25th October 2018; “Halloween” (1978) Throwback

Get ready for today’s…Blast from the Past!

(I have mentioned him before in my “The Thing” (1982) throwback, but I’m going to say his name again anyway). From John Carpenter, the jump-scare director of “The Fog” (1980), “Starman” (1984), and others, comes this influential horror classic…

Brackett: “It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”

“Halloween” released on this day October 25th 1978, making the film 40 years old as of today, (just when the latest entry in the franchise released quite recently which ignores the sequels and follows up the events after the original, and even garnering positive reception).

Fun fact; the famous mask that Michael Myers wears throughout the film is inspired by Star Trek star William Shatner’s likeness. Also, the film is placed as #68 in the American Film Institute’s list; 100 Years…100 Thrills.

The plot follows Myers as he returns to his hometown of Haddonfield to continue his killing spree, 15 years after he murdered his sister and was contained in a mental institution.

Some of the film’s highlights include the chilling music score, cinematography, cast, and performances.

If you are looking for a horror film that is probably considered perfect for the Halloween occasion, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

Poster source: (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster design by B.D. Fox Independent.
Poster illustration by Bob Gleason.