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This scene always makes me laugh so I wanted to a share a photo of Michael Myers dressed in a sheet in Halloween (1978). halloween sheet


Here is a fun fact about John Carpenter, which you may not know. For those of you who do not know, John Carpenter made the film Halloween, and composed the theme for Halloween. He actually composes the themes for most of this films actually, which I think is pretty cool. Halloween is my favourite movie!

Today I’m sharing a fun horror fact that I found out about my favourite horror film: John Carpenter’s Halloween! Because of a very small budget, the film’s prop department had to use the cheapest $2 mask that they could find in the costume store: a William Shatner mask from Star Trek. They later spray-painted the face white, teased out the hair, and reshaped the eye holes. Apparently, Shatner said that for years he had no idea his likeness was used for the film. It was only during an interview that someone mentioned his mask was being used and he said he was honoured. Personally, I think it’s really funny that they used a William Shatner mask for Michael Myers!

Last night I watched Christine, which I recently bought, with my little brother. He had never seen the film, so I thought he would think it was cool so we watched it! He enjoyed the film, as I’m sure you will too if you watch it! Christine is based off of Stephen King’s novel, was directed by John Carpenter and was released in 1983. Here is my short review of the film:

  • Suspenseful
  • Self- fixing car
  • Thriller
  • Creepy
  • Intriguing
  • Nerdy boy gets Beautiful Girl
  • Seductive Car
  • Possessive Car
  • Killer Car
  • Good Film

Rating: 8/10

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Hello fellow Horror Lovers,

If you could meet one “villain” from a horror movie, who would it be and why? This may sound like an odd question, but I know that many horror fans have thought about this at one time or another.

For me, it would be Michael Myers from Halloween (the original Michael, not Rob Zombie’s hillbilly giant Michael). He is a very creepy character who never talks and always walks after his victims and always manages to get them. I’m sure we wouldn’t have a very in depth conversation, as I would be doing all the talking, but I’m sure he could enlighten me on some things. Plus if I had to go knife shopping he would be the best person to go with. I know I know, some of you are probably thinking I’m a psycho right now, but it’s not like I’m actually going to go out and kill anyone. I just want to meet him.

So who would you choose?

Halloween is my all time favourite film (it’s actually my ringtone on my cell phone). It was released in 1978, stars Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Donald Pleasence, among others, and was written and directed by John Carpenter. Here is my review in 20 words or less:

  • Suspenseful
  • Creepy
  • Great Acting
  • Great Plot
  • Creative Kills
  • Classic Film
  • Halloween
  • Darkness
  • The Boogeyman
  • Best Horror Film Ever

Rating: 10/10

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If you read the title, you know you are about to read about a movie which is the worst remake EVER. Rob Zombie’s Halloween is a complete and total joke, not to mention an insult to the original film. Halloween was originally made in 1978 and is about Michael Myers, a man who killed his older sister when he was 6 years old with a butcher knife. He was institutionalized for years, but escapes and returns home to Haddonfield and starts stalking and killing teenagers, his main focus on his little sister, Laurie Strode. The movie has non-stop suspense and is an EXCELLENT example of a gory, suspense filled horror classic. It is absolutely amazing, especially when you think about how they didn’t have much when it came to special effects back then, along with all the tricks they have now. The movie was Jamie Lee Curtis’ breakout role.

Now back to the awful movie remake. This movie was directed and written by Rob Zombie, who is a sorry excuse of a writer as far as I’m concerned. Apparantly John Carpenter co-wrote (he wrote the original), so I don’t understand how the movie turned out the way that it did. The movie focuses a lot more on Michael’s childhood, and changes the story quite a bit. The actor who plays Michael as a child is weird and not at all how we would all believe Michael looked as a child. Then theres the actor who plays Michael as an adult, and I don’t know how he was given the role. For one thing, the guy is gigantic (he’s like 7 feet tall or something), when Michael in the original movies was not as tall or broad as this new guy, so personally that really bothered me. Then, there was his mask, which didn’t look right. The actors are all pretty much nobodies, but the acting isn’t too bad, which is the only nice-ish thing I can say here.

I think what just bothered me the most about this movie is that they changed so much from the original. I understand that when a remake is made, changes are always made, but they changed so many things that I cared about from the original. If you have never seen the original, you may feel very differently about this movie.

If you want to go out and watch a terrific horror movie, please watch the original Halloween. It is one of the most excellent movies ever made in my opinion. It’s simply fantastic. But please don’t watch Rob Zombie’s remake of the movie. I actually became very angry in the theatre as I was watching it (and thinking about it now is making me angry), because it is just such a poor remake of an amazing original film.

I give the movie a 1 out of 10. I know that many of you will think I am being too harsh, but reading this post means you want my honest opinion right? This movie is simply awful and upsetting to me, and fails on too many levels.