While we wait for Halloween Ends to complete the new trilogy, we’ve learned today that CineLife Entertainment®, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, will re-release John Carpenter’s 1978 classic film, Halloween and its sequels, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) for the second year in a row.
The legendary series will be back in theaters beginning September 2022.
John Carpenter’s iconic Halloween first debuted on October 25, 1978 in cinemas and on drive-in screens nationwide. The renowned film is often considered a catalyst for today’s horror films, as it showcased a frightening story that Hollywood had never seen before. The original film follows Michael Myers, the infamous villain who turns a night of Halloween tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women, including Laurie Strode, Jamie Lee Curtis’ breakthrough role.
In 1988, Producer Moustapha Akkad single-handedly revived and revamped the franchise with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, which many rank as one of the best and most
popular films in the series, and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers premiered in 1989 to continue the legacy of the infamous character.
“We are ecstatic to once again showcase the legendary Halloween franchise in theaters and continue our strong partnership with Trancas International Films and Compass International
Pictures,” says Bernadette McCabe, CineLife Entertainment’s Executive Vice President. “Halloween fans nationwide showed their unwavering appreciation for the iconic series over the years and we are overjoyed to have the opportunity to bring back such a well received tradition.”
CineLife Entertainment, Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films have partnered to bring these showings to viewers worldwide. “The overwhelmingly positive reaction from fans old and new every year having the opportunity to see this iconic film on the big screen with an audience, coupled with the upcoming October release of director David Gordon Green’s new sequel, Halloween Ends, makes us even more excited to continue the screenings of this legendary franchise that uplifts the Halloween spirit and brings fans together,” says Ryan Freimann, SVP of Trancas and Compass.