Thursday, October 31, 2019

102: Halloween (1978) & Halloween (2018) - He's Just THERE

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In this episode:

  • Halloween is one of those rare examples where the first real demonstrable example of a genre also codifies it.
  • Halloween and John Carpenter have the audacity to just have Michael Myers just standing there in the middle of the day.
  • The parallels this film draws between Laurie and Michael are really intriguing.
  • The new Halloween strikes an interesting balance, as one can’t just pretend that 40 years of movies don’t exist.
  • This is the Song Exploder episode that Ian is talking about.
  • We have a pretty lean season for horror this year.*
  • This flick has a lot of complicated, complex thoughts on the notion of legacy.
  • Halloween 2k18 strikes a nice balance in paying homage to the original without clinging to it too tightly.
  • The interplay and complexities of the generational relationships in this flick are pretty interesting to examine.
  • We have a brief discussion about what we’re hoping for out of these sequels.
  • The sense of normalcy and realism is key to what makes the Halloween films work.
  • Managed to get this one out on Halloween! Just in time for everyone to be out at Halloween parties and not have any time to listen to it, natch.
  • *Somehow The Lighthouse was not on either of our radars when we had this discussion.
  • Intro: "Full Moon Fever" - Ramshki Alley | STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES |
  • Outro: "This is My Design" - Ian Doherty | Bandcamp |

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