In what is fast becoming one of the more crowded October corridors in recent memory – and for big-name horror films, no less – John Carpenter’s Halloween is officially headed back to the silver screen.
First reported by Bloody Disgusting, screenings have been scheduled to take place all next month across the States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany and Ireland, which only has us all the more excited for Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the iconic slasher series in 2018. Danny McBride and David Gordon Green are spearheading development on that one, with Michael Myers expected to slice and dice his way back into theaters late next year.
For the Halloween of old, though, Carpenter’s genre classic will be getting digitally restored and remastered by Dean Cundey, the original cinematographer who helped spawn a million nightmares back in 1978. Now, almost 40 years later, the original Halloween, one which scooped up a record $47 million off the back of a shoestring budget ($300,000), is ready to stage its return.
Halloween is by no means the first film classic to see a re-release, nor will it be the last. Just last month, for instance, James Cameron’s seminal T2: Judgement Day got the 3D upgrade, while it’s understood the Avatar filmmaker is mulling over the possibility of producing a 3D rendition of Aliens further down the line as well.
Still no update on that front just yet, but here’s the official logline for Halloween‘s planned re-release – suddenly all those half-remembered nightmares are beginning to flood back, eh?
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.
Further details on the Halloween re-release will be shared over the coming weeks, so be sure to stay tuned for more.