John Carpenter’s Halloween is the definitive horror movie of Halloween. I thought it fitting that I end my countdown with this classic slasher flick. A few posts back I gushed about Rob Zombie’s interpretation , but there’s no substitute for the 1978 original. This is the slasher movie all other slasher movies compare themselves to, and Halloween does not officially begin for me until I’ve heard the theme song .
This 25th Anniversary Edition includes some cool extras, including director’s commentary, a making-of documentary, and a tour of the original Michael Myers house.
It’s fascinating how an extreme low-budget movie has become such a pop culture phenomenon. Is there anyone who doesn’t know who Michael Myers is? Here’s an interesting factoid I recently learned about Halloween : Michael Myer’s mask was actually a Captain Kirk mask from Star Trek. They spray-painted it white and re-shaped the eyes. Now you can impress all your friends with useless movie knowledge, and marvel at the low-budget ingenuity of Halloween’s production.
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What is 31 DVDs of Halloween?
As a special feature for the Halloween Countdown, I’m showcasing 31 Halloween DVDs from my personal collection. I have a lot of Halloween-related and horror DVDs in general, but for this year’s countdown I’m only going to focus on my absolute favorites–the ones I consider 100% essential for my enjoyment of the holiday.