Ever since Dimension bought the rights to the franchise, there hasn't been a Halloween film released in theatres in October. The closest they got was with The Curse of Michael Myers, which came out the last weekend in September. The Curse of Michael Myers - September 29, 2005 H20: 20 Years Later - August 5, 1998 Resurrection - July 12, 2002 Halloween (2007) - August 31, 2007 It doesn't make any sense until about 2004, when Saw started coming out annually. Like them or hate them, each Saw film still does gangbusters opening weekend. Most studios try to avoid releasing genre product the same weekend.