John Carpenter On Seeing 'Halloween' in Theaters
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John Carpenter On Why You Should See ‘Halloween’ in Theaters (Video)



John Carpenter's "Halloween" (Credit: Compass International Pictures)

As previously reported, John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic, Halloween is returning to the big screen for a special one-night event on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

Fathom Events, in partnership with SpectiCast, will present this fan favorite in its entirety with an exclusive introduction by John Carpenter, providing insights on Halloween and how it has forever changed the horror genre in Hollywood. A teaser clip of Carpenter discussing its return to the big screen has been embedded below.

“I think most people have probably seen the movie at home, or on pay-per-view, or on television,” Carpenter says. “But the place to see the film is on a big screen, in the theater. It was designed — the Panavision widescreen was designed for theaters, the lighting was designed for theaters. This is the best place to see it.”

Tickets for John Carpenter’s Halloween can be purchased online by visiting, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).­­

Over 35 years later, Halloween has made its money back more than 200 times, making it one of the most successful independent horror titles of all time, just behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Blair Witch Project. The plot is based around the story of Michael Myers who, at age 6, brutally murdered his sister on a cold Halloween night in 1963. After spending 15 years in a mental hospital, he escapes and returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, with a plan to kill.

Halloween is well deserving of another play on the big screen,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “We cannot wait for audiences to experience this twisted tale in theaters for Halloween.”

As an added bonus, checK out awesome new hi-res images from Halloween below the video!

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