History NightmareFuel / Halloween1978

10th Jan '18 12:12:41 AM bt8257
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-->''"I met him, 15 years ago; [[TheSoulless I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong.]] I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and [[BlackEyesOfEvil the blackest eyes... the Devil's eyes.]] I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply...'' '''''evil.'''''"

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-->''"I --> ''"I met him, 15 years ago; [[TheSoulless I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and understanding in even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong.]] I met this this... six-year-old child, child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and and... [[BlackEyesOfEvil the blackest eyes... eyes - the Devil's eyes.]] I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply...'' '''''evil.'''''" '''evil.'''"''
15th Nov '17 9:13:40 PM Multiplesarcasms31
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** Even more disturbing, this scene was based off a real event, involving a young woman named Kitty Genovese, who was attacked and murdered in an apartment complex. Over 35 people heard or saw her being attacked but did nothing to help her.
* Michael wearing the bedsheet. The image Michael appearing in the doorway is bad enough. Then you factor in that he just killed Bob and put his glasses on the ghost in order to trick Lynda so he can kill her without her even realizing a killer is in the room. Probably the first genuinely frightening example of a BedsheetGhost.

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** Even more disturbing, this scene was based off inspired by a real event, event involving a young woman named Kitty Genovese, Genovese who was attacked and murdered in an apartment complex. Over 35 30 people heard or saw her pleas for help as she was being attacked but did nothing to help her.nothing.
* Michael wearing the bedsheet.bed sheet. The image Michael appearing in the doorway is bad enough. Then you factor in that he just killed Bob and put his glasses on the ghost in order to trick Lynda so he can kill her without her even realizing a killer is in the room. Probably the first genuinely frightening example of a BedsheetGhost.
15th Nov '17 5:53:43 PM Multiplesarcasms31
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** Even more disturbing, this scene was based off a real event, involving a young woman named Kitty Genovese, who was attacked and murdered in an apartment complex. Over 35 people heard or saw her being attacked but did nothing to help her.
24th Oct '17 8:14:08 PM DrOO7
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* The scene just before the credits was specially unnerving. After Loomis shoots Myers over the balcony and we see his lifeless body resting below, he takes a second look and [[OffscreenTeleportation he's gone]]. [[NothingIsScarier The final scene of the film is nothing but a montage of all the moonlit houses in the neighborhood, with Michael's breathing heard over the main theme, practically stating that he could be anywhere.]]

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* The scene just before the credits was specially unnerving. After Loomis shoots Myers over the balcony and we see his lifeless body resting below, he takes a second look and [[OffscreenTeleportation he's gone]]. [[NothingIsScarier The final scene of the film is nothing but a montage of all the moonlit houses in places Michael has hidden throughout the neighborhood, movie, with Michael's breathing heard over the main theme, practically stating that he could be anywhere.]]
18th Oct '17 11:01:02 PM PeaceAndLove
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** The look of resignation and completely unhappy acknowledgement that he was ''right'' at the end of the film; his speeches to the police chief aren't hyperbole, he was totally ''right'', and now the monster he's tried his best to keep locked up is now loose,

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** The look of resignation and completely unhappy acknowledgement that he was ''right'' at the end of the film; his speeches to the police chief aren't hyperbole, he was totally ''right'', and now the monster he's tried his best to keep locked up is now loose,loose.
16th Oct '17 4:42:16 PM Peridonyx
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-->'''Dr. Loomis''': He's gone, he's gone from here! The evil is gone!----

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-->'''Dr. Loomis''': He's gone, he's gone from here! The evil is gone!----gone!----
* Rare heroic example: Laurie [[spoiler:stabbing Michael in the [[EyeScream eye]] with a coat-hanger hook]] during the finale. It can certainly make a viewer wince, especially if they themselves have ever had a similar injury.
1st Sep '17 9:18:22 PM oyashiro
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** When six-year-old Micheal is unmasked, he has this sort of confused look on his face, like even ''he'' doesn't know why he did what he did.

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** *** When six-year-old Micheal is unmasked, he has this sort of confused look on his face, like even ''he'' doesn't know why he did what he did.
1st Sep '17 9:17:55 PM oyashiro
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** When six-year-old Micheal is unmasked, he has this sort of confused look on his face, like even ''he'' doesn't know why he did what he did.
30th Dec '16 9:08:51 PM bt8257
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-->''"I met him, 15 years ago; [[TheSoulless I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong.]] I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes... the Devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply...'' '''''evil.'''''"

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-->''"I met him, 15 years ago; [[TheSoulless I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong.]] I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and [[BlackEyesOfEvil the blackest eyes... the Devil's eyes. ]] I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply...'' '''''evil.'''''"
14th Dec '16 11:46:02 AM RoyFlowers
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* Something similar occurs right after this. Michael starts violently strangling Lynda as she tries to call Laurie. Laurie listens to Lynda crying out in pain, and initially assumes her friends are playing a joke on her before becoming genuinely worried. Once Lynda's dead, Michael picks up the phone and just listens to Laurie as she starts to panic.



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----* Every murder in the movie is filmed in a particularly unnerving way. Whether it's the disturbing POV sequence as young Michael stalks and stabs his own sister to death, the incredibly creepy manner in which he kills Annie and Lynda, or the way he easily overpowers Bob, lifts him off the ground and impales him into the wall.
* Michael's escape after the film's opening is a brief scene, but no less nightmarish. The mental patients wandering aimlessly outside in the dark, looking eerily like ghosts. Loomis immediately realizing something is wrong and exiting the vehicle to find out what's happening, only for Michael to leap on top of the car and attack Marion when she rolls down the window, causing her to spin her car out of control. The way Michael smashes the car window with his bare hand. And it's pitch black and raining hard during all of this.
-->'''Dr. Loomis''': He's gone, he's gone from here! The evil is gone!----
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