2 hr 2 min

92. Halloween (1978‪)‬ Load Bearing Beams

    • TV & Film

We head back to Haddonfield, Illinois for another encounter with Laurie, Annie, Lynda, Michael, Sheriff Brackett, and that wacky Dr. Loomis. That's right, we're taking another (much longer) look at one of Matt's favorite movies, John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). Untouchable classic this picture may be, but Laci was not a fan back in 2017. Surely time has softened her impenetrable heart... or has it?
This film established so many hallmarks of the horror genre that are still used today. But there's so much more to unpack! How did Dr. Loomis not lose his medical license? Did Bob and Lynda put the Jack-O-Lantern next to the bed, or was it already there? And what does Michael Myers think about orgasm equity? 
This is our fourth and final entry in this year's collection of Load Bearing SCREAMS. 
 
Watch this episode in full: https://youtu.be/ZXnrev4uFq4?si=vja7UbfyP1DRQSsK
 
Time stamps:
00:03:17 — According to a recent study*, jump scares are dying!
00:05:38 — Our respective histories with Halloween (1978), including the previous episode we did on it
00:14:17 — Pre-movie predictions
00:21:57 — History segment: The history of slasher movies, plus the development of Halloween and career overviews of John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Donald Pleasence, and Jamie Lee Curtis
00:56:35 — In-depth discussion of Halloween 
01:56:44 — Matt ranks the movies in the Halloween franchise
01:57:56 — Final thoughts and star ratings
*Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/interactive/2023/jump-scare-horror-movies/
 
Head to https://www.youtube.com/@loadbearingbeamspod to watch new, full video episodes every week.
Artwork by Laci Roth.
Music by Rural Route Nine. Listen to their album The Joy of Averages on Spotify (https://bit.ly/48WBtUa), Apple Music (https://bit.ly/3Q6kOVC), or YouTube (https://bit.ly/3MbU6tC).  

We head back to Haddonfield, Illinois for another encounter with Laurie, Annie, Lynda, Michael, Sheriff Brackett, and that wacky Dr. Loomis. That's right, we're taking another (much longer) look at one of Matt's favorite movies, John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). Untouchable classic this picture may be, but Laci was not a fan back in 2017. Surely time has softened her impenetrable heart... or has it?
This film established so many hallmarks of the horror genre that are still used today. But there's so much more to unpack! How did Dr. Loomis not lose his medical license? Did Bob and Lynda put the Jack-O-Lantern next to the bed, or was it already there? And what does Michael Myers think about orgasm equity? 
This is our fourth and final entry in this year's collection of Load Bearing SCREAMS. 
 
Watch this episode in full: https://youtu.be/ZXnrev4uFq4?si=vja7UbfyP1DRQSsK
 
Time stamps:
00:03:17 — According to a recent study*, jump scares are dying!
00:05:38 — Our respective histories with Halloween (1978), including the previous episode we did on it
00:14:17 — Pre-movie predictions
00:21:57 — History segment: The history of slasher movies, plus the development of Halloween and career overviews of John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Donald Pleasence, and Jamie Lee Curtis
00:56:35 — In-depth discussion of Halloween 
01:56:44 — Matt ranks the movies in the Halloween franchise
01:57:56 — Final thoughts and star ratings
*Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/interactive/2023/jump-scare-horror-movies/
 
Head to https://www.youtube.com/@loadbearingbeamspod to watch new, full video episodes every week.
Artwork by Laci Roth.
Music by Rural Route Nine. Listen to their album The Joy of Averages on Spotify (https://bit.ly/48WBtUa), Apple Music (https://bit.ly/3Q6kOVC), or YouTube (https://bit.ly/3MbU6tC).  

2 hr 2 min

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