'Halloween' Re-Release Brings VA's Nancy Kyes Back to Theaters

Posted By on September 23, 2012

After starring in a trio of director John Carpenter’s early films, Falls Church, Virginia native Nancy Kyes retired from acting and started a new life, but the former Nancy Loomis will be back in theaters next month in her most memorable role, as “Annie Brackett” in the original 1978 horror classic Halloween.

Falls Church, VA native Nancy (Loomis) Kyes plays Annie Brackett in the 1978 classic 'Halloween'.

Falls Church, VA native Nancy (Loomis) Kyes plays Annie Brackett in the 1978 classic ‘Halloween’.

The groundbreaking film that introduced the world to movie icon Michael Myers is being re-released into select theaters nationwide starting on October 25 and running through Halloween night, kicking off next year’s 35th anniversary celebration of Halloween‘s original release.

Kyes is credited as Nancy Loomis in her film appearances, including her roles in Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Fog (1980), and Halloween. She also made cameo appearances in both Halloween II (1981) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch, during which time the actress was married to Halloween III director Tommy Lee Wallace.

On television she appeared in the 1985 revivial of The Twilight Zone.

Michael Myers stalks Nancy Kyes in 'Halloween' (1978).

Michael Myers stalks Nancy Kyes in ‘Halloween’ (1978).

“Nancy Loomis” retired from acting in the mid-1980s and began working as a sculptress in the Los Angeles area as “Nancy Kyes”, where she still works today.

You can watch the official trailer for the Halloween re-release in the player below, and then scroll down to view the new poster and read the full press release!

Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising sales, services and content distribution, has teamed up with Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films to bring John Carpenter’s immortal 1978 classic, HALLOWEEN, back to the big screen. This nationwide release, beginning October 25th with select showings through October 31st, will be the widest distribution the film has seen since originally shocking audiences in 1978. This cinema scare classic will be presented in a striking, new HD transfer and 5.1 audio.

Screenvision’s presentation of HALLOWEEN will also include an exclusive documentary short
from Justin Beahm entitled
YOU CAN’T KILL THE BOOGEYMAN: 35 YEARS OF HALLOWEEN. The documentary focuses on the undeniable impact the film, and central figure Michael Myers, have had on culture and the genre.

In the film, the villain, Michael Myers, has spent the last 15 years locked away inside a sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. On October 30, 1978, Myers escapes and makes his way back home to Haddonfield, turning a night of tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women, including Laurie Strode, the star-making role for Jamie Lee Curtis. Dr. Loomis is their only hope, but will he find his shadow-dwelling patient in time?

“We are thrilled to bring John Carpenter’s original HALLOWEEN back to the screen after almost 35 years,” says series producer Malek Akkad. “We are excited for fans from coast to coast to finally get the ultimate theatrical experience.”

Darryl Schaffer, EVP of Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision said: “We’re excited to bring the movie that helped define the horror genre back to the big screen for this timely exhibition.” For the ever growing list of
participating theaters, visit

Halloween - 2012 re-release poster


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