Microgaming has signed a licensing agreement to develop a new online slot based on Halloween horror movie.
Halloween is the 1978 American independent slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill. Halloween horror movie starred Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. The film focuses on the character Michael Myers, who on Halloween night in 1963 at the age of six, murdered his sister. 15 years later, he returns to the fictional midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois to continue his killing spree.
Halloween horror movie was produced on a small budget of $300,000 and till now it has grossed $47 million at the box office in the United States, and $23 million around the world, making a total of $70 million worldwide. The movie was the first instalment in what has become the Halloween franchise, with 10 films in total released to date.
Nearly 40 years later, Halloween horror movie continues to be a firm favourite with viewers and critics. In 2006 the movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as it is believed to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. It also features in many movie polls, including being named in 2010 as one of The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time (Total Film).
David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming:
Ryan Freimann, SVP of Compass:
Microgaming has signed an agreement for Halloween through Compass International Pictures, brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation. The new game is now in development. The slot is scheduled to be released later in the year. It will offers the film’s iconic characters and the renowned soundtrack.