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- Halloween (1978) (13)
- 2010.Feb.27 / 9pm
Halloween (1978)by: Horror.Etc • tags: 1970s • feature • free • Michael.Myers • directed by: John.Carpenter • stars: Donald.Pleasence • Jamie.Lee.Curtis
From Horror Etc.:
Halloween 1978, the night HE () came home!
Kicking off our Halloween retrospective we have another in our now ongoing series of feature length audio commentaries with the original John Carpenter classic. What more can be said that hasn’t been covered ad naseum in documentaries, interviews, trivia and other commentaries so our approach to Halloween is to spend a relaxed evening rewatching a favorite of many horror fans.
The Shape, Samuel Loomis and Laurie Strode all have become iconic characters upon which an entire franchise of films were based however it’s important to remember they all sprung from this unassuming mini-budget indie film from a relatively unknown filmmaker. In the spirit in which it was intended, we request you join us as we revisit Halloween as fans of the film and the genre to reminisce about what makes it so special and ultimately influential to generations of filmmakers and horror fans to follow.
Consider this to be the first instalment of our Halloween retrospective as we will move beyond 1978 and explore the franchise that was to come. Buckle your seatbelts, it might be a bumpy ride.