John Carpenter invented a genre with Halloween, but the movie itself doesn’t hold up.

by MATT STOKES | MAY 23, 2017

The discussion of Halloween starts at 34:10.

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Halloween

Director: John Carpenter

Cast:
Laurie: Jamie Lee Curtis
Dr. Loomis: Donald Pleasence
Michael: Nick Castle
Annie: Nancy Kyes
Lynda: P.J. Soles
Tommy: Brian Andrews
Lindsey: Kyle Richards
Bob: John Michael Graham

Released: October 25, 1978

Domestic Box Office: $47 million

93%

7.8/10

Verdict?

Laci says…

Matt says…

The Other Movie

Hook

What other movies have we been reconsidering? 

Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River is a schlocky mess

Mystic River (2003) | Directed by Clint Eastwood | Starring Kevin Bacon, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins

Stir of Echoes is a lot like The Sixth Sense but also not at all

Stir Of Echoes (1999) | Directed by David Koepp | Starring Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas

Norman Bates? More like Charming Fellow.

Psycho (1960) | Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles

Hocus Pocus, Pile of Puke

Hocus Pocus (1993) | Directed by Kenny Ortega | Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy

The War of the Roses is here to tell you to stay in a bad marriage until you die

The War Of The Roses (1989) | Directed by Danny DeVito | Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

Spielberg gets The Color Purple wrong, but it’s still pretty good

The Color Purple (1985) | Directed by Steven Spielberg | Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is just gaga for aliens… and you should be too!

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) | Directed by Steven Spielberg | Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr

Dude, Where’s My Car? is a mean movie about nice boys

Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000) | Directed by Danny Leiner | Starring Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner

Synecdoche, New York? More like Jolly, Good Time!

Synecdoche, New York (2008) | Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Catherine Keener

Ron Howard’s Parenthood tries to show what parenting is really like, fails

Parenthood (1989) | Directed by Ron Howard | Starring Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest