John Carpenter’s Halloween Haunts Theaters Worldwide in October

The seminal classic Halloween, which introduced the world to the evil of Michael Myers, is heading back to theaters to afford everyone at least one good scare this October thanks to SpectiCast, Compass International Pictures, and Trancas International Films.

From the Press Release
SpectiCast, one of the fastest growing event cinema marketing and distribution companies in the world, has partnered with Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films to bring John Carpenter’s immortal 1978 classic Halloween back to theaters worldwide beginning October 1, 2014, with select screenings available through October 31st.

For the first time ever, the digitally restored and re-mastered print, created under the supervision of world renowned cinematographer Dean Cundey, will be seen on big screens around the world.  In the film 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 breakout role for Jamie Lee Curtis.  Dr. Loomis is their only hope, but will he find his shadow-dwelling patient in time?

“We are delighted to work with SpectiCast to bring this restored and re-mastered version of Halloween to movie screens,” says producer Malek Akkad. “We are excited for fans across the globe to experience this film like never before.”

SpectiCast Co-founder and President Mark Rupp stated, “As we continue to cultivate unique programming, our goal is to bring quality films and events to theaters around the world for audiences to enjoy.  Halloween’s encore to movie screens in this never-before-seen restored and re-mastered form carries on our tradition of excellence.”

Halloween 1978 will be appearing on more than 500 screens at select theaters in over twelve countries around the world.

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  • I think I’m going to skip my Halloween Blu and start with 2 so I can really enjoy this in theaters 😀

    • MonsterMash

      It looks pretty damn good. Saw it last year. Same transfer I believe.