The original "Halloween" movie is returning to the big screen to terrify audiences once again.
The 1978 horror flick is set for another theatrical run starting Sept. 27, Variety reports. Select theaters in around the world will screen the John Carpenter film starring Jamie Lee Curtis leading up to the release of its latest sequel -- also called "Halloween" and starring Curtis. The event comes in time for its 40th anniversary.
Horror fans can look forward not to just seeing the classic film in theaters but also to a restored and digitally remastered version of it. Carpenter said he was "thrilled" to have his horror flick playing in theaters leading up to the release of another installment in the series.
"Having both back in theaters this fall is remarkable," he said in a statement.
The original film and the upcoming one each center on a violent killer named Michael Myers (Nick Castle). Furthermore, he faces off in both with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). The character was a teen in the 1978 film, but now she'll be a grandmother.
It's going to be an extra-scary Halloween this year.
It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. -- but this time, she's ready for him. Read More
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. Read More