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  Halloween (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Halloween (also known as John Carpenter's Halloween) is a 1978 independent horror film set in the fictional Midwest town of Haddonfield, Illinois, on Halloween.
Halloween was produced on a budget of only $325,000 and grossed $47 million at the box office in the United States, making it one of the most successful independent films in history.
The film was shown mostly in the European countries of France, the United Kingdom, West Germany, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Yugoslavia, and Iceland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Halloween_(film)   (5752 words)

 Halloween (film series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Halloween was shot on a $320,000 budget and became one of the most successful independent films in history.
In the first film, it is first implied that the city is located in Hardin County, Illinois, which in reality is located in the extreme southeastern part of the state.
Halloween, the holiday the movie is named after, and around which the events of the films take place.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Halloween_(film_series)   (2187 words)

 Stomp Tokyo Review - Halloween: H20
Halloween: H20 is the latest product of the renaissance that the sub-genre known as slasher flicks has gone through since the release of Scream.
In the continuity of the new films, she is Keri Tate, formerly Laurie Strode, formerly Laurie Myers.
Her enthusiasm for revisiting the Halloween franchise is evident in her performance, and in the quality of the filmmaking.
www.stomptokyo.com /movies/halloween-h20.html   (1323 words)

 Halloween 4 (1988) - A Review by David Nusair
Well, that was his plan anyway, until Halloween 3 was released to terrible reviews and even worse box office (in retrospect, though, Halloween 3 is a decent little horror movie, as long as you're prepared for the fact that it has nothing to do with Myers).
That film was essentially just a rehash of the first one, aping everything from Myers' movements to the storyline itself.
Halloween 4 was a noble attempt to revive the series and inject some originality, but with a concept as thin as this one, no amount of good intentions will ever be enough.
www.reelfilm.com /hallo4.htm   (753 words)

 Halloween - The Film Guide
The Halloween films are a series of horror movies, of which the first is considered one of the most important and influential of the genre.
Telling the story of an unstoppable psycho-killer wearing a white-painted William Shatner mask from the film The Devil's Rain, Halloween is generally considered the first of a long line of modern-day "slasher" movies descending from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960).
Halloween H20 marked the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode (since her character had died sometime before the events of the fourth film, the continuity of the previous three films in the series are ignored and this film is treated as a direct follow-up to Halloween II).
filmguide.wikia.com /wiki/Halloween   (1226 words)

 Horrordvds.com - Halloween: Limited Ed. DVD review
Halloween was the movie debut of Jamie Lee Curtis, after which she would go on to star in several other horror films and attain the title "Scream Queen".
As always, the process of cropping a film to fill the TV screen destroys a film's cinematography, and in the case of Halloween virtually half of the picture information is cut off at the sides.
Indeed the score to Halloween is one of the most memorable and intricate parts of the film and it would not be as effective a film without it.
www.horrordvds.com /reviews/a-m/halloween   (1828 words)

 DVD Reviews - Halloween (Limited & original)
It's a great film from a great filmmaker, and the simple fact that it did make loads of cash and influenced a nation of filmmakers just nails that point home all the more.
It's once again Halloween, and the little boy is all grown up and freshly escaped from a mental hospital.
Halloween II (which explains the sister angle and why Jamie wears a towel around her head in her additional scene).
www.thedigitalbits.com /reviews/halloween.html   (1666 words)

 Movie-List - Reviews - Halloween: Resurrection
The seventh film would have been a great capper for the series but since it was a hit we are now have the eighth Halloween film.
The whole film is sort of a slap in the face to the 20+ year old series.
I used to say that the “Halloween” series was so much better that the “Friday the 13th” films but after this sequel they seem to be getting closer and closer to par.
www.movie-list.com /reviews/halloweenresurrection.shtml   (424 words)

 filmmaking.net forums - Budget Film Maker Halloween Challenge 2005
You must film, produce, edit and obtain the sounds for the film within the week and have the film ready by Halloween Morning and sent it to budget_filmmaker@yahoo.co.uk as a WMV file.
The idea is to have a finish film on Halloween Night ready for viewers to show.
Films will be posted on the site, but Budget Film Maker will not accept any pornographic material.
www.filmmaking.net /fnetforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2831   (183 words)

 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Halloween (1978)
John Carpenter's Halloween is considered a horror classic, partly for its skillful building of tension and partly because it was the first of its kind.
The theme is put to better use later in the series, but here it's repetitive and shrill and actually weakens the suspense at times when pure silence would have been more effective.
I found myself appreciating the technical aspects of the movie (except the soundtrack) and the skillful way in which it suggests evil is always hiding just outside the frame, but I did not particularly enjoy it on a visceral level until the outstanding final act.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/halloween.1978.shtml   (431 words)

 Halloween - A Movie Vault Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Way back in the seventies, before the teen horror films, John Carpenter set out to make a scary film, that would indefinitely withstand the test of time, and become the template for nearly all horror movies in the decades to follow.
After the film's release, hordes of copycat slasher films were slapped together; the genre would never be the same again.
Everything from the very entertaining film "The Stepfather" to the recent release with Talia Shire called "The Landlady", the seemingly harmless neighbor story is everywhere.
www.deadrabbit.org /movievault/halloweenreview.htm   (694 words)

 The Film Asylum - Halloween Resurrection film review
As nice as it is to allow everyone to become a movie critic by examining which ending works best, it is an indication that the films direction has gotten lost somewhere along the way with perhaps a further sign that script re-writes were happening during the shoot.
The Halloween films have always scored highly for their tense atmosphere and scenes of harrowing escapes.
Was first named "Halloween: The Homecoming" but producers wanted a title that said Michael Myers is alive so in February 2002, the film was officially Named Halloween: Resurrection.
www.thefilmasylum.com /reviews/halloween_res/halloween_res.htm   (1019 words)

 UHM - Halloween
If you head over to the official Halloween site, you'll see an interview Rob Zombie did which reveals what he will bring to the table and what fans can expect from the potential prequel/remake.
The film would esssentially feature new characters and be "set around Michael’s real home ‘Smith’s Grove’, which is where the asylum was, some 150 miles away from Haddonfield." Hopefully the script is good, because I personally can't think of much Michael could have done before he was sent to the institution.
Incase you haven't heard, Halloween producer Moustapha Akkad died Friday in a Jordanian hospital from wounds sustained in the bombing of a Jordan hotel.
www.upcominghorrormovies.com /movies/halloween9.php   (1186 words)

 Halloween (1978)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
John Carpenter's Halloween is quite frankly a horror masterpiece.
It tells the immortal story of escaped mental patient Michael Myers, who returns to his hometown on Halloween night to stalk and kill a group of babysitters.
Halloween marked the film debut of Jamie Lee Curtis and a defining point in the late great Donald Pleasance's career.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0077651   (354 words)

 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Just when you thought the Halloween series had (somewhat) recovered from the wretched fifth and sixth films, there it is again, in yet another by-the-numbers body countdown.
Halloween: Resurrection is so unswervingly loyal to the slasher movie formula that there's no "might" about it: immediately upon the introduction of a new character, we know precisely whether that character will live or not.
Only then, when someone is allowed to actually put up a defense, does the film dally with actual creativity and even a little suspense.
rinkworks.com /movies/m/halloween.resurrection.2002.shtml   (190 words)

 Halloween: The Sequels
In "Halloween," we were lead to believe that the reason Michael is killing was to reap revenge on the town that locked him up for 15 years.
The commercial ends with the announcer reminding all the kids to make sure they have their masks on and are in front of the TV for a special message on Halloween.
When the wearer watches the commercial on Halloween, the mystical power of the chip will release an energy blast that will result in the wearer's being severely mutilated.
www.houseofhorrors.com /halloweensequels.htm   (1123 words)

 The Weinstein Company :: Dimension Films to Make New 'Halloween' Film; Auteur Filmmaker Rob Zombie to Write and Direct
Zombie's vision of this film is an entirely new take on the legend and will satisfy fans of the classic "Halloween" legacy while beginning a new chapter in the Michael Myers saga.
The film is set for an October 2007 theatrical release.
The "Halloween" story began with the 1978 release of "John Carpenter's Halloween," executive produced by the late Moustapha Akkad, founder of Trancas International Films and became the highest grossing independent film of the time.
sev.prnewswire.com /film-motion-picture/20060604/NYSU03105062006-1.html   (1018 words)

Having caused a great stir in 1974 with Dark Star, his science fiction parody, which he followed up in 1976 with the clacustrohobic terror thriller Assault on precinct 13, John Carpenter's next film was aimed at high sakes.Halloween was the name of the film made in 1978 on the shoe-string budget of just 300,000 dollars......
Most of the original crew from the first Halloween film returned to aid in the production of the sequel to the smash hit.
Welcome back to Haddonfield, homicidal maniac Michael Myer's home town, where Halloween is never just another holiday.Escaping from a sanatorium, where he was kept after stabbing his sister to death, Michael returned years later to murder most of his family - leaving only his young niece Jamie alive......
www.angelfire.com /film/jc-halloween/siteindex.html   (460 words)

 Halloween 9 film movie trailer review at The Z Review
With this, there is the possibility that a new setting for the film could be created, to make it appeal more towards modern culture.
Filming will start soon in Canada [ did not give me a place ] they are aiming for a January release for this film." Again I stress this is a RUMOUR until it gets a confirmation.
The information that was given to me was that it would be a different kind of Halloween film.
www.thezreview.co.uk /comingsoon/h/halloween9.htm   (907 words)

 Amazon.com: Halloween II: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Music: John Carpenter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In fact the Halloween Theme sounds terrific when blasted from a set of stereo speakers, it's obvious that this new version was meant to sonically pummel a sizable theater audience instead of merely jangling its nerves.
Halloween II is a darker, more expressionistic film than the first while at the same time being more of a typical stalk-and-slash piece.
Halloween II is a case where the filmmakers had more money, more time, and more resources, and they didn't squander it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000153E?v=glance   (1332 words)

 THE COLD SPOT \ Movies \ Halloween: Resurrection
The first involves films one, two, four, five, and six, and the second counts films one, two, seven, and eight as canon.
Those few minutes possess the kind of tension one looks for in a horror film, but they are not representative of the film as a whole.
But it isn't the actors that are at fault here; the ineffectiveness of Halloween: Resurrection lies in its muddled script, which though it has an explanation for some of the horror clichés it uses, it still uses those clichés with gusto.
www.theflagship.net /coldspot/h/halloween8.html   (626 words)

 HFA NEWS ARCHIVE: Halloween: Secrets Revealed
However the film H20 made so many loose ends it is doubtfull that the film makers will tie these off.
The film will be shot in Salt Lake City, and set in Haddonfield, targeted for a Fall 2000 release..
HALLOWEEN H2K, distributed by Dimension Films, is targeted for a Fall, 2000 release.
www.fortunecity.com /lavendar/plan9/338/HP/news/films/h/halloween8.html   (2387 words)

At the Halloween 25th anniversary convention Moustapha Akkad had said to all the fans in the audience that Halloween 9 will be what the fans want...
The Reason Wade Wall announced that he has written the next Halloween film was to get people thinking he was the writer, thus hoping that Trancas films would choose his script.
The film was said to go into production a very long time ago, but due to major incidents like the split of Dimension films and the sad death of Halloween producer Moustapha Akkad, things kept getting put on hold and it seemed there was no hope left for Michael Myers.
www.halloweenseries.com /halloweenpage4   (2858 words)

 EXCLUSIVE: Official Release on \'Rob Zombie\'s \'Halloween\'!!! - BLOODY-DISGUSTING.COM
Because the shock-rocker turned director is in fact getting behind the camera for the next Halloween film, which is yet to be titled -- so until we get a title we'll dub it Rob Zombie's Halloween.
We've been informed via official press release that Zombie's vision of this film is an entirely new take on the legend and will satisfy fans of the classic "Halloween" legacy while beginning a new chapter in the Michael Myers saga.
His vision for this new 'Halloween' is spectacular and I am thrilled to be collaborating with him and to work closely with Malek Akkad to continue the legacy built by his father, the late Moustapha Akkad.
www.bloody-disgusting.com /news/6539   (1190 words)

 Halloween Resurrection Film Review - Time Out Film
John Carpenter's homicidal hominid Michael Myers has again survived apparent death, and has his sights on six college students participating in a reality TV webcast live from his childhood home.
Returning Halloween II director Rosenthal abandons the character development and slow-boiling tension that made 1998's H20 a guilty pleasure.
Here, in the eighth film of the series, dialogue merely fills the space between slashings.
www.timeout.com /film/71642.html   (129 words)

 Halloween Short Film Festival 2006 - britfilms.com
London’s premiere artrock club Artrocker will be back with us after a one year hiatus to collaborate on “short films make me want to rock out”, a multi-media event mixing the best in new live music from Ladyfuzz and Comanechi with specially commissioned visual and film pieces.
Plus, after their successful art and music club nights at Koko, Adventures in the Beetroot Field will be hosting screenings of low-budget short films alongside a 'strictly no dancing' bar event to celebrate new government entertainment licensing initiatives, with guest DJs and visuals.
Fellow supporters of short film Dazzle and Leapfrog Entertainment have their ears to the ground for new talent and will present exclusive specially curated programmes, include Dazzle’s Lipstick Cherry screening of music videos by women directors.
www.britfilms.com /newsandevents/halloweenshortfilmfestival2006   (567 words)

 Halloween: Season of the Witch Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Halloween films were meant to be a series of films which
It's different from the previous films but its good none the less.
Halloween 3 is a bad movie and I'll always be willing to defend it if I have to.
www.horror-fanatics.com /reviews/halloween3.html   (748 words)

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