About three years ago Synapse Films’ Don May, Jr., announced an estimated 45,000 feet of negative outtakes from John Carpenter’s Halloween had been discovered. Things feel eerily silent, but today there’s been a bit of an update, although it’s not the kind we’ve been hoping for.
May and purchaser Billy J. Kirkus have hit a roadblock of sorts. There’s just too much footage for them to process (they’re still not sure what exactly it is that they have), and any attempt for drum up interest from Anchor Bay and Malek Akkad has fallen on deaf ears. This amazes us since Anchor Bay releases a new version of Halloween just about every year; you’d think the powers that be would consider this a goldmine.
For now the film just sits in a box, but May did give Fangoria a look at some of what they did process. Click the image below for more including some never-before-seen screen shots and some news about what YOU can do to help bring this footage home.
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