Halloween (1978)

Mike / October 24th, 2011


  • filmcollector101

    October 24, 2011 at 3:02 am

    WOO HOO! Halloween, James and Mike you guys are awesome! Thanks a lot for this, and I have to say this, FIRST!

  • HotelSoap

    October 24, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Was really hoping it would be Hellraiser :/ also first.

  • HotelSoap

    October 24, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Rats. I have been beaten. My hat is off to you fine sir.

  • LeoDominic

    October 24, 2011 at 3:12 am

    I thought you were going to review the amittyville horror franchise(just joking) Great review, cant wait to catch the amc marathon this week.

  • filmcollector101

    October 24, 2011 at 3:14 am

    HotelSoap, I applaud your honor…..

  • daveydeathray

    October 24, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Yes. This makes waiting an extra hour worth it. The “Halloween” series has always been my favorite of the so-many-sequels-this-horror-business-is-getting-crazy characters. The first two films make a great entry to the genre, and I feel that the first film is especially creepy. Something about hearing Michael breathe through the mask gets me every time.

  • curt kaskavage

    October 24, 2011 at 3:19 am

    I KNEW IT!…………..
    8 more days till Halloween, 8 Halloween films. Thank you James. You covered my all time favourite horror film franchises. Universals Frankenstein, Hammer Films Dracula, with my idol Sir Christopher Lee, and Halloween. My favourite horror film, and its sequels. This is the best annual you have done!

  • Mattashell

    October 24, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Actually, I AM surprised you save it for last since you normally go in chronological order and the first Halloween was made before the first Nightmare. However, I TOTALLY (yuck yuck) understand why you saved it for last.

  • moose

    October 24, 2011 at 3:24 am

    You really nailed this1,it’s amazing how apparent it is how much more you like HALLOWEEN than The Nightmare on Elm st series.lol

  • ObSoLeTe

    October 24, 2011 at 3:24 am

    cool halloween , but personally i would have preferred the friday the 13th series

  • EliteDeath

    October 24, 2011 at 3:28 am

    James, for some reason people have been saying “first” on your site a lot recently. It didn’t use to be like that, but now all of a sudden I can’t read the comments without a million people yelling “FIRST!” “THRID!!1!” and so on. I was wondering if you could please do something about these idiots. This isn’t youtube.

  • molrowing

    October 24, 2011 at 3:29 am

    This will always be my favourite horror series.
    As they say, you never forget your first.

    Watched Halloween 4 when I was over at my best friend’s house, early in high school, I think.
    Thrilled the hell out of me. Never regretted falling in love with Michael Myers 😀

    Love the scenario at the end, James~
    May just do that if my house mate has work that night.

  • Solidus Rex

    October 24, 2011 at 3:34 am

    The timing couldn’t be more perfect! This week AMC is gonna be running the Halloween movies, and Monster Madness is going to be doing the reviews for them at the same time!

  • xdeathknightx

    October 24, 2011 at 3:38 am

    I always liked the halloween series, it had it’s ups and downs but never felt it went as far downhill as some of the other great 80s horror movie franchises.

  • curt kaskavage

    October 24, 2011 at 3:43 am

    AND YES……….
    I still consider John Carpenters Halloween one of the most frightening movies I have ever watched. Not just because of Michael Myers, but also the films location. Being set in Haddonfield, Illinois. A small midwest town with residential streets. I grew up in a small town in the midwest, similar to the film. Whiched scared the hell out of me because the movie shows that even an every day, laid back residential community could have danger just aroun the corner

  • Fred Fuchs

    October 24, 2011 at 4:00 am

    I ain’t working on the 31th. Ima do just that !

  • Brian

    October 24, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Fuck you James for teasing the F13 series hardcore in the MM promo and then giving Jason the shaft!

  • yetis

    October 24, 2011 at 4:09 am

    I was afraid something was going to jump out at me at the end.

  • DeadCamper

    October 24, 2011 at 4:14 am

    I got goosebumps at the end, James. :>

  • Bassie02

    October 24, 2011 at 4:16 am

    YES, he did halloween!!! Looking forward for his review of Halloween 3 xD

    I also wonder if he also thinks Halloween 4 and 5 are boring, and that 6 is horrendous.

  • dudeamis

    October 24, 2011 at 4:18 am

    great review James. This and Trick ‘r Treat are easily my two favorite season specific movies.

  • hokhiko

    October 24, 2011 at 4:19 am


    I had a feeling it would be Halloween. What a waste.

    IMO there are far better franchises than Halloween, don’t get me wrong i appreciate the work James puts in to provide us entertainment but ending on Halloween is just weak. It is the worst set of movies of those available imo.

    All in all great monster madness this year its just a real shame we had to go out with Halloween 🙁

  • Deragon0416

    October 24, 2011 at 4:24 am

    awe man i was hoping for more classic stuff not more slasher crap…. oh well ill still watch it since its your commentary.

  • October 24, 2011 at 4:25 am

    FUCK….YES…..one of the greatest horror films of all time. Love the ending James. Truely sounds eerie. Too bad this series went to hell after Season of The Witch….but at least it didnt go to space *shudders*

  • October 24, 2011 at 4:27 am

    In Sweden, they always air the original “Friday the 13th” whenever it’s Friday the 13th. That’s how I first saw it. I think it’s okay.

    They also used to air the original “Halloween” on October 31st or November 1st.

    But they’ve fucked this tradition up, because they have started to air the REMAKE of “Halloween” instead. It’s not nearly as good!

  • sidl3000

    October 24, 2011 at 4:42 am


  • Nyleao

    October 24, 2011 at 4:47 am

    knew it yay halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeen

  • deidara1

    October 24, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Really nice review.I am a fan of those movies where a killer stalks his victims,it really builds up – as you said – and hits you in the face.

  • super.ca.i.n

    October 24, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Oh no!! this was exactly what i didnt want! i know its not as bad choice as reviewing Jason’s movies but it still sucks. Why not reviewing SAW? everyone here wants it!

  • Chopin10

    October 24, 2011 at 5:03 am

    I ALWAYS watch Halloween on October 31st. I’m so excited for these reviews.

  • DeadCamper

    October 24, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Tjenare svenne. :>

  • DeadCamper

    October 24, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Stop nagging him about SAW. Everyone here does NOT want them, only new generation teens who don’t have any taste in horror.

  • 19Szabolcs91

    October 24, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Awesome review! I hate to bitch, but it makes me even more disappointed that you didn’t give Nightmare the same care and attention as Halloween, as if you wanted to get over it as fast as possible to get to the movies you like.

    As for the first Halloween, I know it’s not fair, because it was one of the first of its kind, but I don’t like it. It’s way too boring, the characters are very unlikable, almost nothing ever happens, even the final part is slow and, well… generic (I know the reasons, but still). Halloween 2 is way better imo.

  • super.ca.i.n

    October 24, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Well, i write this right after watching the review and i have to say its great. Yeah, and over 8 minutes long! my only complain is, why didnt James do the same with the ANOES reviews?? i mean, its not like there is no material to work with, there is a LOT. I feel kinda discriminated, i am not a Halloween, Dracula, Frankenstein, etc. fan, but an ANOES fan so the fact that James have dedicated much more time, effort and attention to all the others instead makes me feel sad.

    Anyway, the good thing about it is that i can say it was educative, since there is not much i dont already know about ANOES anyway, and on the other hand there was a lot i didnt know about the other franchises because i havent followed them much so thank you for the horror movie lesson.

  • October 24, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Man i am so happy you chose halloween for the last series. Can’t wait to hear what you have to say about H8

  • HorrorNerd

    October 24, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Been visiting your site for years, seeing that you’re dedicating the last week of your horror reviews to Halloween was enough for me to finally sign up. Thanks for taking the time to review these movies, Halloween is a fuckin classic. I still remember being 3 years old in good ol 1989 lol, changing the channels and coming across Halloween on the month of October. Was mesmerized beyond belief, who is that creepy damn guy, the music was perfect, I was locked onto the screen like a zombie, or as posessed to the screen as the day I saw my first porno, well that was 3 years later, but they really go hand in hand. Halloween still stands the test of time as one of the all time greats, imo, probably the greatest, John Carpenter deserves all the credit in the world for this gem.

    With that said, the next vids should be interesting, only two I consider great, not on par with the original, it’s an animal all on it’s own. There’s definitely some bashing reserved for the rest lol.

  • jooscht

    October 24, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Nobody here wants SAW,
    it sucks monkeyballs.

  • Juria316

    October 24, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Eh, while I am interested in hearing your thoughts on some of the more modern horror series, this not only makes sense but is something I’ve waited a long time for you to review, and so far it’s been worth the wait. However, I do have to agree with some of the other commentors when it comes to your Nightmare reviews, too short and a bit rushed. Still, loving these reviews every year.

  • October 24, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Awesome review james!

  • LJNmaster

    October 24, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Selrously? Halloween? What about Saw?

  • photon72

    October 24, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Now this is what i call a review!
    I tought i knew everything about Halloween but after seing this; I know i knew nothing. Thank you for choosing this title instead of friday the 13th.
    Not that i hate it but there is so much more to say about Michael Myers than Jason. (That‘s just my opinion)
    As for Saw,; It‘s not a classic, it‘s a money magnet. Maybe the first one will become one someday but for now i feel it‘s too soon. It must pass the time trial.

  • tk5972

    October 24, 2011 at 6:51 am

    With there being 7 movies in the series, I was really scared that you were gonna review those crappy SAW movies. Thank god that you didnt!!!!

  • October 24, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Fantastic review. I remember seeing it as a kid many years ago and again last halloween (for the fifth time or so) in a cult theatre off an super 8mm film. It still holds up and it’s still gives me the creeps. I am somewhat obsessed about the mood and setting I watch a film in so I was thrilled to hear your reccomendations for a propper setting. We don’t have kids trick or treating here in Iceland but my neighborhood somewhat fits the bill and this is defenately what I’m gona be doing. Thanx James!

  • Flintt_83

    October 24, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Man this has been a great monster madness, I’m very glad to see some Halloween this year, you are doing a great job and cant wait to see the rest, just dont ever listen to the dumb ass’s with this saw bs, no one cares about those putrid shit storm anal leakage of a movie.

  • avgnfan3

    October 24, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Oh man, I really thought you were gonna do Jason Voorhees, I mean, he goes with Freddy like bread and butter!!

  • Chris-R.

    October 24, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Lol, fuck Saw for fuck’s sake! Another great review, James. Monster Madness has kicked ass so far this year and I humbly thank you for that, man. Nice one!

  • souledge94

    October 24, 2011 at 7:28 am

    All right! I cant wait to see all of these. Oh man I cant till he unleashes at resurrection. That movie was terrible. I dont know why it didint end at h20.

  • Cilliandrew

    October 24, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Terrific review. I also make it a tradition to watch this one sometime around Halloween every year. It never gets old. I put it on on October 30th, normally, as I carve the pumpkins up and get ready for the following day.

    I have to agree with your comments about all the little details making it feel legit. This film does a great job of capturing the feel of your “standard fall day”, with the leaves, and the lighting, and the ambiance of the neighbourhood. This is exactly what most halloweens feel like.

  • Devil_Rising

    October 24, 2011 at 7:54 am


    No offense, whoever you are. But the SAW films are garbage. You can barely call them films. They’re not even “horror”. Much like the “Hostel” movies and other imitators, they are just gore/torture porn, like people say. I’m sorry, but to enjoy that crap, you have to be pretty sick in the head.

    I am not a fan of the Halloween films beyond the first one, but as a John Carpenter fan, and I do like and appreciate this film. Especially if you look at it through the lens of Michael Myers being, basically, “The Boogeyman”. Which is why they call him “The Shape” anyway, because the idea is, whatever happened to this guy, he’s not human anymore.

    But Halloween embodies everything that was RIGHT about classic horror, and in my view, shit like SAW embodies everything that is wrong with modern “horror”. Sure, it was in part due to such a small budget that Halloween relied so much on atmosphere, creepiness, shadows, not showing the monster/villain much until the end, building suspense, and most of all not really having much blood or ANY gore in it. But that can also be attributed to the fact that John Carpenter grew up a fan of classic horror films, and he obviously, lovingly modeled this film after that style.

    I will always maintain that classic horror had it right, because it was about fear, about creeping the audience out. Modern “horror” shouldn’t really, in my estimation, even be called that, they should be called “shock” films, because that’s what they are. Almost all of them aim to do one of two things: gross you out with excessive blood and gore, or make you jump with cheap “GOTCHA” moments. A perfect example of this is the “prequel” to The Thing that just came out. Carpenter’s original, while gory in it’s day because of the creature effects, still “got it right”, as far as the fact that at it’s foundation, it did the same things Halloween or The Fog did before it. It focused on atmosphere, creepiness, and building up that sense of suspense and…you know….HORROR. The new “prequel”, on the other hand, while MUCH better than a lot of modern “horror” films I’ve seen, still abandoned what Carpenter’s film did so well, in favor of gore, and much more to the point, nearly relentless “GOTCHA” moments. Which, by the way, instead of being creepy, ultimately left the film feeling rather flat.

    I suppose it boils down to personal taste in the end, but I will always say that a HORROR film is supposed to leave you creeped out, not grossed out.

  • The_Master

    October 24, 2011 at 7:55 am

    The best horror movie EVER made,I love it have it about six times on dvd and blu ray also sadly vhs video tape. Just a shame Rob Zombie killed it with his trailer trash remakes!

  • Doomis

    October 24, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Great job James! The best reveiw yet this year, \m/*o*\m/

  • HorrorMaster1

    October 24, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Grate Video James Love Your Monster Madness

  • October 24, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Excellent review!
    I don’t even like Halloween but your review left me wanting to watch it again!

  • Michael_Syrigos

    October 24, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Excellent review James. This series is my favourite and I’ve also made a tradition of watching it every October (my favourite month due to atmosphere, Halloween and my birthday yesterday, turned 31) or on Halloween.

    The historical info you reviewed was right on the money and it was nice to see you mentioned the tv extended version. Lastly, I loved the ending of the review, it’s a great way to watch this movie and I will definately try it. Kudos James!!!

  • horrorfanboy

    October 24, 2011 at 8:15 am

    CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE. I love this film. Perfect review, James.

  • Waytothedawn56

    October 24, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Amazing video 😀 You always do a good job with these videos. 😀

  • GamingandMetal

    October 24, 2011 at 8:27 am

    wow cool i was not expecting halloween but hell yeah thats cool, even tho i really wanted to see Friday the 13

  • stauken

    October 24, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I suspected it would be Halloween, and I expected I would learn things when it was time. And I was right, on both counts. Woo.

  • October 24, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that you went with the Halloween series, but there goes my attempt to watch all of the Monster Madness episodes in chronological order by movie release date. 😛

    Still, VERY informative. Thanks.

    Mark Moore

    I, Carly
    a post-DOTM Transformers movieverse fanfic

  • October 24, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Actually I am surprised you choose the Halloween series! I thought you’d go on and review a series from the 2000s like Saw or Final Destination!

  • SpasticSpoon

    October 24, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Thank you james for this and all the previous monster madnesses, i dont even watch horror or monster movies and i still enjoy your reviews of them. Keep it up, its brilliant.

  • Kathryn

    October 24, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Really now, there’s no need to insult those who enjoy the SAW series. It’s just a part of our film history, you may not like it because it’s not from your era. Sure the series became a sellout over time, but isn’t that what happened with all of these films? I don’t know, just tired of seeing the whining, even after James chose to do Halloween.

    Great review!

  • brighteye

    October 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Interesting how you pick up at the slow pacing in the beginning of the movie actually increases the horror at the end.
    Do you ever intend to comment on those Italian giallo movies, American horror owe them so much and in my own opinion , they also have some great actors. ( actually, Donald Pleasence did several italian movies in the days – so put him on my list of great actors in italian movies.)

    It would also be interesting to hear your take on the music in horror movies. Here is my favourites:

    3 Aliens …. that slow music in the beginning and end – wonderful.
    2 Prince of darkness… Carpenter at his best
    1 Tenebre… Fabio Pignatellis ( Goblin ) best horror music.

    ( The last one can have something to do that its one of my favourite movie memories ever, Halloween more than 10 years ago and i went to a 14 hour horror marathon, it started with a couple of reasent horror movies, but after midnight it was only old ones , ending with 3 argento movies…
    and to top it all of i met a girl there and she was very…friendly. )

  • Chestnut

    October 24, 2011 at 8:59 am

    You could have gone even further in your comparisons to The Thing From Another World, since the main scientist in that movie is the prototype for Loomis, not just in the general conflict between himself and the authority figures who disbelieve or ignore him, but from other scenes, like tracking down the creature to where he has made his den, where he discovers the dead dog, drained of blood, and what does he say? “He’s been here. I think he’ll come back again.” Just like Loomis to Sheriff Brackett, at the end of his monologue at the Myers’ house, after finding the dog.


  • Jackred89

    October 24, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I was wrong after all it was Halloween. That’s one of my favorite horror series ever. The original is a classic that most of us still remember today. I think on the 31st you will be reviewing Halloween: Resurrection with the remake and it’s sequel. I am happier knowing your last horror series isn’t Saw because Halloween is better.

  • Mixomoxim

    October 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Great review!
    Fantastic to see James took one of his pilgrimages to the filming locations/houses.

    Loved the Tips at the end for creating the perfect viewing atmosphere in the night!

    Looking forward to seeing all the comments about H3: season of the Witch.

    This is going to be a great week!

  • SG43

    October 24, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Awesome review James. Halloween is favorite horror flick of all time. Most of the sequels all suck donkey balls though.

  • MrMastercatfish

    October 24, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Man, I thought Nick Castle was the only actor that played Mike Myers in the original. Guess I was wrong

  • Slapstick

    October 24, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Awesome! I just love listening to James talk things, he makes them so interesting

  • ziro67

    October 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Thank you for not doing SAW

  • skullcrusher140

    October 24, 2011 at 10:05 am

    i was hoping for friday the 13th but this is still good

  • barlitone

    October 24, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Great review, and I’ve been loving this year’s Monster Madness, even though I’m not a big fan of horror films. (I have seen many of these, though.)

    But… c’mon, James, the S in Illinois is silent!

    (They say that if you stare into a mirror and say Illinois [adding the “s” sound at the end] three times, Abe Lincoln will show up, take a corn knife from his stovepipe hat, chop into your neck with it, and scream, “Actually, I’m from Kentucky!” before his head explodes and you die.)

  • cwalrus

    October 24, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Best Monster Madness review of the year so far. I can’t wait to go through all the sequels. The only thing that concerns me is that assuming you review Halloween 3, we will run out of days before you get to the Rob Zombie films. Even though a lot of fans may not like them, I really think Rob Zombie’s first Halloween film was truly great. The second one was terrible, but I really liked what Zombie did with the remake. It’s not as good as the original, but it really does work on its own. The third act where we get to Laurie Strode is the best I can imagine anyone can do remaking the classic film without going overboard like the Psycho remake. The film as a whole has its flaws, but I think it deserves to be recognized as one of the better parts of the Halloween franchise.

  • October 24, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Well, I think we could narrow it down to either the Friday the 13th series or Halloween. I think made the right choice. I love the Halloween films – though H2O & Resurrection were rather weak. I’m looking forward to The Curse of Michael Myers review! I hope you had a chance to see the bootleg alternate cut of that one. I like it.

  • Xilex90

    October 24, 2011 at 11:03 am

    best review so far!

    I am an avid michael fan, I was hoping you’d do this series!

  • The Urban Shepherd

    October 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I’m fairly dissapointed that this is the final series to be looked at for the Sequel-athon. We had a cool thing going where we’d jumpt to different series of different eras, first 1950s Universal, then 1960’s Hammer, then 1980’s slasher movies…now we’ve gone back to do more slasher? I don’t get it.

    Just because ‘Halloween’ is in the title of the movies doesn’t mean we need to review them. Everyone’s open to disagree with me but aside from the first movie I feel that ALL the Halloween sequels suck. Furthermore James expressed in his original review of Halloween in 2007 a dismay for the way a highly influential and successful independent film was raped into a franchise. Why look at these easily forgettable sequels?

    Granted there aren’t a lot of modern day long running horror series short of Final Destination and the Saw films, but even still I feel this was a bad choice.

  • Carieniel

    October 24, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I was hoping James would do the of the dead series, would cap it off well since theres been a movie from the series every decade since the 60’s, maybe next year he could do:

    Night, Dawn, Day, 90’s Night, 04 Dawn, Land, Diary, Island, and if he felt like really bashing a movie that Day of the Dead “remake” with nick canon

  • Xotice

    October 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I was hoping for an in-depth review on all of the Friday the 13th movies! Damn you Michael Myers!

  • YuL

    October 24, 2011 at 11:30 am

    @The Urban Shepperd
    Make your own reviews if your not happy let this guy review whatever he feels like.

  • terrorzone

    October 24, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Nice review this is my all time favorite slasher movie and Carpenter my favorite horror Director! Hope you’re also get to the Rob Zombie version because that one was also awesome!!

  • Redeemer

    October 24, 2011 at 11:39 am

    You’ve given me something to live for again by choosing to review the Halloween series. Something immortal and timeless was expressed during the making of this movie that like Mike himself, just keeps going and going and continues to influence audiences around the world even over 30 years later.

    One of the biggest contrubuting factors to the success of this movie in my opinion is 1. That we all have a mysterious shadow self that we like to pretend isn’t really there, but it is. A primordal darkness within us housing the potiential toward evil that at any moment could be released if we should ever lose our ground and snap, but like the boogyman it lurks and stalks us in the shadows of our minds, unable to get away as much as we may try, it is part of us so it follows us, like a dog trying to run from its own tail, its impossible.
    And 2. the movie about this age old archtype is set in the most familar of all american settings, the suburbs. Neighborhoods that we all live in and are so familar with. Halloween was a reminder to all of us that even in the seemingly safe setting of our quiet unassuming neighborhood our shadows could still find and haunt us. I believe this is why the movie was so successful, because it brought the boogyman to our very homes.

    BTW Nick Castle who played Micheal in the majority of the movie went on to become a director and screenwriter whos credits include ‘The Boy who could fly’, ‘The Last Star fighter’, ‘Major Pain’ , ‘August Rush’, ‘Denise the Menice’ and the list goes on and on.
    Tommy Lee Wallace, the production designer and co-editor of Halloween also went on to write and direct numerious films, as well as marry Nancy Kyes, who played Annie in Halloween.

    All three of whom, Carpenter, Castle, and Wallace played in a band called The Coupe De Villes during the 70’s and 80’s and it is my understanding that when Annie picks Laurie up the first song thats playing is The Coupe De Villes before it switches over to Blue Oyster Cult.

  • TagaZok

    October 24, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Not surprised that you choose Halloween but ,maybe I thought (because you talk about it in the last review of Freddy) you do the Friday the 13th series… my bad … Halloween the first one was the best and like some people said because it was a low budget but really good movie it become a franchise by big studio and the lost of interest is back again… But the one produce by white Zombie is really not bad for a remake but doesn’t capture the vibe of the original.

  • DrZaius

    October 24, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Huh… odd choice… I figure James would’ve kept things chronological, more or less. Halloween came out before A Nightmare on Elm Street.

    Oh well. At least it’s not Saw.

    But then again… Halloween includes Halloween Resurrection… *shudders*

  • Carieniel

    October 24, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I just saw the rob zombie remake, while not awful I felt it didn’t carry the same suspense and tension.

    I heard Rob’s directors cut was better maybe i’ll give that a watch. But I tend to like 2 things in the horror Genre: Hitchcock like suspense, and Zombies

    great review though James, looking forward to seeing the rest, I hear this series went downhill fast, should be entertaining

  • jumbotator

    October 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

    There’s not too many days left of October. I doubt he could have finished off te Friday the 13th series. He had to do a series a little bit shorter.

  • jumbotator

    October 24, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I do have one question, James. Why have you never touched on the Phantasm series?

  • ytsejam

    October 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    bummer… was hoping for a Friday the 13th week. Next year maybe?

    well, like someone already pointed out, at least is not the saw series. I like Saw (with the exception of the last movie), but I rather see those classics reviewed first.

  • Firewall_Philip_Hanan

    October 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for the totally great review! I’m totally looking forward to the next one! TOTALLY!!!

  • DraculasNightmare

    October 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    So….no modern series AND no obligatory Texas Chainsaw review. That bites, it would have been Next Generation this year!

    Great review on Halloween though.

  • technotronic

    October 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    i visited the houses from Halloween when i went to LA last summer. They’re so close to sunset boulevard it’s hilarious. You just go out to the street and turn your head and you see bright lights/big city.

  • WingedKitsune

    October 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I was hoping for reviews on the Friday the 13th movies. But I guess the Halloween Series won’t be so bad.

  • MondoMarcus

    October 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I’ve been watching your videos for years, James, and Monster Madness is my favorite thing you do. I had to register today because I am so stoked that you’re reviewing Halloween.

    The original is my all time favorite movie. The slow, methodical build up, the perfectly empty music, the great characters, and the final thirty minutes is just a rush of adrenaline. It really is the perfect movie. You nailed it on the head with this review and I especially liked the end. Great job, dude.

    I liked the second movie in it’s own kind of way. It has that real dirty, desolate, late night movie feel. But again… in a different way. Not like the original. Part three was also a good movie despite no Laurie, Dr. Loomis, and Michael. Part 4 is my second favorite of the series with great atmosphere and very likeable characters. It’s the closest the the original in my opinion. The only ones after that worth watching are h20 and on some days the 6th one because it’s just so different.

    Btw… am I the only one who didn’t really care for Roz Zombie’s first Halloween but absolutely LOVED his second one? I felt like people thought it sucked because it was so different from anything “Halloween” they’ve seen before, but I found it brilliant. I don’t know, maybe that’s just me.

  • October 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    one of my personal all time favorites. i used to watch this when i was a kid every year and it never got less scary. Hell, it’s still scary to this day. Something about that movie fills the room and sets up an ambience that you can’t shake if you’re alone for the night.

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    October 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I don’t get the disappointment or surprise over picking the Halloween series for Monster Madness. I personally felt that was going to be the fourth series anyways.

    I’m also in the camp that feel Halloween should have been a generic series that didn’t feature the same killer each movie. As mentioned whenever Halloween 3 is brought up, how great it would have been to get a new premise or spooky theme each movie instead of seeing Michael Myers back once again.

  • October 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    The first Halloween was a good horror movie. And any good horror movie has a shit load of shitty sequels cashing in on the success of the first one. I hope he skips Halloween 3, because that shitty movie had NOTHING to do with the rest of the series.

  • kamakazi geek

    October 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    0:03 that was James Woods!!!!. The guy from once upon a time in America…great film. Hey James, i saw your 28th favourite film is Scarface. You should review gangster movies once in a while. like the review James 🙂

  • Deano

    October 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm


  • Deano

    October 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Wicked review of Halloween mate.

  • Xehgoth

    October 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    When you set the mood at the end, i got goosebumps and said out loud, How creepy xD

  • SanosukeDA

    October 24, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    How is James going to do all 10 Halloween movies in 8 days? Is he not going to touch the remakes, or will he have all 3 in the last Monster Madness?

  • Dr. Forrester

    October 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    While it is a hiccup in chronology, I’m glad the last series you cover for MM is one everyone can agree is great (at least the first movie). I’d have been very disappointed if we ended up with something like the Saw series to close it all out. Each review would have been one minute long and consisted of “movie starts… people get kidnapped… torture porn… get some background on characters… more torture porn… cut to cop looking for killer… repeat from step 3 until movie’s end.”

  • October 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    03:22 I don’t like that scene, like, does that mean she saw him disappear?
    Love the ending to the video lol

  • kloraferm

    October 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I never get tired of that movie. The Rob Zombie remake was okay, but doesn’t come close to the original.

  • chargers3158

    October 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Oh No! That means James has to review Halloween Resurrection. That movie sucks so bad. How could Busta Rhymes kick Micheal Myers ass? In the the words of the Angry Video Game Nerd, it sucks monkey fuck!!!

  • heatherthomas427

    October 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    GREAT review!!! Love the original Halloween movie. Also a big fan of the Rob Zombie remake, can’t wait to see that review!!!!!!

  • wtfisyoda6913

    October 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I like how the main page of the website has 3 different horror icons on it. I love halloween the second is my favorite. I have never watched the first one im going to tonight

  • deadmartian

    October 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Great review. I love this movie and watch it every Halloween! Way better than the remakes. Thanks for mentioning Devil’s Rain, another horribly wonderful film:-) CORBIS! God damn you!

  • October 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Awesome! James, I do the same thing every year for Halloween.

  • hillbillyhatfield

    October 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    This and the 2nd are classic movies, and great additions to horror. #3 is great as a stand alone movie. However the rest are pitiful attempts to cash in on a franchise. I honestly dont understand what myers is, after the 2nd one. I love the overviews of the movies, but if you wanted to group say 2 or 3 of the last ones together would be fine. There nothing to them really.

    Now the movie. It is good as it is. Sure a little more backstory would be fineoriginally, but with the added tv footage added in, it is a well rounded story. Of course the green leaved trees, and palm trees while the girls are outside is kinda distracting. But nothing to complain about. Christopher lee was also asked to play loomis. Best movie out of them all.

  • Blazin2k12

    October 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Best horror movie of all time imo, I also loved the remake, I like how zombie made it is his own instead of just making a straight copy, probably the best remake in horror to.

  • spideyman2099

    October 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Me and my little bro. watch this every year in October Halloween ecspecially
    now that I know the trick to fully enjoy it I’m doing it!

  • TheAceofSpadez

    October 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Yes! My favorite horror franchise!

  • Eamonn888

    October 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    So fucking happy your getting to the Halloween series because its my favorite of all. Its funny I made a comment a week ago hoping you would get to em and here they are. Wish fucking granted awesome

  • Haisman

    October 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Great review, James! Keep up the good work! 🙂

  • elvnsword

    October 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I was surprised, I figured you would go with the Friday the 13th movies next, keep it in a set, but hey, ::shrugs:: no accounting for taste. Never found the plastic kirk mask painted white to be scary…

  • Bronson

    October 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Oh yeah! I really thought that James had reviewed this film long time ago.

  • Dragula92

    October 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Great video James as always (:
    Loved your words throughout! Keep it up dude <3

  • Jay

    October 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    8.5 minutes?!?

    well if that isn’t a big fuck you to the freddy fans.

  • Daniel_Fox1989

    October 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I’ve got to be proud that it takes place in Haddonfield, New Jersey. It honestly looks like that quiet wealthy town with an upper middle class to rich income place where nothing goes wrong too and its safe to walk at night.

  • October 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Just wanted to say, that this year’s Monster Madness is absolutely amazing. I enjoyed all of your videos, especially the Nightmare one. The Sequel-A-Thon was a great idea!

  • Daemeon

    October 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    James really isn’t joking when he said this was a low budget independent film. For awhile it held the record for being the highest grossing independent film of all time although I believe it has since lost that title and the budget was so low that the clothes you see people wearing in the movie are their actual clothes. Seriously outside of the stuff for Michael and film equipment pretty much everything was personal property of the cast and crew or borrowed.

    This is also a special film in the horror genre for another reason beyond those mentioned by James. Back in 2006 it was added to the national film registry of the library of congress for being culturally and historically significant. This is a fairly rare honor for horror movies since only like 5 made in the past 40 years have been added, most of which being from the 70’s. As far as I know it’s also the only slasher film other then psycho to be added.

  • GoatMaster666

    October 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Death to Videodrome! Long live the new flesh!

  • Xotice

    October 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    CH CH CH CH HA HA HA HA…. JASON VORHEES IS COMING TO GET YOU JAMES FOR PUTTING MICHAEL MYERS BEFORE HIM! If you thought playing FT13 on NES was bad…. just you wait, boy.


  • Xotice

    October 24, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    oh well, at least you’re not reviewing the leprechaun, childs play or puppet master series’….

  • October 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I KNEW IT!!!!

    Unfortunately this means that I cannot another video of Monster Madness this year. CURSE ME FOR NOT HAVING SEEN THE HALLOWEEN MOVIES YET!

  • SpeedyEric

    October 24, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I also always watch all the Halloween films (mostly the Michael Myers films) in the month of October.

  • MarioIsWicked

    October 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    i can play the Halloween theme song on piano, this Halloween at school im gonna play it

  • Riddler

    October 24, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I love this movie SO MUCH! There’s some funny shit in it that most people didn’t know, and theres on thing i’m suprised you didn’t mension. Like its filmed in spiring, and all the leaves are paper cutouts. Still, its the best movie anytime of the year, but one of the best thongs is to watch 2 a few hours later, or maybe th next night, then wait a month and watch H20. Perfect. Friday the 13th, you’re a mere ripo-off of the greatest slasher film (except the burning) ever.

  • Daniel_Fox1989

    October 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Personally James, i know Monster-Madness is slowing down with October coming to a close. I’d LOVE for you to keep going to be honest and i think all your fans would love it if maybe you kept up with it until possibly the end of November with all the possible squeals that are held for movies as well as even more of the main ones. (which If you do stop I’m happy its going to be ending with Halloween which was my favorite) But I love that you did Frankenstein, Dracula, Freddy and Michael Myers. However (not being critical at all, keep in mind I, much like all of us are a huge fan) would love to see more. I know nothing about he Mummy movies so I’d love to be educated on them, and we cant forget Jason or the Chucky and all those other ones that define the imagination of fear and comfort and steal it all away from your security. I think they’d be interesting projects to work on for your monster madness fans. =]

  • Mellowtrauma

    October 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I’m happy that Halloween is the final series to be reviewed, though my extent on the series only spans the first and third films, plus H20 and Resurrection, unfortunately.

    This film gives you chills, and John Carpenter should be proud.

  • pcgamer176

    October 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I remember when I first watched this movie. I was 12 I think, and it was on tv and I was home alone in October, needless to say I didn’t get much sleep in the days following, but now I watch all the Halloween movies I can during the month of October when they come on TV. I remember when I finished the first movie it was at night and I did exactly what James said, I looked out the window above the kitchen sink, and in my neighborhood the only street light is right across the street in front of our neighbor’s house, I knew I would literally shit my pants if i ever saw someone standing alone under that lone street light during a very quiet October night.

  • Mellowtrauma

    October 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Dr. Sam Loomis is named after the secret lover of Marion in Psycho, who is played by Janet Leigh, and Janet Leigh is the mother of Jamie Lee Curtis. Given that John Carpenter was an avid fan of Hitchcock films, Psycho especially, it’s rather fitting that he helps make the career for the daughter of perhaps the most famous kill victims in all of cinema.

  • StheartAttack

    October 24, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    “Light up some jack-o-laterns”… that was gay.

  • Jarringfly

    October 24, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Awesome that you did this today James. Amc is giving this movie as i type this with story notes. Really cool facts about the movie!

  • Anthony33

    October 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Also, what James didn’t point out was that not only was the Donald Pleasance character named Dr. Sam Loomis, but the character of Annie was played by Nancy Kyes, whose stage name was Nancy Loomis and Loomis is how she’s billed for the movie, so another kind of cool coincidence IMO.

  • Riknight36

    October 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I’m actually surprised (Pleasantly, of course) that you chose Halloween. I thought you were going to choose something more modern like Saw. But the first Halloween was before Nightmare on Elm Street, so you’re sort of going backwards. Still, I definitely dig it. I don’t know anything beyond the third entry (Oh, and the Rob Zombie ones, of course).

  • greenftw7

    October 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    this movie is good i dont like the way the series went later

  • GoldenFrog

    October 24, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Amazing review James, very nice.
    I was unaware of the shatner mask thing, very interesting.
    Yeah , this has to be one of the Halloween time movies to watch for sure…hence the title !

  • Vulcan Assassin

    October 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Check this out:

    I was just watching the Blu-Ray version, and noticed something badass I never noticed before. About 1 hour and 10 minutes into the film, at the part where Jamie Lee goes across the street to the house where everyone was just Killed..

    The address on top of the porch of the porch as she walks in, is “1337”. – I know it isn’t really relevant, I just though that was cool.

  • themrcoolguy17

    October 24, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    James you made me shit my pants….Congratulations.

  • RNorthex

    October 24, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    it wasn’t that obvious for me that you would go with the halloween series xo3
    i most definately thought you’d pick friday the 13th
    it’s a shame, cuz i like it more, but at least i get more insight with the halloween series, i didn’t rly watch the series

  • CaptainDonk

    October 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Even all these years after seeing it for the first time the final scene still makes me scared like a little bitch. Thanks a lot, I was just about to go to sleep.

  • michael123

    October 24, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I’m really glad that you picked Halloween as it is one of my all time favorites. I honestly thought it was going to be Friday the 13th as you’ve done more videos on that series. I’m glad it’s Halloween because even if you are a Jason fan it still is a complete rip off of Halloween. This is where it started!

  • Elvenking

    October 24, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    James…JAMES!! Fucking top notch review…you got me all excited about watching it again this Halloween. I used to love going trick-or-treating as a kid..coming home after blowing up pumpkins with M-80’s and collecting candy..and watching this one more time. It is as you say…set perfectly on that night. Great review…cozy shit man!!

  • Elvenking

    October 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm


  • harryj1986

    October 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    James, one of your best reviews yet. Keep up the good work. Also, you’re spot on about how the neighborhood shots at the beginning provide a strong sense of place and proximity, which makes it all the more terrifying when Michael shows up. It just feels like he’s right behind every door.

  • Necramonium

    October 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Halloween? Its such a overrated movie series, you should have taken Hellraiser…

  • svengoolie

    October 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I know so much about Halloween from a film theory standpoint, none of which you addressed here, so this was really awesome to me. You’ve given me a lot of trivia I had never heard of before. It was very informative and entertaining. What a great movie. Thanks, James.

  • gluserty

    October 25, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I like the 1951 “The Thing” myself, better than the 1982 version (which I also like).
    Back in 1996, I purchased a “Blockbuster Presents” VHS version of this film for the ridiculously low price of $5.99 (I still haven’t upgraded to DVD). I have to say, the TV version with additional scenes is worth it, since the suspense in this film is maintained, and there is little blood (unless you just HAVE to sneak a peek at P.J. Soles’ breasts:-)

  • MansonTiTs

    October 25, 2011 at 12:53 am

    John Carpenter Is a Badass Fucking Guitarist\Musician\Composer……The Intro Song to In the mouth of madness is Fucking awesome, Definitly a movie to watch if ya havent seen it.

  • TVthePunisher

    October 25, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Aw man, you mentioned The Thing (as in, while not focusing on it, the 1982 film). I’ve been watching through all the Monster Madnesses and even Nostalgia Critic shows it from time to time even if it’s just a poster…I want to see one of you guys review it! That was one of the scariest films from my childhood simply for the suspense and special effects used to create the Thing appearances. Here’s to hoping you review it one day James =)

    Also awesome that we’re on the Halloween series, I wonder if you’re still covering Halloween 3 in the middle of it.

  • TVthePunisher

    October 25, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Also you can’t deny the soundtrack from The Thing =P thump….thump thump….thump thump…thump thump…then add some Halloweenish style 80’s creepy music in there even if it’s a different composer. Ah…

  • Sean Whitmore

    October 25, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Love it! I too was expecting Saw or something more modern, and was not looking forward to it. But a retrospective of the Halloween series, I’m there.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 25, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Ahhh yes! Awesome that you chose Halloween after all. I loved your advice for how to watch the movie at the end. What were you trying to do, make sure everyone gets as scared as possible?! 😀

  • charminghk

    October 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    scaarry,,, love it !

  • mike99mccarthy

    October 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    As stated above, I love your take on how to watch the movie!!

  • Hypoxic

    October 26, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Great ending to this one, James. Well done.

  • Mimadalaer

    October 26, 2011 at 7:27 am

    James, you should do a video on the Top 10 or 5 or whatever chase scenes in movies. I’m sure Halloween’s chase seen would be in there! I also feel the Chainsaw chase seen from the first TCM would make it! There is something amazing about Leatherface being only steps behind that little girl as they go through the dead tress. Also, the entire 3rd act of The Frighteners! (Could that be considered a chase scene?)

    I hope you get to the Rob Zombie Halloween movies. I didn’t care much for the first one, though the chase scene at the end is alright. But you should check out the Screener Version of it! It’s a much better iteration of the film, hands down, and the entire ending chase scene is eliminated: I don’t think they had even filmed it at that point, I believe it was a pick-up shoot demanded by the studio. Also the chase at the beginning of the second one is damn decent,…or at least I thought so,…


  • The1NamedMarc

    October 26, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Very well done! Thanks for making this.

  • JediRob

    October 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I don’t believe you were correct with your Peter Cushing info. I believe the Loomis role was offered to Christoper Lee and he turned it down. He later told Carpenter it was his biggest career regret.

  • Zombie Goat Fetish

    October 26, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    A brilliant and informative review (extended TV version, I did not know that existed) of one of the best.

  • October 28, 2011 at 12:32 am

    One of my favorite horror films and one of the first I have ever seen. It’s a great film, with scares, a terrifying premise a frieghtening score and of course real likable teenaged characters you can relate with. A killer on the loose in a residential neighborhood had never really been touched before on celuloid, and was dreadful to even think about, evn to this day. At home you are supposed to feel safe and secure, not scared out of your wits holding a knitting needle as defense against a homicidal mental patient. Everything about Halloween was scary. Just to think by stepping on a doorstep you were marked for death by the masked killer inside, by yelling at a speeder you were unknowingly made a target. The cold white mask with black eyes was chilling in itself. The stalking through windows and bushes and open doorways was creepy and your friends not believing you is worse.

    There is something that keeps this film from being completely enjoyable for the next generation and that is the sequel. Even eith Halloween II revealing Laurie as a Myers the film is still scary but now there’s many inconsistencies. Laurie was a target because she stepped on his doorstep and it ticked him off, now since we know he broke out to kill his sister this would simply mean that Michael knew(?) Laurie was his sister just by looking at her. There are many more of these to go around but that is the biggest one. Now Carpenter actually acknowledges most of these and writes explanations for them so that they tie the first and second films together, but not all of them.

  • kingdark1

    October 29, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Hey James I saw the movie on AMC’s Halloween marathon and then watched the review I agree this is a good movie i just wish they played part 2 that one seems epic

  • Mikeman2000

    October 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Every year for the past 3 maybe, Halloween night has been Halloween 1 & 2 (The originals, I hate Rob Zombie) but that’s broken now because this year my local movie theater is playing Ghostbusters, so I’m seeing that instead.

  • TheEpicEmu9357

    October 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I am 14. A big fan of yours. I found the first Halloween on AMC. I decided to watch it. I loved it! It was the TV cut so stuff was cut out. I am going to rent the DVDs and watch the whole series. Except 3,4,5, and 6.

  • scioneon

    October 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I did exactly what you said James. I waited till close to midnight or late into the night and listened to the music. Then as I peered out into the dark night I heard Micheal’s breathing and I just felt my heart race. Because he was still out there. Scared me, but was an awesome adrenaline rush.

  • Thief92

    October 29, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I have no idea how many times I’ve seen this, but it just gets me even more excited to see Halloween on Halloween!!

  • Zorro3k6

    November 1, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Nice review James. I liked it. However, I didn’t really like this movie that much. I will say that it was good for it’s time. But watching it now especially after knowing all the Horror movie cliches, it just doesn’t work anymore. Someone dying is automatically spoiled as soon as the music comes on. I was never scared. Also James, I hated the chase scene at the end. While I suppose it’s a nice idea to go back to the baby sitting house, I hated how when Jamie finally escaped the house, after taking so long to break the glass on the door, she was able to run along the side of the house screaming and knock on the door of the house next to her. She sees whoever is in the house then runs across the street to the house she was baby sitting in, only to see Micheal finally coming out of the house she was in a moment ago. She did a lot from the time it took her to escape, to getting back to the baby sitting house. My question is, what was Micheal doing in the first house for that amount of time? He was just about to stab her before she escaped. What, was he just admiring the wall paper in the kitchen? I don’t know. So my point about this chase scene is it just doesn’t make sense why Micheal took so long getting out of the house. The Rob Zombie remake handled this much better in my opinion. This is a big reason why I hated this scene and just not really a fan of the movie in general. There are more things I didn’t like that involve moments that your average intelligent person would think to do, but you’ve read enough; so I’ll stop. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Nice job on the review still James.

  • peglakantatari

    November 1, 2011 at 6:04 am

    excellent review James! The whole monster madness is great, I am sad though because october ended. Keep up the good work!

  • Kaldary

    November 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Great review. I’ve always liked this movie. That damn kid took his time walking down the steps to open up the door for Laurie! You know, I find it a little scary when girls claim that Michael Myers is sexy and they want to do…some stuff with him (and apparently it’s like this with Jason and Freddy too). Ladies… please raise your standards.

  • Senna4ever

    November 2, 2011 at 5:09 am

    I’m a big JC fan, he’s one of my faves.
    Yet I have to say this is one of his lesser films. It’s a “classic” alright, that is not the same as being great though.
    Give me The Thing over this anyday.

  • Durandal

    November 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm


    He already reviewed The Thing here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csHfT5lYVfU

  • nesnerd4life

    December 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    i love scary movies my fav part in these movies r the part wen there just about to die or it seems theres no way out i just grind my teeth

  • ConorPowell

    December 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

    you should do a review of all of the John Carpenter films from dark star to the ward for your next video or next monster madness

  • OfficialJab

    March 8, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Kyon: It appears she has a habit of using the word ‘totally’.

  • emiliagv89

    March 30, 2012 at 2:57 am

    well thanks for being able to scare the crap out of me with just a damn review :Pnow i’ll never be able to watch halloween again at night 

  • branvan69

    May 18, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Thats probably the best movie review you have done James…I am biased towards the movie because it is my FAVORITE horror movie of all time and I am a EXTREME horror movie fan, and I do the exact thing same every October …but if it was another movie it would still be the best review anyways…good job man

  • Schloss Ritter

    July 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Don’t know why, but I never got into this series as much as the Freddy and Jason movies.

  • MrVideogamer3000

    October 31, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Watched this movie for the first time tonight! Very good movie 😀

  • Miloš Milutinović

    January 16, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Best slasher ever!!!

  • March 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    When I was a kid I lived way out in the country. Jason and Leatherface were easy to imagine where I grew up, surrounded by farm houses, fields, woods.

    After I moved to the suburbs I began to appreciate Myers more. People can easily sneak between the houses in your neighborhood, just like a killer could lurk in the woods behind my house until night fall.

    great stuff

  • Lastor

    April 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I’m gonna have to disagree with you just a little bit, James. One reason why Halloween was, and still is, so different from many other horror movies is the fact that even at daytime, which is usually the “safe” time, they have Michael appear onscreen. I knew I was gonna be a nervous wreck once it’s night, not the whole time!
    The longest hour and a half in my life, but at least I can say it as a compliment.

  • July 8, 2013 at 9:16 am

    John Carpenter was quite intimidated by Donald Pleasence, of whom he was a big fan and who was easily the oldest and most experienced person on set, although Pleasance asked Carpenter difficult questions about his character, Pleasance turned out to be a good-humored, big-hearted individual and the two became great friends, Pleasance went to appear in two other Carpenter films.

  • November 15, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I really enjoy trying to immerse myself into horror movies like this. My favorite instance in which I’ve done this is when I watched John Carpenter’s “The Thing”. I went down to my basement and watched it on the TV down there. I turned off all of the lights and turned up the AC to make the room cold. To top it all off, I turned on a black-light and hung in on a nearby wall. It was pretty sweet.

  • March 24, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    nerd dont u love in haddonfield, NJ?

  • July 27, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Omg some of the reviews I can’t watch some require Adobe idk wtf that is I’m only 14 but I’m sure I can find them somewhere else I just wanna see how u feel about the movie being a classic youtube gamer and a film director idk why ur not the at least in the top ten for most subscribed u deserve to be I mean come on who else has the balls to make a movie about there production

  • September 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Movies in intro-
    Werewolf vs. Vampire Woman

  • October 29, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Well I was born 8 years after this movie and saw it 1990 or after and when he got shot out the window and disappeared still scared the piss out of me.

  • Jamie Harris

    November 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Great movie I absolutely loved it!

  • April 7, 2015 at 6:16 am

    I Have Always Respected Michael

  • Jason Voorhees

    April 7, 2015 at 6:18 am


  • September 27, 2015 at 9:53 am

    One of my favorites!

  • Jacob Boeve

    June 1, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I’m not gonna lie, I’m not a big fan of Halloween.

  • June 16, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    could you help me, i want to start my own review series and i’d like your advice.

  • Person

    October 7, 2017 at 1:04 am

    “Totally” back then is this generations “Like”.

  • Anthony33

    November 1, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    The beginning of the franchise and best entry IMO, although st least a couple of my friends prefer part 2.

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