Episode 28: Halloween (1978)

The guys conclude their abbreviated spooktacular month of horror with one of the all-time greats: John Carpenter’s iconic slasher flick Halloween. Not only is the film’s menacing antagonist Michael Myers one of the most memorable film baddies ever conceived and Jamie Lee Curtis carved her name in the world of film as the O.G. “scream queen” like a Jack-O-Lantern on Halloween night, but Carpenter’s creation helped shape the future of modern horror. The guys discuss how the film holds up, perhaps reasons that it doesn’t in some ways, the influence that still lives on in some of the best films being made today, and whether they were scared watching it as a modern audience.

Ep 28 Halloween (1978)
Director
John Carpenter
Stars
Donald Pleasence
Jamie Lee Curtis
Tony Moran

Curated by: The Bit Players

Aired Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The guys conclude their abbreviated spooktacular month of horror with one of the all-time greats: John Carpenter's iconic slasher flick Halloween. Not only is the film's menacing antagonist Michael Myers one of the most memorable film baddies ever conceived and Jamie Lee Curtis carved her name in the world of film as the O.G. "scream queen" like a Jack-O-Lantern on Halloween night, but Carpenter's creation helped shape the future of modern horror. The guys discuss how the film holds up, perhaps reasons that it doesn't in some ways, the influence that still lives on in some of the best films being made today, and whether they were scared watching it as a modern audience.