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John Carpenter on why Halloween is best seen on the big screen

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Some 37 years after Halloween first hit theaters, the silent masked killer known as Michael Myers seems as impossible to keep down as ever. An 11th film in the slasher franchise is currently in the works, while director and co-writer John Carpenter’s original is headed back to theaters next week for one night only.

In an exclusive teaser video for the re-release, Carpenter himself explains why he thinks his horror classic should be experienced in a theater setting.

“I think most people have probably seen the movie at home, or on pay-per-view, or on television,” Carpenter says. “But the place to see the film is on a big screen, in the theater. It was designed — the Panavision widescreen was designed for theaters, the lighting was designed for theaters. This is the best place to see it.”

Carpenter will further discuss Halloween and its legacy in an introduction playing before the film when it returns Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. local time. Tickets are available from Fathom Events.

Watch the teaser video above.