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Spooktacular: The Night He Came Home – 40 Years of Halloween

Michael Myers slashes his way through Palace Centro during the James Street cinema's halloween marathon.
By Sarah Ward
August 08, 2018
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Spooktacular: The Night He Came Home – 40 Years of Halloween

Michael Myers slashes his way through Palace Centro during the James Street cinema's halloween marathon.
By Sarah Ward
August 08, 2018
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Every year, when October rolls around, watching horror movies is on everyone's agenda. 'Tis the season for bumps, jumps, screams, creepy celluloid dreams and getting scared while sitting in a cinema, after all. But there are halloween marathons, and then there are Halloween halloween marathons. No, we didn't accidentally repeat a word in the last sentence.

At Palace Centro, it's spooktacular time — and the James Street cinema is dedicating an entire night to the frightening film series that John Carpenter started 40 years ago. Expect the writer/director/composer's famous piano-filled score to echo throughout the building as Michael Myers dons his mask, grabs a knife, bursts through wardrobes, stalks babysitters and terrifies his hometown of Haddonfield, all on the titular occasion. And, expect Jamie Lee Curtis to cement her credentials as the ultimate big-screen scream queen.

From the iconic first film — one of the best horror flicks ever made — to the not-so-iconic late 90s and early 00s sequels, all eight original Halloween movies will screen from 7pm on Saturday, October 27. The Halloween onslaught couldn't be better timed, and not only due to the date, with the all-new ninth film in the franchise hitting cinemas everywhere just a week earlier.

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