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Halloween continues to give nightmares for decades

When seeing the psychotic nature of Mike Myers in John Carpenter’s Halloween, chills rush down the audience’s spines. It is a horror classic that has caused nightmares for decades.

Halloween set the stage for modern horror films and influenced the making of multiple iconic characters, including Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) and Charlie Puckett (The Night Brings Charlie). The original Halloween was filmed and released Oct 25, 1978, just in time for Halloween night. The total budget for the movie was $300,000 and the gross income nationwide was $47,000,000.

On October 31, 1963, seventeen year old Judith Myers was found stabbed to death by six year old brother, Michael Myers. Michael was put into a mental hospital only to escape fifteen years later, the night before Halloween. His hometown of Haddonfield was in for a rude awakening.

While this movie is old, therefore making the effects look cheesy and the overall video quality poor, I would highly recommend Halloween to audience looking for good scare. Carpenter uses a contrast of the two main characters: Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) as being a happy, optimistic teenager and Michael Myers (Tony Moran) as a psychotic sight of pure evil. The contrast between the two main characters creates suspense and thrill that leaves audience on the edge of their seats.  

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