National CineMedia's FATHOM is digging into the infamous Halloween vault and bringing psychotic murderer Michael Myers back to the big screen in a double-dose of horror with Halloween 4 - The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5 - The Revenge of Michael Myers. Digitally remastered in High-Definition, the Halloween double feature will be presented by NCM's FATHOM and MONSTERS HD, the first-ever and only 24-hour channel exclusively devoted to horror, on October 30th in 250 movie theatres around the country.
For this one-night event, MONSTERS HD, one of the VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high-definition channels nationwide, will specially-produce two featurettes - Halloween: Faces of Fear and Meet the Michaels - which will be presented in true high-definition and will air before the double feature. Halloween: Faces of Fear will include new and archival interviews with many members of the films' original cast and crew, including John Carpenter, the late Moustapha Akkad, Tommy Lee Wallace, Ellie Cornell and Danielle Harris, plus rare behind-the-scenes-footage shot on the Utah set of Halloween 5.
Meet the Michaels will feature interviews with six of the men behind the famous mask including Nick Castle (Halloween); Tommy Lee Wallace (Halloween); Tony Moran (Halloween); George Wilbur (Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers & Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers); Don Shanks (Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers) and Brad Loree (Halloween: Resurrection).
"NCM FATHOM is excited to continue our Halloween tradition by intensifying the terror with this special event that features not one, but two, specially-produced featurettes that truly makes this much more than a movie - it's a Halloween event that horror fans won't want to miss," said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM FATHOM. "What better night to gather in theatres and experience a huge dose of classic horror than on the eve of Halloween?"
"MONSTERS HD celebrates Halloween every day of the year, so we are certainly thrilled to bring fright fans this unique behind-the-scenes footage and interviews on one of the most important horror film franchises of all time," said David Sehring, senior vice president and general manager of MONSTERS HD. "Seeing horror films in true HD and stereo surround sound truly adds an exciting edge to the movie watching experience, and allows these films to take on astonishing new depth and detail to make them even more terrifying."
Halloween 4 - The Return of Michael Myers, originally released in 1988 and the third sequel to the original 1978 teen horror classic Halloween, follows Michael Myers' escape from years of comatose incarceration while being transported from a maximum security institution. He goes back to the original setting of Halloween to find his sisters' daughter, Jamie. The only man who can stop him is Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance). But can he get there in time to save Jamie from Michael?
Halloween 5 - The Revenge of Michael Myers takes place approximately one year after the events of Halloween 4. Michael Myers is back on Halloween night to kill the last remaining member of his family. This time though, the town is ready for him, including Dr. Loomis.