theaters On October 25!

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 entitled “You Can’t Kill The Bogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween.” The documentary focuses on the undeniable impact the film, and series, has had on culture and the genre. A full list of exhibiting theaters will be announced soon.

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.

Look for showtimes and locations to be added here soon, and as always keep an eye on for more information.



  • DragonSlayer111

    one of the best, if not the best, horror movies ever made…never should have been touched for a remake

    • even on a post dealing only with the original people feel the need to attack the remake. It was made. You may not have liked, others (like me) found it to be fantastic. It takes absolutely nothing away from the original, and they’re so different that you can’t properly compare them.

  • I’ll definitely be going to this. Luckily 3 theaters near my college will be showing this so it’ll be no problem.

  • Joe-Banger

    Never was a huge Haloween fan but it was good for its time. If this news is real I might just go see it in theatres I like Rob Zombie but his interpretaion of the original severly sucked! The sequel was ok at best. Sorry Rob, stick to music. Unless The Lords Of Salem kicks ass!

  • Taboo

    I knew it would be on the 25th that they would play this. Since it’s on a Tuesday I have to see if I can go watch it. Good thing there are at least two theaters near me that are playing it.

  • K-Dogg

    Fave Horror Movie of all time…Please come to a city near me !!!

  • Nothing333

    Nice to hear its getting a new HD transfer. Glad I didn’t buy the available blu yet and can probably pick up this one

  • MakeThisAMovies

    Yes! They finally announced it will be playing in my area. Great news.

    Michael Myers is dead. Now resurrect The Shape. SIGN THE PETITION! Fans unite.

  • ThunderDragoon

    They’re playing it in my town! YES!!! My favorite film of all time and I finally get to see it on the big screen. I’m so happy.

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