HALLOWEEN To Get October Re-Release; New Poster Revealed

John Carpenter's horror masterpiece will be re-released into theaters for its biggest run since its original 1978 release, and we have a brand new poster featuring Michael Myers, aka "The Shape", for you to take a look at..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 9/13/2012
Beginning October 25th, John Carpenter's Halloween will terrify a whole new generation of moviegoers. The movie is expected to have a pretty wide release, so far as we know in the US only. Justin Beahm’s new mini-doc You Can’t Kill The Boogeyman: 35 Years Of Halloween will screen with it.



Compass International Pictures, Trancas International Films, Screenvision, and HalloweenMovies.com are proud to present the one sheet for this October’s U.S. theatrical re-release of John Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece, HALLOWEEN. The poster, designed by artist Austin Hinderliter, marks the return of THE SHAPE to cinema lobbies across the country, presenting the ultimate evil in shadow and autumnal oranges.










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GiantNerd - 9/13/2012, 4:27 PM
One of my favorite movies of all time.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/13/2012, 4:27 PM
Sweeeeet
AlexdoxA - 9/13/2012, 4:33 PM
Doesn't the poster say "October 25th"?
RorMachine - 9/13/2012, 4:36 PM
AlexdoxA, so it does! Site where I picked up the news mustn't have copped it..one sec..
jimpinto24 - 9/13/2012, 4:39 PM
One of my favorite horror movies of all time! I love the concept of Halloween. Michael has a rough childhood growinng up, locked in a mental insitution for most of his life, and then breaks out on Halloween night!
blueorangeny - 9/13/2012, 4:40 PM
ABOUT TIME.....A HORROR MOVIE DURING THE RIGHT TIME OF THE YEAR. AND IT'S A CLASSIC
darkknight2149 - 9/13/2012, 4:41 PM
Awesome! I love that movie! Too bad Rob Zombie had to ruin it.

@Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy (the writer of this article)
"This October - no exact release date as of yet" With all due respect, if you look closely at the bottom of the poster, it says "Begins October 25." It's in real small letters, so I see how you could miss it.
RorMachine - 9/13/2012, 4:46 PM
jimpinto24, nah Rob Zombie added the rough childhood part, completely missing the entire point of the character. In the original Myers was supposed to have a perfectly normal, happy upbringing in a loving household..which is why what he does is so shocking and un-explainable. MM is just pure evil.
xRelentlessx - 9/13/2012, 4:50 PM
Yay ^^
DarkArts - 9/13/2012, 4:57 PM
@RorMachine Zombies remakes were crap.
There was no mystery to Meyers he was simply White Trash from a family of Trash.
And Tyler Mane looked and moved like Kane from the WWE.
RorMachine - 9/13/2012, 5:15 PM
Zombie's first remake wasn't actually a bad movie, it was just a terrible remake. There were some effective parts.
AstroZombie - 9/13/2012, 5:20 PM
Classic! Shoulder to shoulder With PSYCHO, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Night of the Living Dead as the foundation for all modern horror.
Cerebro - 9/13/2012, 5:22 PM
This movie came out a year before i was born. when I got to see it, at age nine or ten, I that it was funny not scary. It did teach me something though, no matter how fast you run away, the bad guy /villain can catch up to you, simply by walking with their head tilted sideways.
ScabbyJ - 9/13/2012, 5:37 PM
I 2nd @Giantnerd and @Rormachine's comments!!!
DarkArts - 9/13/2012, 5:42 PM
@RorMachine If Carpenter had made Zombies movie in'78 it wouldn't have been a classic just a mess.
I think Zombie added the whole freaking moronic White Trash Origin just to give his Wifey a big part it.

And speaking of Meyers Origin, check the Wiki on a Novel printed in '79 by Curtis Richards. It has an origin, which is FAR, FAR better than Zombies, though its unclear if Richards got the origin from Carpenter.

Here is an excerpt from the novel: "The horror started on the eve of Samhain, in a foggy vale in northern Ireland, at the dawn of the Celtic race. And once started, it trod the earth forevermore, wreaking its savagery suddenly, swiftly, and with incredible ferocity".
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CaptainAwesome95 - 9/13/2012, 5:44 PM
I absolutely am going to see this, it was the first full horror movie I ever saw, and it's in my top 10 greatest films of all time.
alekesam - 9/13/2012, 5:52 PM
The chance to see this in the theater is absolutely awesome. I've seen this on regular TV back in the 80s, VHS, DVD, and now Bluray. Undisputed classic. Looking forward to October.
TheLight - 9/13/2012, 5:54 PM
Captain Kirk gave us both space and fear! He gave us the boogeyman!
DioFoRio - 9/13/2012, 5:55 PM
@Darkmetal that explains whatever part had Paul Rudd as Tommy.
MisterMagurlypse - 9/13/2012, 6:00 PM
We need some horror movies now like they were back then. I grew up on Micheal, Jason and Freddy and now there's just no psychos that are worth a damn! The Jason remake wasn't too bad. I liked the tunnels thing they added to explain how he catches up to the victims so quickly. At least the Freddy remake wasn't a bunch of T&A that I thought it was going to be.
DarkArts - 9/13/2012, 6:02 PM
@Dionysios The novel origin had mentioned things they sort of mentioned in that film but there was no cult. And it wasn't presented in that way. Its much better.
I saw that film but I didn't like it. That particular Halloween film has a Directors Cut which can be easily found in segments on You Tube featuring Meyers 1st sex scene. Though you dont see him in action.
Frankie312 - 9/13/2012, 6:06 PM
How awesome is this?!?! Im deff taking my Girlfriend to go see this,this Halloween. Halloween is my favorite Horror movie of all time
DarkArts - 9/13/2012, 6:07 PM
@cipher If you think about it, Pleasance didn't do Loomis the same in H2 as in H1. In H1 he was reserved, level headed and in control. In H2 he was more panicky and controlled by his emotions. And he was done that way the rest of the films.
UrbanKnight - 9/13/2012, 6:14 PM
American Classic. Why not re-release it world wide too tho?

Still gives me the chills. Atmospheric and original!

The shape, that music, story, dialog...so much more.
One of the greats.
jimpinto24 - 9/13/2012, 6:19 PM
@RonMachine. Rob Zombie did a great job showing the rough childhood of Michael Myers in his first film. I was just pointed out his back stoy. Even though it was not seen in the Jon Carpenter's Halloween.
Astronut - 9/13/2012, 6:47 PM
WOW, this is really, really KICK ASS to hear!!! I will probably go with friends! We all love this film.
supermarioworldE - 9/13/2012, 6:56 PM
The worst thing that could've happened to Halloween is that it bore sequels and became a franchise. Halloween's greatness stands alone.

I'll definitely catch this on the re-release date.
jessepostal - 9/13/2012, 7:43 PM
zombies version gave mm a purpose and a rhyme and reason, which i think ruined it,movies explain way too much these days. It also got pretty boring in the 2nd and 3rd act. the original h2 wasn't shabby but after that they should have stopped, especially halloween 3(wtf was the point??)If you want to watch a classic horror suspense type watch the strangers, highly underrated and very creepy!
trytan - 9/13/2012, 8:05 PM
AWESOME! My favorite horror film ever. I will be going to see this for sure. I gave Rob Zombies P.O.S. a chance, and regretted doing so. I'm so glad they're re releasing it into theaters as i wasn't alive the first time around and now I can see it on the big screen.
HeadPool420 - 9/13/2012, 8:43 PM
I loved the first and second. Didn't care much about anything after those and that includes the remakes.
DioFoRio - 9/13/2012, 9:35 PM
@Jesse yeah the strangers was good and atmospheric. I like my Michael Myers as a boy from a good home who is just evil incarnate.
DioFoRio - 9/13/2012, 9:36 PM
@Darkmetal. Gonna have to check out the novelization
Plisskenman - 9/13/2012, 9:51 PM
Wish they also re-released H2 and H3 in theaters too, now that would be awesome.
AlexDeLarge87 - 9/13/2012, 11:10 PM
Best horror movie made. :)

Main reason: Spooky atmospehere and theme.

Couldnt sleep in few nights after i watched this as kid.
AlexDeLarge87 - 9/13/2012, 11:27 PM
Best thing about Michael is that he comes from ordinary family and doesnt have reason to do what he did. Or so i liked to think. The sequels (except the second) and Zombie´s version ruined that idea.

He just suddenly snaps as a kid looses himself and kills his sister for no reason.
He spends 15 or was 20 years in the asylum and something makes him escape and start a killing spree in the same night he killed his big sister.

No need to explain why he snaped. Its more spookier if we doesnt know.

He just is evil.
ABLEE337 - 9/14/2012, 4:54 AM
Hmmmm, shouldn't the Halloween re-makes have a white Chris Pine mask???
CrowPirate1 - 9/14/2012, 6:14 AM
The absolute best horror movie ever made, and one of my top 5 actual fav movies of all time!! omg.. I am so jazzed!! I didn't get to see it in a theater, not being BORN and all yet!! LOL

Brady1138 - 9/14/2012, 6:55 AM
Digging the new retro-style poster!
SamHell - 9/14/2012, 8:46 AM
Love this idea of bringing it back out.

also really enjoyed Halloween III: Season of the Witch
AlexDeLarge87 - 9/14/2012, 8:53 AM
^ That was disturbing film.
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