Halloween (1998)

Date: September 17, 2012  Posted in: Music  Comments: 0

 

Originally titled, “The Babysitter Murders”, Halloween is the story of Michael Myers. Michael murdered his older sister as a young man and is sent to Smith’s Grove Sanitarium where he is placed under the care of psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Loomis. As an adult, Michael escapes the hospital on October 30, 1978 to return to his hometown of Haddonfield on a mission to murder his only remaining sister, Laurie Strode.

This film started the slasher genre in the late 1970’s and was a monumental success for director John Carpenter. It was made for paltry $320,000 and grossed $70,000,000 worldwide during it’s theatrical run making it the most successful independent film ever.