Opening Statement

By the time I finally saw Halloween, I could fully recognize its great influence. But it was the incredible craft that caught my attention, appealing to the film school student much more than the horror freak – by Aaron Pinkston, October 24, 2016

First Viewing

I turned on the TV. I cranked up the volume. I took a deep breath, preparing myself for a visceral horror experience. I hit play. Halloween began…and nothing – by Alex Moore, October 25, 2016

Related Review: The Slumber Party Massacre

The 1982 cult classic follows the basic outline Carpenter created just four years earlier: teenage girls home alone wind up in the crosshairs of a maniacal murderer. There’s only one slight change—Slumber Party is all about the ladies – by Sarah Gorr, October 26, 2016

The Evolution of Michael Myers

When John Carpenter made Halloween, there was no intention of creating a franchise that would span nearly 25 years. But Halloween became a huge surprise box office hit and the studio pressure for more Michael Myers won out – by Aaron Pinkston, October 27, 2016

Further Streaming: Recent Horror

There is no shortage of horror films currently streaming on Netflix, so it can be difficult to know exactly what to stream as Halloween has us in a creepy mood – by Aaron Pinkston, October 28, 2016

The Cinessential Podcast, Episode 2

On this episode of The Cinessential Podcast we discuss John Carpenter's Halloween. Topics discussed include: the Chicago suburbs, the prose of Dr. Loomis, the Saw franchise, and whether Halloween is still scary – October 28, 2016

The Forum: Our Favorite Scary Movies

From little girls in a red mackintosh to cenobites from another dimension, there are many types of monsters that get us scared this time of the year. As you celebrate National Horror Movie Day looking through your eyes, know that you're not alone.