Halloween (1978)

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Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

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23 October 2018 | griffiths-brent
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| The problem is that I first watched this in 2018
I've already grown desensitized by so many other horror stories. Older movies dont have the acting, sound work, or cinematography as modern movies. So, I didn't find it scary or all that entertaining. I can see how it would have been scary to those living a sheltered late 70s life though. I understand that it is a classic and it was interesting to see so many cliche scenes borrowed by many movies that have followed though. Oh, and he kills a dog in it. Not cool, man. Not cool.

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Trivia

Aside from the trick-or-treaters and pumpkins the only other indication of Fall in the movie are the painted and recycled leaves created for use in the film. They are featured in many scenes - the Myers house intro at night 1963, Haddonfield/Halloween 1978 intro, Laurie leaves for school, "speed kills" street , Michael behind the hedge, Laurie arrives home from school, Laurie sits on corner with pumpkin, Tommy sees Michael standing in Lindsey's yard, Annie walks to laundry building, Annie walks to garage "no keys, but please", Michael carries Annie into house as leaves blow down the street, leaves blow over stolen car roof when Loomis locates it, leaves blow down street as Laurie crosses to Lindsey's house, Laurie falls as she tries to get help from neighbor's house "can't you hear me?!", leaves blow by as Michael crosses street after Laurie, Loomis walks up street looking for Michael and Brackett pulls up behind him, etc.


Quotes

Marion: You're serious about this, aren't you?
Loomis: Yes.
Marion: I mean, you really never want him to get out?
Loomis: No, never, ever... never.


Goofs

When Paul calls the Wallace house and asks Lindsay to get Annie for him, she says, "Okay"... and then promptly hangs the phone up before leaving.


Crazy Credits

The music for the film -- written and performed by John Carpenter -- is instead credited to "The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra." Carpenter grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Alternate Versions

In all UK video releases there are 12 seconds omitted involving a chase scene outside between Micheal & Laurie. There is no given reason for this by the BBFC and the UK terrestrial channel BBC2 always includes this scene.


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Michael Kills Judith
Written by
John Carpenter
Performed by The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra

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