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It’s been talked about to death, but if you think we’re going to miss the chance to honor the legacy of “Halloween”, you’re dead wrong.

We figured five years was long enough to wait, so we’re finally watching the slasher classic HALLOWEEN (1978), just in time for it’s 45th anniversary! Listen to us talk about this John Carpenter classic.

Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis (in her film debut), with P. J. Soles and Nancy Loomis in supporting roles. Set mostly in the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois, the plot centers on a mental patient, Michael Myers, who was committed to a sanitarium for murdering his teenage sister on Halloween night when he was a child. Fifteen years later, having escaped and returned to his hometown, he stalks teenage babysitter Laurie Strode and her friends while under pursuit by his psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Loomis.

Filming took place in Southern California in May 1978. The film premiered in October and grossed $70 million, becoming one of the most profitable independent films of all time.

Primarily praised for Carpenter’s direction and score, many critics credit the film as the first in a long line of slasher films inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) and Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974). It is considered one of the greatest and most influential horror films ever made.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

It’s the Spookshow’s five-year anniversary, and we’ve been celebrating by revisiting absolute horror classics. If you missed us talking about one of the all-time greats, The Exorcist (1973), it’s well worth taking the time to tune in for. Then you can hop on over and get our thoughts on the newest film in the franchise, The Exorcist: Believer.

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Here’s the link to the movie trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCVh4lBfW-c

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