Popcorn Frights is proud to kick-off its inaugural Wicked Weekend by carving up John Carpenter’s slasher classic HALLOWEEN for its 40th anniversary. The trick is to stay alive!
The night HE came home! John Carpenter’s horror classic introduced us to a young man named Michael Myers “with the devil’s eyes” who escapes a mental hospital to come back to Haddonfield and terrorize a group of babysitters (including Jamie Lee Curtis and P.J. Soles) while being pursued by his doctor (Donald Pleasence) who knows all too well the terror coming to town.
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.
John Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, musician, and composer. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.
Most films of Carpenter’s career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween(1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984). However, many of Carpenter’s films from the 1970s and the 1980s have come to be considered as cult classics, and he has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. The cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing(1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995). He returned to the Halloween franchise as both composer and executive producer for the horror sequel Halloween (2018).