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Shocktober: Halloween

Hello, Creepypasta Wiki community, and welcome back to Shocktober. Today's installment is something large, a household title, and one with a theme everyone knows. Of course, we're talking about Halloween.


Released in 1978, Halloween was created with a budget around 300,000$ USD, and made 70 Million in the box office. I don't need to tell you, that it is an amazing success, and it hit the October scene hard.

Released on October 25th, it had the advantage of timing on it's side. In fact, this film was selected for the United States National Film Registry, for being "culturally significant".

The plot focuses on, well, Halloween night. Laurie Strode has reported to her friends that she is being stalked. Unbeknownst to her, it is her relative Michael Myers, whom intends to slaughter the rest of his bloodline. The slasher funfest begins, with the citizens of Haddonfield being the fodder. Blue jump suit, white mask (Captain Kirk mask, which was actually purchased for under 2$) and an every day kitchen knife.

The film was instantly met with massive success, and as Tommy Lee Wallace joked, "children would be checking their closet for William Shatner".

Directed by John Carpenter (The Thing, Christine), his directing excellence really does show, here. Some of the camera angles and rooms are left intentionally dark to feed the suspense, and everyone remembers the closet scene all too well.

Debra Hill produced the film, whom also worked with John Carpenter is co-writing and producing four of his other films, The Thing being one of them. In all, the cast in creating, and acting in this film, did a great job.

An outstanding piece of late 70's cinema, it helped start what most of us adore- the slasher genre of horror.

Nothing can get you more hyped for Halloween, than Halloween.

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