Written July 29, 2015
This movie is obviously a CLASSIC, but one would never have known by the EMBARRASSING POOR TURNOUT at the Murfreesboro Tennessee Wynnsong 16 theatre. There was no mention on the marqee outside, not one poster even inside or a stand up for it or anything. This theatre did NOTHING to promote the movie, and that's why there were only about 10 people there. We planned ahead ONLY because we got the email about it. This theatre was DEAD literally. It was a Tuesday night and there could have been hundreds of people there, but there were not. I cannot express how disappointed I am in this theatre. This movie is a cult classic and should have been treated as such. Could have made a TON of money last night, but you dropped the ball! And, I'd like to add that the quality of the movie suffered because I think they actually just played a DVD of the movie. It was not on film. Shameful!! I will drive miles out of my way to go into Nashville for movies from now on!
Written March 03, 2015
It was a thrill and a mark off the old bucket list to see this on the big screen ( I was only 7 when it first came out). I'm not sure this film gets the accolades it deserves through taking what Psycho started to the next level. I finally saw it on the big screen with an audience of only 9. What a shame. Personally, I think John Carpenter tapped into our basic fears of the Bogeyman and made us feel afraid of the dark and what was behind the closet door. He did it the old fashion way... still camera without quick cuts, an effective score, tension rather than gore, and a relentless menace. There are many that came after it. But VERY few that ever achieved its aptitude.
Written August 04, 2015
What a treat to be able to see this in the theater for the first time ever! Keep these classics coming!
Written September 03, 2015
I was 8 when the movie came out and when I saw it for the first time in theaters. It was such a great experience seeing it again on the big screen! It brought back so many memories, this movie is why I love horror flicks to this day. If you are wondering if you should go, GO! The sound and picture quality was perfect at my theater. The only negative I can say is I did not expect nor like the documentary in the beginning. It should be put at the end for those that want to stay to see it, having it in the beginning where it showed most of the great scary parts sort of diminished the movie's effect. I've waited 35 years for this and just wasn't excited having to watch the documentary first. Re-releasing this iconic movie was the perfect thing to do for it's 35th anniversary!
Written October 25, 2013
Often imitated, never duplicated. Halloween is an original in its own right. No, it is not the original slasher film; Psycho had come out a generation before. Nor was it the original stalker film. Texas Chainsaw Massacre came out 4 years before. However, it was the catalyst to the slasher era that carried into the 80's and 90's, and the word Halloween became synonymous to movie horror. Taking place in a middle American town, Haddonfield Illinois, a group of babysitters is stalked by the boogeyman, Michael Myers. In fact, that simple premise was how now legendary director, John Carpenter, pitched the film to the executive producer, the late Moustapha Akkad. The killer, Michael Myers, an unyielding force of death incarnate, became an icon of the horror genre. The legendary Donald Pleasence gave one of his most memorable performances as Myers' doctor, Dr. Sam Loomis. Jamie Lee Curtis launched her impressive career as the vulnerable Laurie Strode. Go see Halloween - The night HE came home!