John Carpenter’s Original HALLOWEEN Back in Theaters Oct 25th – 31st
Wow, big news indeed! I first saw HALLOWEEN back in 1978 at a daytime advance screening at the now-shuttered Kenrick Theater in St. Louis County. I saw it a few more times at drive-ins but have not experienced it in a theater in 34 years. I will not be missing this – and neither should you !!!
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.”
Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest quality moviegoing experience. The Screenvision cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,300 screens in 2,350+ theater locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 10 of the top 15 exhibitor companies. For more information: http://www.screenvision.com.
ABOUT COMPASS INTERNATIONAL PICTURES
Compass International Pictures in Los Angeles, CA is a distribution company founded in 1977, and is currently a subsidiary of Trancas International Films, Inc. Compass was the distributor behind a number of iconic genre titles throughout the 70s and 80s, most notably, the 1978 classic Halloween. Trancas International Films, Inc. is a full fledged entertainment company with distribution, production, visual effects, digital effects, and publishing. Trancas International Films, Inc. has continued to carry the Halloween torch, overseeing the production of nine films in the series since the original, totaling over $300mil in box office receipts. They are currently in development on the next entry in the franchise.
Check out the trailer for the original: