By Marlene Lang, The Patch.com
PHOENIXVILLE, PA — The Colonial Theatre is bringing a Halloween treat to its horror patrons with a triple film feature of “Halloween 4,” “Halloween 5,” and “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers” in October.
It’s a marathon scare, with the films screened one after another.
“We are 99.9 percent sure that these films in the saga have never been screened together before,” said Bob Trate, Colonial Theatre Marketing Manager. The films will be presented together for marathon viewing. Tickets are available now for the Oct. 9 showing at 7 p.m.
Taken together these three movies form the Thorn Trilogy story arc. This return to form — after the box office bomb that was “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” — attempts to focus on a more cohesive narrative, more in keeping with the sequential nature of the original “Halloween” and “Halloween II,” the Colonial explained.
“And it worked spectacularly, returning the Halloween franchise to popularity; rounding out the story arc of the original pair of films, and minting a brand new scream queen in Danielle Harris.”
Trate said, “The Thorn Trilogy has never actually been screened together, as far as we know, and the Colonial Theatre is proud to give horror fans the opportunity to cross this off their bucket lists.” Read about the Thorn Trilogy here.
“It was our plan to screen all three films on 35 MM. With that being said, acquiring prints for the two oldest films was simple. At this juncture, we are in the process of trying to locating 1995’s “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers,” either the theatrical cut or the producer’s cut.”
“Sadly, it seems as both of these have disappeared,” Trate said. “Of course, screening the producer’s cut on Blu-ray is our final option.”
To commemorate the occasion, the Colonial has commissioned Quiltface Studios to craft a special event poster that will only be available at the screening.
Get more information and buy tickets here.