History Film / Halloween1978

18th Aug '17 6:37:48 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NiceMeanAndInBetween: The three girls again. Laurie is the Nice, responsible bookworm. Annie is the Mean, rebellious brat. Lynda is the In-Between - still rebellious but considerably nicer than Annie.

to:

* NiceMeanAndInBetween: [[NiceMeanAndInBetween Nice, Mean, and In-Between]]: The three girls again. Laurie is the Nice, responsible bookworm. Annie is the Mean, rebellious brat. Lynda is the In-Between - still rebellious but considerably nicer than Annie.
18th Aug '17 6:31:53 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Back in Haddonfield, high school student Laurie Strode (Creator/JamieLeeCurtis) has a job as a babysitter for Halloween. As the night of the masks draws nearer, she keeps seeing an eerie masked figure stalking her. While Laurie and her friends believe a schoolmate has played a Halloween trick on her, Laurie has no idea of the danger waiting for Haddonfield...

to:

Back in Haddonfield, high school student Laurie Strode (Creator/JamieLeeCurtis) has takes a job as a babysitter for Halloween. As the night of the masks draws nearer, she keeps seeing an eerie masked figure stalking her. While Laurie and her friends believe a schoolmate has played a Halloween trick on her, Laurie has no idea of the danger waiting for Haddonfield...
20th Jul '17 10:36:27 AM ClintEastwood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheBechdelTest: In the first scene with all the girls, they talk about schoolwork and their plans for the evening. Debra Hill apparently wrote the dialogue between the friends.



* {{Recut}}: During the filming of the sequel, Creator/JohnCarpenter shot more scenes for the ABC broadcast of the film to help it pad out the allotted time. While largely just character exposition, one scene ([[spoiler:a visit to Michael's asylum room where the word "sister" is carved in the door]]) serves to help validate the twist of the second movie.

to:

* {{Recut}}: During RealLifeWritesThePlot: The original script had the filming of murders take place over several days. Due to the sequel, Creator/JohnCarpenter shot more scenes for low budget, filmmakers minimized the ABC amount of set and costume changes and had the story happen only on one night. This also wrote the title, as they decided to place the plot on Halloween night.
* ReCut: The 1981 NBC
broadcast featured a new cut of the film movie with less violence, and 12 minutes of additional scenes shot during production of [[Film/HalloweenII1981 first sequel]] with mostly the same crew, and Pleasence, Curtis, Soles, and Kyes reprising their roles. They were all toward the beginning of the film, and mostly just exist to help it pad out the allotted time. While largely just character exposition, one scene ([[spoiler:a visit runtime, and to Michael's asylum room where tie the word "sister" is carved story more directly into the sequel. This cut was used for almost all TV broadcasts until the late 90s, when the film was first remastered. Around that time, an "extended cut" was also released to VHS and DVD that was basically the original theatrical cut with the additional scenes included. These scenes were also included as a separate bonus feature on the 2013 Blu-ray, but, due to fan demand, the full "extended cut" was included in the door]]) serves to help validate deluxe boxset in HD as a bonus feature (with the twist of added scenes in SD). Fan reaction to these scenes is mixed. They're generally accepted as canon, but some (including Carpenter himself) think they hurt the second movie.movie's pace, and establish too much backstory. There are also fans that can't watch this movie without them. Since they set up the future sequels, they work better when this film is viewed more as the first entry in the franchise instead of a standalone feature.
9th Jul '17 11:41:23 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CerebusCallBack: Laurie gets scared early in the film by an ominous phone call - that turns out to be Annie. She later [[spoiler: overhears Lynda being strangled over the phone, and assumes it's Annie playing another prank]].

to:

* CerebusCallBack: Laurie gets scared early in the film by an ominous ominous-sounding phone call - that call... which turns out to be Annie. She later [[spoiler: overhears Lynda being strangled over the phone, and assumes it's Annie playing another prank]].
9th Jul '17 11:38:44 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BrakeAngrily: While walking home from school, the girls are stalked by Michael driving Loomis's car. At one point he speeds past them, prompting Annie to call out, "Hey, jerk! Speed kills!". He slams the brakes, then drives away after a suspenseful {{beat}}.

to:

* BrakeAngrily: While walking home from school, Michael speeds past the girls are stalked by Michael while driving Loomis's car. At one point he speeds past them, car, prompting Annie to call out, "Hey, jerk! Speed kills!". He slams the brakes, then drives away after a suspenseful {{beat}}.
9th Jul '17 11:37:09 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BrakeAngrily: While stalking Laurie and her friends throughout the day, Michael does this after being told "Speed kills!" by Annie. He drives away after a suspenseful {{beat}}.

to:

* BrakeAngrily: While stalking Laurie and her friends throughout walking home from school, the day, girls are stalked by Michael does this after being told "Speed kills!" by Annie. driving Loomis's car. At one point he speeds past them, prompting Annie to call out, "Hey, jerk! Speed kills!". He slams the brakes, then drives away after a suspenseful {{beat}}.
14th Jun '17 10:38:54 AM Kasumiwumi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->''"Black cats and goblins and broomsticks and ghosts.\\
Covens of witches with all of their hosts.\\
You may think they scare me, you're probably right.\\
Black cats and goblins on Halloween night. Trick or treat!"''
-->-- '''A chant from a group of children'''
6th Jun '17 1:17:47 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheEndOrIsIt: Michael Myers is shot repeatedly and then falls out of a window. But when Loomis goes to look, [[NeverFoundTheBody the body is gone]]. Turns out he really was the Boogeyman. And the parade of sequels begin...

to:

* TheEndOrIsIt: Michael Myers is shot repeatedly at point-blank range and then falls out of from a window.second-story balcony. But when Loomis goes to look, [[NeverFoundTheBody the body is gone]]. Turns out he really was the Boogeyman. And the parade of sequels begin...
6th Jun '17 1:13:41 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EvilDetectingDog: Lester, the Wallaces' German shepherd, barks at Michael hiding behind the bushes... until [[spoiler:Michael strangles him.]]

to:

* EvilDetectingDog: Lester, the Wallaces' German shepherd, barks at Michael hiding behind the bushes... until [[spoiler:Michael strangles him.]]him]].
6th Jun '17 1:13:15 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EvilDetectingDog: Lester the family dog barks at Michael hiding behind the bushes.

to:

* EvilDetectingDog: Lester Lester, the family dog Wallaces' German shepherd, barks at Michael hiding behind the bushes.bushes... until [[spoiler:Michael strangles him.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 217. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.Halloween1978