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Throwback Thursday: ‘Halloween’ (1978)

Published on November 2nd, 2017 | Updated on November 21st, 2017 | By FanFest

We sure do love scaring ourselves and no better time to do that than on Halloween! Since we celebrated the spooky day this past Tuesday, for this week’s Throwback Thursday, we selected the movie that does creepy best, Halloween.

The movie was released in 1978 and directed by John Carpenter. It starred Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis and spawned seven subsequent films. The story centers around Michael Myers who at a young age killed his older sister Judith (Sandy Johnson) on Halloween night. He was sent to a sanitarium and 15 years later he escaped to return to his hometown and began stalking a teenager, Laurie Strode played by Curtis. Michael’s psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis played by Pleasence attempts to capture him knowing that Michael’s urge to kill can’t be stopped.

There’s plenty of screams and creepy dark corners throughout the film to keep you on your toes. The character of Michael Myers has become a staple part of Halloween, so much so, that they are currently filming the ninth installment of the franchise. Check out the recent Instagram post by Curtis, “SOME WOUNDS NEVER HEAL Michael and I will see you all next Halloween 10/19/18.”

We can’t wait to find out what they have in store for next year’s Halloween season!

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