History Film / Halloween1978

9th Feb '17 9:40:48 AM ThePest179
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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: Michael kills a couple of dogs over the course of the movie.



* CallBack: Later in the film, Dr Loomis scares away the three mean kids who had picked on Tommy earlier.

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* CallBack: Three kids tease Tommy about being scared of the Boogeyman. Later in the film, Dr Loomis scares away the three mean kids who had picked on Tommy earlier.kids, as they were about to enter Michael's house.



* KickTheSonOfABitch: Myers gives one of Tommy Doyle's bullies a good scare after said bully taunts Tommy about the boogeyman.



* PetTheDog: Myers gives one of Tommy Doyle's bullies a good scare after said bully taunts Tommy about the boogeyman.



* StonersAreFunny: Annie has a few amusing moments.

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* StonersAreFunny: Annie has a few amusing moments.moments while high on marijuana.
26th Jan '17 7:56:12 PM Mdumas43073
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** The opening scene is inspired by the similar [[TheOner single-take opening]] from ''Film/TouchofEvil''.

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** The opening scene is inspired by the similar [[TheOner single-take opening]] from ''Film/TouchofEvil''.''Film/TouchOfEvil''.
26th Jan '17 7:54:30 PM Mdumas43073
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* AllHallowsEve: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Duh]].

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* AllHallowsEve: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Duh]].Well, ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin duh]]''.
7th Dec '16 4:11:19 PM LarryMullen
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Sweden, the film became ''All Saints' Bloody Night''.
21st Nov '16 10:53:12 PM Mdumas43073
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* YouCantFightFate: Lampshaded early on in a lecture by Laurie's English teacher.
13th Nov '16 1:16:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalHeroism: The 1979 novelization portrays Michael Myers in a more tragic light.


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5th Nov '16 5:10:24 PM drbreakfast
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* FailedASpotCheck: Loomis hangs around the Myers house for ''hours'' before noticing that the car Michael stole from the asylum is parked a little ways down the street in plain sight.
31st Oct '16 11:40:12 AM karategal
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie was filmed in California, as opposed to Illinois. In several documentaries, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis and Creator/JohnCarpenter point out the various palm trees that can be spotted in the background.
30th Oct '16 11:25:36 PM DrOO7
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* SpiritualSuccessor: In many ways, the first film is this to ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. One of the two main characters is played by [[Creator/JamieLeeCurtis Janet "Marion Crane" Leigh's daughter]], and the other [[NamesTheSame has the same name as Marion's lover]]. Many of the stylistic choices are also clearly influenced by [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]], like a repetitive {{Leitmotif}} used for a butcher knife-wielding bad guy; the camera work in Michael's first kill, where we never see knife penetrate flesh, and the cuts between the neighbors house and the approaching Laurie echoes the scene where Lila walks towards the Bates home.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: In many ways, the first film is this to ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. One of the two main characters is played by [[Creator/JamieLeeCurtis Janet "Marion Crane" Leigh's daughter]], and the other [[NamesTheSame has the same name as Marion's lover]]. Many of the stylistic choices are also clearly influenced by [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]], like a repetitive {{Leitmotif}} used for a butcher knife-wielding bad guy; the camera work in Michael's first kill, where we never see knife penetrate flesh, and the cuts between the neighbors Wallace house and the approaching Laurie echoes the scene where Lila walks towards the Bates home.
17th Oct '16 11:12:14 PM DrOO7
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* HandOrObjectUnderwear: Judith reflexively covers her breasts when she spots little Michael in her bedroom, then keep them there in a vain effort to defend herself from his attack.


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** He also lurks in a similar way while she chats on the phone with her boyfriend.


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* SexyDiscretionShot: Judith and her boyfriend make out on the couch, then head upstairs. From Michael's point of view, we see the lights in her room go out, telling us that they're having sex.


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* SpeedSex: Only a few minutes pass between when Judith and her boyfriend head upstairs to when we see him leaving.
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