Scariest Scene in Halloween

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror. In this edition: John Carpenter employs Hitchcock-levels of suspense to maximize dread in Halloween.)

“You know, it’s Halloween. I guess everyone’s entitled to one good scare, huh?” Sheriff Brackett asks Laurie Strode mere seconds after startling her on her walk home from school. It’s meant as a playful line of dialogue, but it happens to succinctly sum up how a lot of us feel about the holiday. We’re all searching for that one good scare every Halloween. With John Carpenter’s seminal Halloween, the ambitious director wasn’t content to deliver just one good scare. He delivered many. 

The truth is that this 1978 slasher classic offers up numerous iconic scenes the elicit chills. Anyone of them makes for strong candidates in a column that celebrates the scariest scenes in horror. Yet, it’s the film’s first major death that packs the biggest punch. It’s a scene that wears its Alfred Hitchcock influence on its sleeves and coils the tension tighter until it explodes in violence. 

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halloween kills first look

Jamie Lee Curtis just delivered a Halloween treat by sharing a Halloween Kills first look behind-the-scenes video from the upcoming sequel. It’s a quick, fun glimpse of what awaits us next year when the first of two back-to-back sequels continue, and then conclude, the story of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. Watch the Halloween Kills first look below.

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Michael Myers House

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, meet the man who chose to create and live in a replica of Michael Myers‘ childhood home from the original Halloween. Plus, run through over five dozen horror references you’ll find in the first movie in the Scream franchise, and get some last minute Halloween costume ideas from classic Saturday Night Live Weekend Update segments with Adam Sandler. Read More »

Hero Complex Gallery NYCC 2019 Artwork

New York Comic-Con 2019 has come to a close, but if you weren’t able to make it to the Big Apple for the pop culture convention, you can still get your hands on some of the outstanding artwork that debuted there. This year’s collection from Hero Complex Gallery included pieces paying tribute to The Lost Boys, Seinfeld, Starship Troopers, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hellraiser, Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Ghostbusters, and more.

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halloween kills image

Halloween Kills, the sequel to 2018’s Halloween, has started production, and we’re already starting to get bits and pieces of material from the David Gordon Green-directed film. Jamie Lee Curtis, who is back as Laurie Strode, took a pic of herself back in character on her first day of shooting. And that’s not all: we now know that the sequel will be returning to a very familiar location from the original Halloween series. See the first Halloween Kills image, and learn more, below.

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halloween kills cast nancy stephens

Halloween Kills is shaping up to be quiet the reunion. Several characters from John Carpenter’s original Halloween have been announced to return for the upcoming sequel, and now here comes another: Nancy Stephens as Nurse Marion Chambers. Stephens played the character in Carpenter’s 1978 film, Halloween II in 1981, and again in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later in 1998. Now she’ll step back into the part for David Gordon Green‘s sequel to his 2018 Halloween.

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Rob Zombie Halloween Movies

Rob Zombie‘s Halloween movies have their defenders, but I’m not one of them. And it sounds like Zombie disliked making the movies just as much as I disliked watching them. The filmmaker and Dragula enthusiast recently opened-up about the “miserable experience” of making his two Halloween movies. Zombie also revealed that he made a behind-the-scenes documentary highlighting the problems involved with Halloween, but it’s unlikely to ever see the light of day.

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new halloween sequels

What will happen in the upcoming new Halloween sequels, Halloween Kills, and Halloween Ends? We know that Jamie Lee Curtis is coming back, and we also know from casting news that several other characters from John Carpenter’s original are back as well. Now, Curtis is offering the tiniest bit of insight into what we can expect when Michael Myers returns yet again.

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Halloween Expanded Soundtrack Vinyl

Last year, director/writer David Gordon Green and co-writers Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley delivered the best Halloween sequel yet with a movie that retconned every single sequel to the original movie in order to pick up the story 40 years later. Jamie Lee Curtis returned, as did Michael Myers actor (and now filmmaker) Nick Castle to bring back John Carpenter‘s terrifying slasher in a thrilling new way.

But one of the most integral parts of this successful franchise revival was the Halloween soundtrack with music composed by John Carpenter, as well as his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies. Now you can pick up a new vinyl edition of the Halloween soundtrack that comes in limited edition lenticular packaging and comes with 28 more minutes of music. Check out the new Halloween expanded soundtrack vinyl release below. Read More »

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halloween kills cast lindsey wallace

Another child traumatized by Michael Myers on Halloween night in 1978 is returning for Halloween Kills. The character of Lindsey Wallace was one of the two kids Jamie Lee Curtis‘s Laurie Strode ended up babysitting in the first film, and a new bit of Halloween Kills casting reveals Lindsey will return for the new sequel. On top of that, Kyle Richards – who played Lindsey back in 1978 – will reprise the role.

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