Director John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic Halloween is returning to the big screen this October, just in time for its title holiday. Horror buffs and new viewers will be able to experience the slasher film, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, as it’s meant to be seen.
The iconic film, about a masked man named Michael Myers terrorizing teenagers on Halloween night, will be re-released on Oct. 25. It will be accompanied by a short documentary by Justin Beahm called You Can’t Kill the Boogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween.
The film’s re-release also has a vintage-looking new poster by Austin Hinderliter, available to view on Film School Rejects.
Halloween is considered by many to be the quintessential slasher film. It has been cited in much theoretical horror and feminist criticism, including Carol Clover’s landmark essay “Her Body, Himself,” which examines the film according to gender. The movie has spawned multiple sequels and remakes. It’s also just plain scary, and it’s arguably the perfect film to watch on or around Halloween, for more reasons than just its fitting title.
The website for the re-release features a list of participating movie theaters around the United States, with more locations being added through Sept. 28.
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