Halloween ★★★★★

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Closing out this year's Schlocktober screenings with John Carpenter's original classic Halloween. I almost always do this and every time I try to diverge, those classic Carpenter notes haul me back and I can't resist. I think it's the combination of it being set during halloween and the fact that it's a masterclass in filmmaking, with a filmmaker in their prime, that keeps me coming back time and time again.

A new Halloween apparently is in the works with Carpenter producing(?) and apparently scoring. But with no script or director attached, could Carpenter perhaps return to the directors chair? Probably not but if Craven can do a great reinvention with a New Nightmare, maybe Carpenter could roll the dice and give us one more scare...

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