By THOMAS BOND, Oklahoma City Horror Movie Examiner
(as published on Examiner.com)
Though most of today’s youth are used to the frenetic violence and copious bloodshed of modern horror, a classic will return to theatres this October that could turn them on to the art of expertly used sound and suspense: John Carpenter‘s “Halloween”.
Released on October 25th, 1978, “Halloween” introduced us to Michael Myers, a psychotic serial killer who escapes the institution he has been kept in for 15 years since he killed his sister when he was only a boy. Also made famous in the film was original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, playing the virginal babysitter that the masked killer is strangely obsessed with.
Originally intended as a film series telling new tales with each film, “Halloween”‘s Myers was so popular that when producers tried to make a film without him as a character (“Halloween III: Season of the Witch”, a great film in its own right) audiences demanded the masked killer back…
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