Friday, September 26, 2008
This October marks the 30th anniversary of John Carpenter's incredibly influential Halloween, and I couldn't let the celebration go by without something special, so starting next week at Moon in the Gutter I will be offering up some sporadic visual and written tributes to the film which will stretch throughout my favorite month of the year. Throughout October you'll learn about:
My special regional connection to the film and why it still means so much to me all these years later.
My nostalgic feelings for the very flawed Halloween 2 and especially the television version of it.
Why I think Laurie Strode is one for the key female characters in all of modern American cinema.
How the seventies couldn't have happened without P.J. Soles.
My hatred for Parts 4, 5 and 6 and my admiration for H2O.
Plus the usual number of screenshots, wallpapers, some Halloween related polls, and perhaps some surprises as well. I realize Halloween has been covered to death but I will try to bring a personal touch to a film that has haunted my memories for most of my life.
The usual posts will continue here as well (and also at Fascination and Nostalgia Kinky) but I hope everyone will get a kick out of my upcoming special tribute to one of the greatest of all American films.