John Carpenter’s original 1978 slasher classic “Halloween” is returning to cinemas beginning September 27th with plans for a release on over 1,000 screens three weeks before the 2018 reboot arrives on October 19th.
Spotlight Cinema Networks, Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films are teaming for the re-release which includes the film restored and remastered digitally under the supervision of original cinematographer Dean Cundey.
Carpenter says in a statement: “I’m thrilled to have the original make its way back into theaters, as we prepare for the release of the sequel. Having both back in theaters this fall is remarkable.”
The new “Halloween” ignores all the other “Halloween” films bar the original 1978 movie, serving as a direct follow-up to that. It recently screened at the Toronto Film Festival to strong reviews.