John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns To Theaters This October

If you’ve never had the opportunity to see director John Carpenter’s classic horror flick Halloween on the big screen, you’ll have an opportunity to correct this problem in just a few short weeks. According to Slash Film, the genre icon’s legendary slasher flick will invade select theaters for a short jaunt next month. Given the holiday which falls at the end of the month, the film’s October re-release seems appropriate.

Halloween, which stars Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, and 80s cutie P.J. Soles, tells the story of a “psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.” The film has spawned a number of sequels over the years, none of which really captured the mystery and intensity of Carpenter’s 1978 classic.

First Showing reports that the movie is slated to return to theaters for one brief week starting October 25. To see if the film is headed into your neck of the woods, take a trip to Screen Vision and have a look at the participating theaters list. Some folks may be required to drive a short distance to see the flick, but if you’re a fan of Carpenter’s horror masterpiece, then chances are the trip will be completely worthwhile.

Director Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, meanwhile, will continue to delight audiences in a theatrical setting for a few more weeks. Here’s word about the extension straight from the official press release:

“Due to the extraordinary response for the newly re-mastered ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ during its one-week IMAX engagement, Paramount Pictures Corporation, a division of Viacom, Inc., has announced that the film will have an extended theatrical run beginning Friday, September 14.”

If you missed both Halloween and Raiders of the Lost Ark during their original theatrical runs, the opportunity to correct this problem is afoot. Are you excited about catching these flicks on the big screen?