Yesterday I laid down in bed and watched Halloween like I do almost every year in October. Every time I watch it I fall in love with the atmosphere. Michael Myers is a cold blooded killer who’s motives are unknown. He could be anybody. He is a man behind a mask who moves like we move. We viewed scenes from his point of view giving us a unique relationship with the infamous killer. It’s not to hard to believe that the budget was small but when you look at it compared to it’s box office it really is amazing. This was the feature debut for Jamie Lee Curtis one of our favorite scream queens and the ultimate final girl. My favorite film fact is that Myers mask is a Captain Kirk mask painted white, eyes cut larger and hair refashioned. Sadly we don’t know where any of the original masks are today, if they even still exist. Most of the actors wore there own clothes and Laurie’s wardrobe was bought for around $100 at J.C Pennies. Halloween isn’t the original slasher film but it did inspire several other films and was itself the beginning of a new era for horror that would include A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the Thirteenth. Unlike its predecessors Halloween has very little blood also unlike other John Carpenter films. So what is it that sticks out about Halloween for you?
Today is Sept 30 and that means Oct is just a day away. This year I have decided to be super festive and watch a movie almost every day. Horror, suspense or related to Halloween. Due to my busy schedule there will be some days missing so I apologize in advance for that. I am so excited.
October is fast approaching and you know what that means. Spooky music, decorations, parties, costumes and candy. Wait I forgot the most important one of them all. Please forgive me. We can’t leave out my favorite holiday Halloween. October is my favorite month for many reasons. I love hearing the theme from some of my favorite movies play and I love have an excuse to my several bags of candy. I digress. October is the month you will find that some of your favorite films will be easier to find. Your favorite characters will be on display and the music you love. The themes from your favorite music will play. Will Norman Bate be behind the shower curtain with a kitchen knife? Is Michael Myers stalking the streets? Is that creepy doll really more than it seems? For those of us you reveal in the supernatural. For those of us who love to laugh at ridicules death scenes and for those of us who just love to be scared. October is the month for us.
This month I will dip in to my collection, I will shop for those favorites I don’t currently own and I will scavenger through the internet (Netflix, Hulu.) to see if I can find some of the classics and those films I have always wanted to see but never got the chance to. I will pop some popcorn, choose a beverage of my liking and cuddle up beneath the covers to watch a machete wielding Jason stalk the woods at Camp Crystal lake. October is for us. Lets enjoy it.