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John Carpenter’s Iconic “HALLOWEEN” Thriller Continues to Spook and Delight Fans Worldwide through Merchandise

Los Angeles, CA – In 1978, John Carpenter created one of the most iconic villains in film history, Michael Myers, with the film “Halloween.” Since then, fans from all over the world have flocked to stores and online retailers to revisit and celebrate the classic tale of Michael Myers, Laurie Strode, and Dr. Loomis through collectible merchandise. Now, nearly 40 years later, fan enthusiasm for the film is as strong as ever and not just during the month of October.

A collectible “Halloween” art poster from Bottleneck Gallery was released in the spring of 2017, months away from the Halloween holiday, but that did not deter fans. The poster had an enormous release (evidencing the perennial popularity of the film), with demand for that one poster being the strongest Bottleneck has ever received. Joe Bouganim discussed the development of the poster and said, “Halloween’ has so many iconic scenes and moments it was hard to decide which to focus on. We ultimately went with featuring the pumpkin because it is such a seminal part of the film, but often not given the attention we think it deserves.”

Upcoming games for “Halloween” include a beautifully crafted online gambling game from Microgaming. The audience for this game are players outside the United States, namely the UK and Europe. “The mechanics on the ‘Halloween’ game from Microgaming are truly exceptional. They developed new pay tables and new ways to win that I think fit beautifully within the game” said Stephanie Kupperman, Director of Business Development for Creative Licensing. 

“Halloween” is not just popular with gamers, as fans can choose from a variety of collectible merchandise to show their appreciation. Such items include apparel from UK manufacturer Park Agencies, apparel from the Australian manufacturer Licensing Essentials, a limited-edition art poster from Bottleneck gallery, and a collectible pin set from CreepyCo.

At booth F72 at Brand Licensing Europe, Creative Licensing will be showcasing some of the newest, high-end pieces from the “Halloween” collectibles program, and will preview the 40th anniversary logo for 2018!

About Creative Licensing
Located in Los Angeles CA, Creative Licensing is a full service independent merchandise licensing agency that specializes in long-term brand development. Founded in 1982, Creative Licensing currently represents a large catalogue of classic films and properties.

About Trancas International Films & Compass International Pictures
TRANCAS INTERNATIONAL FILMS, along with its subsidiary, COMPASS INTERNATIONAL PICTURES, has produced every film in the "Halloween" franchise. Based primarily in Los Angeles, California, but operating world-wide, Trancas and Compass actively produces, distributes, and markets both new films and those in their library with partners including Miramax, Anchor Bay, Blumhouse, The Weinstein Company, and others. Trancas is currently in active development of the next installment of Halloween, having teamed up with Jason Blum's Blumhouse and John Carpenter, who returns to the franchise after a long absence as Executive Producer.

"Halloween" (R) and "Michael Myers" (R) are Registered Trademarks of Compass International Pictures, Inc., All Rights Reserved. (c) 1977, 2017 Compass International Pictures, Inc., All Rights Reserved.