Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: Proto-Slashers :: Evil Cannot Die — It’ll Just Scare the Seeds out of Your Pumpkin! (February, 1979)

 

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A Halloween costume contest? In February? For this thing? Kinda makes you wonder if the theater knew what kinda film they had on their hands. But in the Capitol Theater’s defense, I don’t think ANYBODY knew what hit them when John Carpenter’s Halloween spread across the country like wildfire as prints were biked from city to city because no studio would distribute it. Halloween is also a definite transition piece in the Stalk ‘n’ Slash genre. Often imitated, but never bettered, this amazing film will, indeed, scare the seeds out of your pumpkins.

Other Points of Interest:

Film review of Halloween at the Brewery.

Poster campaign for Halloween at the Archive.

 
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Halloween (1978) Falcon International Productions :: Compass International Pictures / EP: Moustapha Akkad, Irwin Yablans / P: John Carpenter, Debra Hill / AP: Kool Marder / D: John Carpenter / W: John Carpenter, Debra Hill / C: Dean Cundey / E: Charles Bornstein, Tommy Lee Wallace / M: John Carpenter / S: Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Loomis, P.J. Soles, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Tony Moran, Nick Castle

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