NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising sales, services and content distribution, has teamed up with Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the 1978 classic, "John Carpenter's Halloween," with a series of HALLOWEEN films on the big screen. The celebration begins in October with the nationwide release of "John Carpenter's Halloween" and continues through the month with "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" and "Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers" in select theaters. Each of these films will be presented in a striking, new HD transfer and 5.1 audio.
In "John Carpenter's Halloween," the villain, Michael Myers, has spent the last 15 years locked away inside Smith's Grove sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (played by Donald Pleasance). 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, including Laurie Strode, the star-making role for Jamie Lee Curtis. Dr. Loomis is their only hope, but will he find his shadow-dwelling patient in time?
In Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and continued in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Michael has been in a coma since his pursuit of Laurie Strode, 10 years earlier. On October 30, 1988, Michael Myers awakens when he is transferred from Richmond Mental Institute back to Smith's Grove, and when he hears that he has a niece in Haddonfield, the killing begins again. On Halloween night, Jamie goes out trick-or-treating, little knowing that her murdering Uncle is following her and her step-sister Rachel. Dr. Loomis rushes to her aid with the help of Sheriff Meeker. Can anything be done to stop Michael this time?
Darryl Schaffer, EVP of Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision said: "We're excited to help celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the movie that helped define the horror genre by presenting this series in theaters nationwide."
Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest quality moviegoing experience. The Screenvision cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,300 screens in 2,350+ theater locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 10 of the top 15 exhibitor companies. For more information: http://www.screenvision.com.
ABOUT TRANCAS INTERNATIONAL FILMS & COMPASS INTERNATIONAL PICTURES
Founded by the late Producer and Director Moustapha Akkad ("The Message," "Lion of the Desert" and the "Halloween" Series of films), Compass International Pictures, Inc. handles all aspects of the distribution, licensing and marketing of the 1978 classic "John Carpenter's Halloween."
With offices in Los Angeles, CA, Trancas International Films, Inc., is a producer and distributor of film and television entertainment worldwide. In addition to producing new original films, Trancas handles the worldwide distribution of "Halloween 4" and "Halloween 5," as well as the sweeping epics "The Message" and "Lion of the Desert."
David Wengrod – Screenvision, 212.497.0463 DWengrod@Screenvision.com