Horror Movies For October #31

And finally we have John Carpenter‘s 1978 game changing film, “Halloween“. A true indie film shot on a budget of $300,00 in 20 days, it defined a genre. The modern day slasher film. Yet, if you haven’t seen it in awhile, there is very little blood and gore. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in her first role, Donald Pleasence as Doctor Samuel Loomis (an nod to Hitchcock’s Psycho character Sam Loomis), P.J. Soles as Lynda and Nick Castle as… Michael. Actually credited as The Shape, because the boogeyman is nothing more than pure evil. Nothing more needs to be said. This is the perfect horror movie. Happy Halloween!


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One Response to Horror Movies For October #31

  1. thelid53@comcast.net says:

    Peace Skip,

    Thank you.

    Whew! (I’m winded.)

    It’s finally done: Your 2014 Halloween Compilation.

    And what a ride!

    Now I can get back to normal which will be a huge accomplishment for me since I’ve never been normal.

    These diurnal ePistles of yours have had me beside myself with anticipation and both of us have been …

    “Halloween” is the perfect capstone for your compendium.

    I like Donald Pleasance and Jamie Lee Curtis though I’m not a fan of the “Halloween ‘Franchise.'”

    The most fascinating feature of your thumbnail is the budget for “Halloween:” $300K.

    Such cinematic magic with such modest means is, in my ledger, Carpenter’s homage to one of my mentor’s Val Lewton.

    A magnificent, superb homage to Lewton: varsity, imperial, capital!




    The Twilight Zone episode with Elizabeth Montgomery and Charles Bronson is: “Two.”

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