John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween returns to theaters worldwide this October! See the film that defined a genre and launched an iconic franchise the way is was meant to be seen, on the big screen. Plus, catch an exclusive interview and retrospective with the legendary master of horror, John Carpenter. 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.
There’s no better way to experience the movie that brought Michael Myers into nightmares everywhere and launched the career of the original “scream queen” Jamie Lee Curtis, than in cinemas, digitally restored and remastered by the original cinematographer.
SPECIAL DEAL: Paranormal Books and Curiosities will be offering a 75 minute stroll through Asbury Park’s haunted history before the movie, starting at 7:30pm at Paranormal. Hear of the ghostly happenings in the Downtown on your route to THE SHOWROOM CINEMA screening of HALLOWEEN at 9:30P!
“Halloween is an absolutely merciless thriller, a movie so violent and scary that, yes, I would compare it to “Psycho.”” – Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
“From a shock-and-suspense point-of-view, Halloween is the rival of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” With only a few arguable exceptions (such as “The Exorcist”), there isn’t another post-1970 release that comes close to it in terms of scaring the living hell out of a viewer… A modern classic of the most horrific kind.” – James Bernadelli. REEL VIEWS
“Carpenter displays an almost perfect understanding of the mechanics of classical suspense; his style draws equally (and intelligently) from both Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock” – Dave Kehr, CHICAGO READER