John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters October 2017

As has now become tradition in recent years, the one, the only, the classic, John Carpenter’s original 1978 masterpiece Halloween is once again returning to theaters around the world this October.

From the official announcement: See the film that defined a genre and launched an iconic franchise the way is was meant to be seen, on the big screen.

Plus, catch an exclusive interview and retrospective with the legendary master of horror, John Carpenter. Introducing the film, this special bonus explores the history of the film and the indelible influence Halloween has had on not only the horror genre, but the entire film industry. Carpenter explains why the film is meant for the big screen, the influences that inspire his filmmaking and how Halloween became the highest grossing independent film of all time.

There’s no better way to experience the movie that brought Michael Myers into nightmares everywhere and launched the career of the original “scream queen” Jamie Lee Curtis, than in cinemas, digitally restored and remastered by the original cinematographer (Dean Cundey).

Get tickets now for the ultimate Halloween cinema experience!

Screenings will be taking place at limited theaters in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, and Ireland (Hello, Silver Shamrock!) throughout October, and you can find out where it’s playing closest you through Specticast.

This 2017 re-release will essentially kick off a year-long 40th anniversary celebration of the original Halloween, which will culminate on October 19, 2018 when the new Halloween movie arrives in theaters, executive produced by John Carpenter and starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode.


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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.