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Blumhouse to Return ‘Insidious’ and Other Titles to Theaters for Halfway to Halloween Fest

Halloween is still seven months away, but Blumhouse is hoping to tide horror fans over by putting some of its library titles back into theaters.

AMC Theatres will host the five-day event in more than 40 cities and on 100 of its locations, with tickets going for $8. The lineup includes Split (Friday, March 29), The Purge (Saturday, March 30), Ouija: Origin of Evil (Sunday, March 31), Insidious (Monday, April 1 — which is the film’s 13th anniversary) and The Invisible Man (Tuesday, April 2).

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“We wanted to celebrate local communities of horror fans throughout the country with a fun, affordable and slightly evil night at the movies. We’re grateful to our partners at AMC for helping us bring this idea to life,” said Blumhouse founder and CEO Jason Blum in a statement.

Added AMC EVP worldwide programming and CCO: “Blumhouse films terrify and delight horror fans. We are excited to bring these favorites back to the big screen.”

The full list of cities participating can be found here.

It follows several other older titles being re-released in theaters, a welcome development for theater owners who are light on films due to last year’s dual strikes delaying some titles. Christopher Nolan’s 2020 feature Tenet hit theaters again in February, while Pixar has put several titles in theaters after they went straight to streaming during the pandemic. Pixar’s Luca will be the latest when it arrives March 22.

Insidious, in particular, is a special title for Blumhouse, as it will be re-releasing the horror film on its 13th birthday (a significant number to horror aficionados), and it marked the first collaboration between Blumhouse and James Wan’s Atomic Monster, which recently completed a merger.

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