History YMMV / Halloween1978

17th Feb '18 7:57:56 PM johnnycade7
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* Tearjerker: Always in small doses, but there are two obvious moments:

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* Tearjerker: TearJerker: Always in small doses, but there are two obvious moments:
17th Feb '18 7:56:36 PM johnnycade7
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** Laurie has finally killed Micheal [[spoiler:(as far as she knows)]]. She doesn't run or keeping stabbing, she just sits against the doorframe and cries.

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** Laurie has finally killed Micheal [[spoiler:(as far as she knows)]]. She doesn't run or keeping stabbing, she just sits against the doorframe and cries.silently cries, wiping tears with a finger.
17th Feb '18 7:55:01 PM johnnycade7
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* Tearjerker: Always in small doses, but there are two obvious moments:
** When the bullies push Tommy, making him smash his pumpkin.
** Laurie has finally killed Micheal [[spoiler:(as far as she knows)]]. She doesn't run or keeping stabbing, she just sits against the doorframe and cries.
18th Oct '17 6:32:09 PM Multiplesarcasms31
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--> '''Laurie:''' ''The keys?'' '''''THE KEEEEYS?!'''''

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--> '''Laurie:''' ''The ''My keys?'' '''''THE '''''OH MY KEEEEYS?!'''''
16th Oct '17 9:56:04 PM CrowTR0bot
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* HilariousInHindsight: In one scene, Laurie and the boy she's babysitting are seen watching Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld, four years later, John Carpenter would direct its [[Film/TheThing1982 pseudo-remake]].
11th Oct '17 10:22:37 AM VisitorAlex
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Bob has this joke when he and Lynda are about to go into the Wallace house.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: CrossesTheLineTwice:
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Bob has this joke when he and Lynda are about to go into the Wallace house.



* MoralEventHorizon: Myers killing his sister at the age of six.



* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Guess who. Everyone in the film hates/fears him, [[SerialKiller for obvious reasons]], but he is incredibly popular in the fandom.
2nd May '17 10:30:59 PM CommanderAce
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* AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq4GdBfLjsg The main theme]] is considered one of the most bone-chilling pieces ever put on screen. What makes it all the more awesome is that John Carpenter, who did the music for the film, has stated that he cannot read or write sheet music, and plays entirely by ear. "Fortunately, I've got a pretty good ear."

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* AwesomeMusic: AwesomeMusic:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq4GdBfLjsg The main theme]] is considered one of the most bone-chilling pieces ever put on screen. What makes it all the more awesome is that John Carpenter, who did the music for the film, has stated that he cannot read or write sheet music, and plays entirely by ear. "Fortunately, I've got a pretty good ear.""
** The intense and equally creepy The Shape Stalks, which plays during the climax, has also become iconic to the series to the point it is Michael's unofficial theme within the films.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Even though Michael Myers came first, in the later sequels, he ends up seeming like a rip-off of [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]]. Also since all the cliches ''Halloween'' created (or in some cases popularized) have now become cliches they are no longer frightening.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Even though Michael Myers came first, in the later sequels, he ends up seeming like a rip-off of [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]]. Also since all the cliches ''Halloween'' created (or in some cases popularized) have now become cliches they are no longer frightening.frightening or even brilliant to younger viewers.



* ToughActToFollow: Subverted with Creator/JohnCarpenter. Most of his films released afterward (''Film/TheThing1982'', ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' among them) were not critical or commercial successes but have had second life on home video and cable going on to become classics and VindicatedByHistory. ''Film/TheThing1982'' in particular is now considered a heavy contender for his best film.

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* ToughActToFollow: Subverted with Creator/JohnCarpenter. Most of his films released afterward (''Film/TheThing1982'', ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' among them) were not critical or commercial successes but have had second life on home video and cable going on to become classics and VindicatedByHistory. ''Film/TheThing1982'' in particular is now considered a heavy contender for his best film.film alongside ''Halloween''.
21st Mar '17 8:25:41 AM PeaceAndLove
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* MemeticBadass: Jamie Lee Curtis, thanks to playing the archetypal FinalGirl - and ''{{Film/Scream1996}}'' naming her the "scream queen".

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* MemeticBadass: Jamie Lee Curtis, thanks to playing the archetypal FinalGirl - and ''{{Film/Scream1996}}'' ''Film/Scream1996'' naming her the "scream queen".
27th Feb '17 10:17:20 AM ThePest179
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/BlackChristmas1974'', to the point where ''Halloween'' was intended to be a sequel to the former.
13th Oct '16 5:15:28 PM PrincessGwen
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** FYI, Lindesey is the ''little, 6-10 year old girl'' Annie was babysitting. To be fair, Bob was half-drunk.

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** FYI, Lindesey Lindsey is the ''little, 6-10 year old girl'' Annie was babysitting. To be fair, Bob was half-drunk.



* FairForItsDay: Although the DeathBySex trope was codified here and slasher films became associated with only virginal girls surviving, Laurie is quite feminist. Notably despite being terrorised by seeing her friends' dead bodies, she's able to fight off Michael ''three times''. Although she's clearly scared, she doesn't fall apart and prepares to defend herself. She demonstrates that she'll do whatever she can to keep Tommy and Lindsey safe. Even if Loomis saves her from Michael the last time, ''he'' doesn't stop Michael either.

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* FairForItsDay: Although the DeathBySex trope was codified here and slasher films became associated with only virginal girls surviving, Laurie is quite feminist. Notably despite being terrorised terrorized by seeing her friends' dead bodies, she's able to fight off Michael ''three times''. Although she's clearly scared, she doesn't fall apart and prepares to defend herself. She demonstrates that she'll do whatever she can to keep Tommy and Lindsey safe. Even if Loomis saves her from Michael the last time, ''he'' doesn't stop Michael either.
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