Halloween (1978) History of Horror

Mike Matei / October 19th, 2007

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  • April 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I’ve seen both the original and its sequel on AMC but haven’t seen the other sequels presumably they’re worst than the others.

    I also saw Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake and the 2009 sequel and I consider them guilty pleasures for horror fans!

    • JT

      October 11, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      They don’t air them a lot but 4 and 5 are quality movies every bit as good as other staples of the slasher genre at the time. There are some very creative kills in them and some superb effects. The version of 6 titled “The Curse of Michael Myers” that was released to the mass market was garbage. The directors cut of that one is a good movie but is very hard to find. The rest of them aren’t really worth watching.

  • April 14, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Halloween and Halloween 2 were probably the greatest out of the series. Four and Five were ok but changed the whole story around. I won’t say they hurt the series but they definitely didn’t help. Now as for Halloween 3: Season of the Witch, I try not to count it as a sequel because well lets face it, its not. What I do try to do is treat it as its own movie and doing that really helps. To be honest H3 is a great movie all on its own and Tom Atkins played a great character in the movie, who doesn’t love that guy lol. Its a damn shame that John Carpenter’s idea about something different happening with every movie didn’t work. The ideas and possibilities would have been endless.

  • Rawbeet

    April 19, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Watching monster madness inspired me to watch classics like thing and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Before that i didn’t know what i missing because I didn’t know what i was missing. Comparing the original to the remake shouldn’t even be done, because the remake replaces real suspense with just shock gore and some cheap jumps. The Originals, like this, Texas Chainsaw, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare were so good that they spawned franchises no less than 6 movies long. These films are called “classics” for a good reason. I’m so glad that i’ve now been exposed ot the genre that before I’d only seen Jaws, the Evil Dead series, 28 days and weeks later, and other older zombie films.

  • Shikster

    April 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I remember being a child and watching Siskel and Ebert review Halloween…….and the scene they showed made me almost shit my pants scared. It was the scene of her in the closet……..she stabs Michael with the coathanger and cries at the end of the bed…….AND HE FUCKING SITS UP! Brb I just shit my pants.

  • moonr03

    May 11, 2010 at 2:08 am

    ok that just come to prove that the characters are more important than the title… i mean look at a movie like the fast and the furious series… paul walker + vin diesel in the fast and the furious = great… Paul walker – vin diesel in 2 fast 2 furious = ok…. no paul walker and no vin diesel in tokyo drift = garbage and then paul walker + vin diesel in fast and the furious = good…. so avgn please reveiw these movies even tho u might not be a fan…. i wasnt a fan either but i think it proovers the importance of the original cast

  • Hatzi

    May 21, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I saw this with my mom and brother on VHS back when know one knew what DVDs were. This movie was awesome, and it never gets old. I love the suspense and horror of this movie. It only sucks that they made a horrible remake, it only rips away from the classic. But I still love the classic.

  • MyNaMEIsSliMShadY

    May 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    God damn… First off, I’ve got to say I just watched the first two movies just now and they were awesome! Second, I’ve got to say Donald Pleasence played his role perfectly.

  • Murtada

    June 11, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    MICHAEL MYERS LIVES IN MY CLOSET!

  • bigklk

    August 8, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    the remake was ok i was watching it on spike the ending thought was kind of boring but i guess its becuse of my short atteon span

  • CrazyA.M.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Halloween 1 And 2 Are My Favorite Out Of The Series. But I Love All Of Them..Except The Remakes, H1 Was Okay But H2 Was Complete Garbage. I Hope H3-D Will Be Better(:

  • venom 51007

    August 20, 2010 at 9:13 am

    ok just for sake people who hate halloween 3 say I because that film sucked A** and people who think rob zombie should remake halloweenIII say I

  • Chawz

    August 25, 2010 at 5:58 am

    ive been watching monster madness all night. at 3:40 in the morning. with the door barely open. im shared sh*tless

  • venom 51007

    September 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    i saw the remake on spike and it was great the only thing i didn’t like from the original was the bodycount look at how many friday the 13th has (1980) it has like…i don’t really know exactly i lost count after 73 but jason has a lot of kills i have seen halloween 4 and 5 and the first one but i haven’t seen the second one so i have to see it but i can’t cause i can’t find it anywhere some one help me i can’t find it in any stores where is it!!!!!!!!

  • venom 51007

    September 7, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    i have some jason hockey mask lights but instead of the friday the 13th theme it plays the halloween theme instead WTF!!!!!!!!!

  • raphael elmaleh

    October 1, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    this is some scary shit

  • October 1, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    OmG Rob zombies movies sucks ass he should only do music vidoes fucking low-life!

  • GialloHorror

    October 4, 2010 at 8:00 am

    GREATEST HORROR FILM OF ALL TIME!!! EVERYTHING, that makes a great horror film is represented in this film.

    Rob Zombie should drown in a swamp of diarrhea for remaking this.

    I LOVED “Halloween III” and I wish the “Halloween” franchise would’ve went in that direction

  • Xsane

    October 22, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Fucking Comercials

  • laneamania

    October 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    If you like Halloween or are just a horror fan in general and enjoy a good laugh you should check out Midnight Creature Feature. They just posted the movie with fan commentary on there site. You can find it at
    http://www.midnightcreaturefeature.com/Video%20Apocalypse.html

    It’s the second video on the page. It’s really funny and totally worth seeing just for the ending.

  • February 28, 2011 at 6:41 am

    LOVE IT. Even named my aussie shepard with a crazy white eye, Loomis lol. Also loved Halloween 3. Just as good as the original. Because it WAS different.

  • penpan

    August 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Raped into a franchise is right….gotta love that first film! The opening scene where Michael the child is holding a knife puts chills down my spine every time. And Jamie Lee Curtis, gotta love her!

  • Earthhero

    September 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Awesome REVIEW

  • Earthhero

    September 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Awesome REVIEW

  • ShawnCHiLL

    October 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Have every one of these too. All of them. Love me some halloween

  • ShawnCHiLL

    October 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    And i do agree the first is the best and , well ok i like 2 alot too. i watch that the most. I could go on and on about halloween nightmare and jason. But i dont have all day. lol.

  • ShawnCHiLL

    October 14, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    ok well actually i do, but im just too lazy.

  • Tekkenfan

    January 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    there are 8 Halloween movies unless you count rob zombies remakes.

  • jacko wacko

    July 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Who would win in a fight:Michael Myers vs Jason Voorhees

  • MacK

    September 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I liked Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. I don’t see what’s wrong with it, but if there’s an alternate universal timeline when Halloween 3 came out and was good for a change in the 80s, I’d like to see what kind of fresh ideas they would put in for later sequels. Hell, I would like to pay money to see them for the helluva it.

  • Bloodmoon88

    October 11, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I never liked the Halloween movie, even the remakes. I am not really sure why but I don’t.

  • giraffenoggin

    July 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Halloween is my favorite horror franchise. The original is spine-tingling, but never really scary. It is highly entertaining. The second is so scary. Just the thought of Michael taking down an entire hospital (somewhere where you should be safe) is terrifying. Halloween 3 is a good film and all, but I just wish it wasn’t called Halloween 3, and called something else unrelated to the previous 2. Halloween 4 was boring, Halloween 5 was a little bit better than 4, only because Tina Williams was an amazingly portrayed character. Halloween 6 was the first slasher I saw, and it’s hated among some Halloween fans, but I like it because it definitely has the greatest kills, and the storyline is different. H20 just kind of brings be back. It’s great. That’s all I have to say. Resurrection is terrible, no doubt about it. Both remakes were great, but were just hated on because they were called “Halloween”, and “Halloween 2″. If the character names were changed, similar kills were altered (Bob’s death and Lynda’s death were similar between the original and the remake), a different mask was used (maybe the pumpkin mask that Mikey used to escape the sanitarium in the remake), and little things were changed, like the scene setups (There was a graveyard scene in both), the remakes would have been considered great.

  • Nick Beaman

    August 26, 2013 at 5:29 am

    I think that people are really unfair to Halloween 4 and 5. They contained a lot of the elements that made the original so scary; Michael lurking in the shadows just out of sight of the characters, the score of course, that helpless feeling of nothing being able to stop him and those great twist endings. I think that they are both amazing sequels and stand up better than the F13 and Nightmare sequels.

    • JT

      October 11, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      I agree in comparison to Friday’s 7 and onward and Nightmare 4 and up. Halloween 4 and 5 are far superior to any late 80′s and early 90′s friday or nightmare film. Those 2 kept sliding while halloween was good until they got to 6.

  • September 21, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Please check out my review of Halloween at thatfighterguy.wordpress.com

  • October 29, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Many of the links no longer work. They are:

    Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Tingler, Night Of The Living Dead, The Exorcist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jaws, Halloween, Dawn of the Dead, Alien, Friday the 13th, Monster Squad, Brain Dead aka Dead Alive, Scream, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Last Broadcast, and Bubba Ho-Tep.

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