JOHN CARPENTER HALLOWEEN
series of movies has been one of the most remembered and
influential, horror movie franchises in history. The
original storyline and characters created by John Carpenter
and Debra Hill back in 1978 were incredibly real and
This series developed what would come to be
known as the Slasher sub-genre of horror movies. The
film turned the slasher
movie into a viable, successful genre and remains the
standard to which all other modern horror films are measured. Below are
the current movies in the Halloween movie line:
the most influential and successful independent horror film ever made,
the first Halloween movie was an exercise in pure terror. Halloween
takes us into the world of a supernatural killer, Michael Myers, who at a very
young age stabbed his older sister to death on Halloween night.
Locked away for many years
in a mental hospital Michael escapes one night and returns to his
hometown to continue his killing spree. Jamie Lee Curtis, in her first
role, plays the resourceful babysitter stalked by the inhuman killer on
Halloween night. Produced on a tight budget, Halloween was a stunning success when it was released.
Halloween II (1981)
nightmare of the first Halloween movie continues in this chilling sequel. Picking up right where the last film ended, this
sequel begins as Dr. Loomis shoots Mike Myers multiply times, only to
watch helplessly as the killer stands up and runs away.
Laurie Strode, the teenager last terrorized by Myers, is taken to a
nearby hospital to recover from her injury and traumatic ordeal. But Myers isn't
through with her yet, and works his way through
the sleepy town, leaving a river of blood in his wake. Determined to get
his revenge on Laurie, he eventually descends upon the hospital -- and
the dark secret that binds the two of them is finally revealed.
Halloween III - Season of the Witch (1982)
the third Halloween movie installment, which has nothing to do with the first
two films, a warped Irish toy maker hatches an evil plot to enact
bloody mass murder across America on Halloween night.
He creates creepy masks which force the wearer to
commit violent acts of murder on the night of Halloween when television
commercials for the special masks are watched. Many people
didn't like this movie at all, probably because it was a stand alone
story that did not include the infamous Michael Myers storyline.
you forget the title, its a very unique idea and not a bad movie at all.
Halloween 4 - The
Return of Michael Myers (1988)
decade ago, he butchered sixteen people trying to get to his sister. He was
shot and incinerated, but still the entity that Dr. Sam Loomis calls "Evil on two legs" would not die.
Tonight, Michael Myers has come home again…to kill!
This time, Michael
returns to Haddonfield for Jamie Lloyd – the orphaned daughter of Laurie
Strode – and her babysitter Rachel . Can Loomis stop Michael before the
unholy slaughter reaches his innocent young niece? This sequel was the
long-awaited return to the original storyline and remains infamous for
its startling twist ending.
Halloween 5 - The
Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
lives. And this time, They're ready! Because Hell would not have him,
Michael Myers survived the mine explosion thought to have killed him.
One year later, his traumatized young niece Jamie is horrified to
discover she has a telepathic bond with her evil Uncle…and that Uncle
Michael is on his way back to Haddonfield, and not for a friendly visit.
But Dr. Loomis has a new plan to destroy The Boogey Man in his
childhood home using Jamie as bait. The carnage is about to begin again
Michael Myers is back with a vengeance!
Halloween - The Curse
of Michael Myers (1995)
In a single horrifying night,
Michael Myers' masked reign of terror changed Halloween forever! Now,
six years after he was presumed to be dead in a massive fire, Michael Myers has returned to
kill again and again and again -- and this time there seems to be no escape.
As an added twist, a mysterious cult has shown an interest in the
supernatural powers of Michael Myers and frees him from the Haddonfield
Police Department, then abducts Jamie Lloyd for a secret purpose. By the
end, the long-hidden secrets of the
screen's most maniacal murderer are revealed...with shocking results!
Halloween: H20 (1998)
years after the original Halloween movie, Laurie Strode,
now the headmistress of a private school under an
assumed name, is still struggling with the terrifying memories of the
psychotic killer Michael Myers.
That horror becomes a reality once again
when Michael returns, embarking on a murderous road trip from Illinois to
California, killing three more people and stealing a victim's car before
threatening the lives of Laurie's rebellious son, his
girlfriend, and the school security guard. It's up to Laurie to conquer her internal demons and end Michael's
evil. And a conveniently placed ax might just help her accomplish this!
Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis is back in this latest story in
the Halloween horror film series! The reality programmers at
DangerTainment have selected Rudy, Bill, and a group of thrill-seeking
teenagers to spend one fun-filled night in the childhood home of serial
killer Michael Myers as an Internet stunt.
But the planned live broadcast turns deadly when
their evening of excitement becomes a night of horror as Michael Myers himself
decides to crash their party and brings his own party favors, which he
distributes to each and all in his own warm way!
Zombie's horrible remake of the classic scary movie. Zombie unleashes
his version of Michael Myers on audiences who crave more of the original
Halloween movie style of fear.
Unfortunately, this remake retells, read
that as changes, the original story that removes the supernatural
element from the Michael Myers character that we have all come to know
and fear, and reduces him into a plain, run of the mill, serial killer.
While this movie is okay as a mass murderer flick with the same "less
story...more gore", movies that have been churned out lately, it should
have never been associated with the Halloween series of movies.
Halloween: 25 Years of
by P.J. Soles (who played Lynda in the original movie) this documentary
examines the legendary horror film and its legacy of more than four
sequels. First released in 1978, Halloween was directed by horror legend
John Carpenter and featured Jamie Lee Curtis in a breakthrough
"Halloween: 25 Years of Terror" contains interviews with more
than 80 people involved in the Halloween franchise including John Carpenter,
Curtis, Clive Barker and many other horror aficionados. If you love the
Halloween movies, this is a great documentary to watch and enjoy.
The "Halloween" Movie Soundtrack
Probably no other music chills the Trick or
Treat season like the music from the classic movie "Halloween."
John Carpenter wrote the chilling music
himself, and in doing so created a classic soundtrack that
you can't hear without instantly
thinking of this movie and it's maniacal killer Michael Myers. The music on this CD is great background music for any
haunted house, front yard cemetery or Halloween party.
|So memorable and popular
are these Halloween classics that a slew of
documentaries have been produced about them.
'Halloween': A Cut Above
This feature-length documentary includes producer
Moustapha Akkad, director John Carpenter, co-writer
Debra Hill, actors Nick Castle (The Shape), Jamie Lee
Curtis (Laurie Strode), Charles Cyphers (Sheriff Leigh
Brackett), Donald Pleasence (Dr. Sam Loomis), P.J. Soles
(Lynda van der Klok) and many others. (2003)
Narrated by Dee Snider, this documentary/retrospect on
the making of the movie Halloween, featuring exclusive
interviews with director John Carpenter, producer Debra
Hill, and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, PJ Soles, and Nick
Halloween: 25 Years of
A documentary that follows the evolution of the
'Halloween' movies over the past twenty-five years. It
examines why the films are so popular and revisits many
of the original locations used in the films - seeing the
effects on the local community. For the first time,
cast, crew, critics and fans join together in the
ultimate 'Halloween' retrospective. (2006)
Halloween: The Inside
"Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the
most successful film franchises of all time as it goes
behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the
"frightfest" that redefined the horror genre in the late
1970s. It's an inside
look at Michael Myers and the Halloween terror he
unleashes on the poor teenagers of Haddonfield, Ill.
(October 25th. 2010)
The Nightmare Isn't
Over: The Making of Halloween II
Retrospective documentary about the making of "Halloween
Stand Alone: The
Making of Halloween III
Retrospective documentary on the making of "Halloween
III: Season of the Witch." (2012)