Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Classic Horror Movies Coming to Harkins Theatres Including John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) and Frankenstein (1931)

Halloween is a week away and many people enjoy watching all the scary movies they can during this time of year. We always enjoy watching the new horror films that come out this time of year, but there are many classic horror flicks that can be watched over and over again and can never be matched or should not ever be remade. Harkins Theatres is bringing back a few of those classic horror movies to the big screen that should be brought back on the big screen! John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) will return tomorrow, Thursday, October 25th for one day, and a double feature of Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935) will be in Harkins Theatres on Tuesday, October 30th

This fall, Compass International Pictures, Trancas International Films, and Screenvision turn back the clock to October 1978 in the sleepy town of Haddonfield, Illinois for John Carpenter's immortal classic, Halloween. Beginning October 25th, the original genre-defining horror masterpiece graces the big screen once again. This nationwide release is the widest the film has seen since originally shocking audiences in '78, and will be presented in a striking new HD transfer and 5.1 audio. Michael Myers has spent the last 15 years locked away inside a sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. On October 30, 1978, Myers escapes and makes his way back home to Haddonfield, turning a night of tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women. Dr. Loomis is their only hope, but will be find his shadow-dwelling patient in time? Screenvision's presentation of Halloween will include an exclusive documentary short written and directed by Fangoria's Justin Beahm, You Can't Kill The Bogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween, focusing on the undeniable impact the film, and series, has had on culture and the genre. A full list of theaters will be announced soon.

Just in time for Halloween, NCM Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures will present a Halloween Double Feature in movie theaters nationwide in celebration of Universal's 100th Anniversary. Don't miss seeing Boris Karloff on the big screen as the original "Frankenstein" (1931) followed by Karloff and Elsa Lanchester in "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935). The event will begin with TCM Host Robert Osborne as he treats audiences to exclusive interviews conducted at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival. Joining him will be Karloff's daughter, Sara Karloff along with Bela Lugosi, Jr. the son of the classic "Dracula" star and Academy Award winning make-up artist, Rick Baker. All three will talk about classic horror movies, how legendary icons like Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi helped define the genre and how today's horror films measure up to the classics.

We are very thrilled to know that many classic films are returning to the big screen as they should be seen and how some of us may remember them. We hope to see you at Harkins Theatres to see these classic horror films! 

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