Now we're talking! The 1978 John Carpenter classic HALLOWEEN is getting a theatrical re-release this Halloween weekend. The Night HE came home indeed! But it's for one night only - Saturday, October 25th. Check THIS WEBSITE for a theater near you. Unfortunately Nashville isn't listed yet, but have no fear. They're still adding locations, and I'm sure Music City will be included in the murderous mayhem.
Hollywood is catching on! Re-releases are the way to go! As I wrote in a blog post recently, re-releasing the original films in theaters is cheaper, easier, and far preferable to the endless string of inferior remakes, especially with a film like Halloween, arguably Carpenter's best work.
So here's what we've got on tap this Halloween season in the way of re-releases:
The Birds – Wednesday, September 19th
Frankenstein/The Bride of Frankenstein (Double Feature) – Wednesday, October 24th
Halloween - Thursday, October 25th
To Kill A Mockingbird – Thursday, November 15th
And don't forget about Raiders of the Lost Ark in theaters now, extended for another week due to wildly successful screenings! I only wish Halloween would screen for an entire week, like Raiders, or at least a weekend. But beggars can't be choosers, and I'll take what I can get. The Shining is getting re-released in the UK as well this year. It's a good time to be a horror fan!!