News: John Carpenter’s Halloween Back in Theaters


Standing behind two young gentlemen, I overheard the following exchange at a horror convention this past weekend: (Kid #1) “I heard they’re not gonna release Halloween 3D this year, or maybe ever.” (Kid #2) “The first two movies weren’t that good – that’s probably why. I don’t even get why they have all this stuff (pointing to an old-school ‘Shatner’ Halloween mask, circa 1978).”

Geez, kids these days, right?

Yes, these two rosy cheeked little cherubs were completely ignorant of the long and illustrious (mostly) history of the Halloween film franchise, at least beyond the two most recent Rob Zombie films.


Jamie Lee Curtis - HalloweenDie-hard horror fans all know somebody like these two misguided souls, and it’s our duty – nay, our moral imperative, to right this injustice. Fortunately that just got a little easier this week with the announcement that John Carpenter‘s original horror masterpiece, Halloween (1978) will be screening at major theaters coast-to-coast next month!

From the Halloween Movies Facebook page:

This October, John Carpenter’s immortal classic, HALLOWEEN, will be making a return to theaters nationwide. This will be the biggest run the film has had since shocking audiences in 1978, and makes for the perfect early kick-off to next year’s 35th Anniversary celebration.

Screening before the film will be YOU CAN’T KILL THE BOGEYMAN: 35 YEARS OF HALLOWEEN, a new mini-documentary written and directed by our own Justin Beahm, focusing on the undeniable impact the film (and series) has had on culture and the genre. The documentary will run at all screenings coast-to-coast.

More details will be posted soon over at, but before the press or anyone else found out, we wanted to share the news with you, the most amazing fans in cinema. Stay tuned!

Like many fans, this will be my first opportunity to see this movie on the big screen, and I can’t wait!

Until then, here’s a little something to get you in the mood –  Nathan’s look at the Worst 2 the Best of the Halloween Film Franchise.


About Dave_P

Dave_P studied fine arts and film history and is a graphic and web designer, and a diehard movie fan. David has been involved with a variety film festivals including the Cinephile Film Festival, the PRIDE Film festival, and the Manhattan Short Film festival, and is currently the director of the Dark Carnival Film Fest in Bloomington, Indiana. (

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.

Social Widgets powered by