Tilt! The iconic Halloween franchise is coming alive in a completely new way.
Spooky Pinball and Compass International Pictures are working on an officially licensed pinball machine based on the 1978 horror classic Halloween, as reported by JoBlo.com, and a trailer that shows the macabre machine in action can be viewed on this page.
The pinball machine–in production now and expected to be completed within 18 months–will be available for pre-orders for Spooky Pinball Fang Club members starting tomorrow, July 7.
The machine–sporting artwork by Jason Edmiston (who also helped with the 3-D game mechanics)–boasts a custom knife handle shooter rod, several Michael Myers figures hiding behind hedges, a flashing pumpkin sculpture and a Judith Myers tombstone.
Three editions–and a total of 1,250 machines–will be manufactured. The machines will be available in a Collector’s Edition (for $8,995 and a $2,000 deposit), a Blood Sucker Edition (for $7,995 and a $1,500 deposit) and a Standard Edition (for $6,995 and a $1,000 deposit). Not for everyone, perhaps, but quite a conversation piece at your next Halloween bash.
The original Halloween–directed by John Carpenter from a screenplay he wrote with Debra Hill–stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence and Nick Castle. Shot on a budget of just $300,000, the movie made an astonishing $70 million and spawned 10 other films in the series.
The next movie in the franchise–Halloween Kills–will hit theaters Oct. 15, and the final(?) installment–Halloween Ends–is slated for the big screen Oct. 14, 2022.
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