It seems like 13 years is the amount of time that it has taken for rock and metal fans to come around on Rob Zombie‘s remake of John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher classic Halloween. Only last week, it was revealed that the soundtracks for both that film and its 2009 sequel were getting the deluxe vinyl treatment from Waxworks Records. Now, it’s come to light that Halloween has held its Labor Day Weekend box office record for 13 years running.
As reported by Bloody Disgusting, Halloween pulled in $30,591,759 in 2007 when it opened on Labor Day Weekend, which set the record both for a Labor Day Weekend opening and for a Labor Day Weekend box office take in general. The only other movie that has ever come even close to this was 2012’s The Possession, which pulled in $21 million when it opened on Labor Day Weekend. Meanwhile, other movies that did similar numbers were The Sixth Sense ($29.2 million) and Crazy Rich Asians ($28.5 million), though it should be noted that neither film was opened on Labor Day Weekend, only did really well on it.
Those interested in owning the soundtrack can get theirs from Waxwork Records now. The vinyl soundtrack for Halloween will be a double LP featuring score cues by composer Tyler Bates, select dialogue from the movie, and soundtrack songs including tracks by Alice Cooper, The Misfits, Blue Öyster Cult, Nazareth, Peter Frampton, Kiss, Iggy Pop, and more. The packaging features 180 gram Black and Crystal Clear Striped Vinyl with Pumpkin Orange Splatter, exclusive liner notes by Rob Zombie, a 12”x12” twenty page booklet featuring never-before-seen set photography from Zombie’s personal collection, a 12”x12” art print insert, printed inner LP sleeves featuring set photography, old style tip-on gatefold jackets with matte satin coating, and new artwork by Robert Sammelin.
Both that record and the soundtrack for Halloween II are available for preorder now, but are scheduled to ship on October 29th, so — unfortunately — you might not get them by Halloween.
Words by Chris Krovatin