Today Is Halloween, Goblins! Silver Shamrock!
For those of you that did not put on that stupid mask and are still alive, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
First thing, I hope you have enjoyed this series, I had fun revisiting some ‘old friends’ and sharing some thoughts with you.
On hindsight, this should have started at the beginning of the month as there are so many more films to discuss.
Plus there are some games and books that were also worth mentioning.
For now, here are some honourable mentions that did not make the list this year:
Now for the Main Event
The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15-year-old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6-year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st, 1978 besides Myers’ psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it’ll be too late for many people
1978’s Halloween is considered the progenitor of what has been called the Golden Age of slasher films which took place between 1978–1984.
John Carpenter’s third feature film has since spawned ten! sequels/reboots with the newest release, which is a direct sequel to this film, setting box-office records.
A considerable legacy for a little $300,000 independent film.
How does this rank on your best horror film list? Sound off below!