The original Halloween movie, which starred Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis, introduced the world to serial killer Michael Myers, who committed his first murder at the age of six and continued his spree – wearing a now iconic white mask – after spending fifteen years in a sanatorium. Costing just $300,000 to make, Halloween grossed $47 million at the US box office and has since taken $70 million worldwide, with Michael Myers himself becoming a popular Halloween holiday fancy dress character.
Microgaming’s licensing deal, which was brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation, means that online slots players will soon be able to spend time in the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois, which was the setting for the movie. The game is currently in development and will be released later this year, and it wouldn’t surprise us in the slightest if it ends up being launched in October.
‘Halloween is a true classic and set the standard for modern horror films,’ said Microgaming Games Publisher, David Reynolds. ‘It was immeasurably influential in the slasher genre of movies, so it is great to be working with such an iconic and respected brand. Embracing all the elements of what made the movie such a success, our games team are busy developing a slot for release later in the year.’
Speaking for Compass International Pictures, Senior Vice President Ryan Freimann said: ‘We are excited to team up with Creative Licensing and Microgaming to bring Michael Myers and Halloween home to all of our loyal fans in the best possible ways through top licensees who create products we feel honour the character, film, and franchise.’
We look forward to seeing the Halloween online slot game when it is released later this year. In the meantime, players who would like to spend some time with other slots from Microgaming can do so by visiting 32Red Casino.