History NightmareFuel / Halloween1978

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!----
4th Nov '16 4:00:07 PM bt8257
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* Myers himself qualifies. A man who kills for the sake of killing, not to mention the eerily expressionless mask he wears. How Dr. Loomis describes him doesn't help.

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* Myers himself qualifies. A man who kills for the sake of killing, not to mention the eerily expressionless mask he wears. How Dr. Loomis describes him doesn't help. At all.
25th Oct '16 11:11:43 AM SithPanda16
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[[caption-width-right:350:He will always be hunting you]]
5th Jul '16 9:56:58 AM MrStath2015
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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,
19th Jun '16 12:55:48 AM bt8257
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** WordOfGod makes it even scarier. [[spoiler:It's not Michael walking into the light, it's simulating your eyes adjusting to darkness. Michael was standing there '''''the whole time''''', he just wasn't visible in the dark.]]

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** WordOfGod makes it even scarier. [[spoiler:It's not Michael walking into the light, it's simulating your eyes adjusting to darkness. Michael He was standing there '''''the whole time''''', he just wasn't visible in the dark.time'''''.]]



* Myers himself qualifies. A man who kills for the sake of killing, not to mention the eerily expressionless mask he wears. How Dr. Loomis describes him doesn't help:

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* Myers himself qualifies. A man who kills for the sake of killing, not to mention the eerily expressionless mask he wears. How Dr. Loomis describes him doesn't help:help.



** Fun Fact: Michael Myers was inspired by a thirteen year old boy John Carpenter saw in a mental institute he went to on a school trip.

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** Fun Fact: Michael Myers was inspired by a thirteen year old 13-year-old boy John Carpenter saw in a mental institute he went to on a school trip.



** But remember, it was Halloween. In the {{Novelization}} it's made very obvious that her screams for help are seen as just another Halloween prank.
* Michael wearing the bedsheet. The image Michael appearing in the doorway is bad enough. Then you factor in that he just killed a guy and put his glasses on the ghost in order to trick his girlfriend 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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** But remember, it was Halloween. In the {{Novelization}} {{novelization}} it's made very obvious that her screams for help are seen as just another Halloween prank.
* Michael wearing the bedsheet. The image Michael appearing in the doorway is bad enough. Then you factor in that he just killed a guy Bob and put his glasses on the ghost in order to trick his girlfriend 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.
2nd Mar '16 1:58:49 AM bt8257
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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 now.]]

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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 now.anywhere.]]



--> '''Dr Loomis''': As a matter of fact... it was...

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--> '''Dr '''Dr. Loomis''': As a matter of fact... it was...was.



* The way Michael is integrated into so many shots. There's one scene where Annie is in the kitchen talking on the phone. Directly behind her is a pair of glass doors leading outside. For a brief moment Michael can be seen standing there watching her through the glass.

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* The way Michael is integrated into so many shots. There's one scene where Annie is in the kitchen talking on the phone. Directly behind her is a pair of glass doors leading outside. For a brief moment Michael can be briefly seen standing there watching her through the glass.



--> '''Mr Myers''': ...Michael?

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--> '''Mr '''Mr. Myers''': ...Michael?
2nd Mar '16 1:40:54 AM bt8257
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-->''"I met him fifteen 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 fifteen 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.'''''"



--> '''Mr Myers''': ...Michael?

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--> '''Mr Myers''': ...Michael?Michael?
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2nd Mar '16 1:38:47 AM bt8257
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-->''"I met him fifteen 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.'''''"
** The fact that he's got no reason to kill. While serial killers generally have [[FreudianExcuse something]] motivating their kills, Myers has been messed up since childhood. He doesn't even kill ForTheEvulz. By all rights, he should be a GenericDoomsdayVillain (and he kind of is). Instead, it's extremely unsettling and pure nightmare fuel.

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-->''"I met him fifteen years ago; [[TheSoulless I was told there was nothing left: left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding, 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.'''''"
** The fact that he's got no reason to kill. While serial killers generally have [[FreudianExcuse something]] motivating their kills, murders, Myers has been messed up since childhood. He doesn't even kill ForTheEvulz. By all rights, he should be a GenericDoomsdayVillain (and he kind of is). Instead, it's extremely unsettling and pure nightmare fuel.
13th Oct '15 9:27:19 PM jedidarrick
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* The scene when Laurie [[spoiler:finds the bodies of all of her friends throughout the house. And then you see Myers slowly materialize ''right behind'' Laurie in the closet...]].

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* The scene when Laurie [[spoiler:finds the bodies of all of her friends throughout the house. And then you see Myers slowly materialize ''right behind'' Laurie in the closet...]].]]



* The shot after Michael had killed Bob. Michael just looks at the corpse and studies it, tilting his head to one side. What is [[FridgeHorror going through Michael's head?]].

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* The shot after Michael had killed Bob. Michael just looks at the corpse and studies it, tilting his head to one side. What is [[FridgeHorror going through Michael's head?]].head?]]



** [[spoiler: That is really sold by the score, which is nightmare fuel in itself in some ways. Just how perfectly timed the '''dun - dun-dun!''' fits the action is stunning, but then that ''is'' a Carpenter trademark]].

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** [[spoiler: That is really sold by the score, which is nightmare fuel in itself in some ways. Just how perfectly timed the '''dun - dun-dun!''' fits the action is stunning, but then that ''is'' a Carpenter trademark]].trademark.]]
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