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John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)


  • Oct 6 4:15 pm • 7:15pm
  • Oct 7 7:15pm
  • Oct 8 3pm
  • Oct 9 7:15pm 

The original HALLOWEEN has been digitally restored and remastered and features an exclusive extended interview and retrospective with filmmaker John Carpenter. This 15 minute exclusive explores the history of the film, the legendary director behind it and the influence HALLOWEEN has had on not only the horror genre, but also 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.


On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith's Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.

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