Don’t panic, no one is rebooting Halloween again! Just the trailer.
It’s been 35 years since John Carpenter’s classic horror flick Halloween first graced the big screen and now Michael Myers returns for a limited theatrical run. To maximize what is guaranteed to be a legendary throwback experience, a new teaser trailer has debuted online and can be seen below.
Chances are if you’re a fan of the film you can already guess which scares were edited into the preview – but I doubt anyone guessed the voiceover duties were to be carried out by someone with no charisma.
There are plans to re-release Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining in U.K. cinemas this Halloween as well, complete with footage previously unseen on those shores. In light of the last decade’s unabashed “reappropriating” of cinema’s back catalogue for remakes, reboots and blatant thievery, could the simple re-release be an even MORE cost effective way of getting bums on seats?
Halloween, the film which kickstarted the slasher genre back in 1978 (picking up where Psycho left off in 1960) raked in an incredible $47 million at the box office, considering its meagre budget of $320,000.
Its limited run from October 25th to 31st this year is unlikely to surpass this, however this release sees it twinned with the documentary You Can’t Kill The Bogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween.
The film follows the tale of escaped mental patient, Michael Myers, who returns to his hometown to seek revenge on his sister Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis.
You can check out the screening locations and book tickets for the Halloween re-release at www.screenvision.com