THIS WEEK’S FEATURE
Here at Grand Gentlemen, nothing is more important to us
than “family time”. Which is why at least once, every week,
we loosen our ties and unwind for a wild voyage into the
great world of cinema.
This week, my friends... was no different.
For this week’s Feature Presentation, we hopped into a
machine, and went back in time to the year 1978 to catch
the mother of all slasher films: the great John Carpenter’s
classic “Halloween”, starring Donald Pleasence, and the
Scream Queen herself, Jamie Lee Curtis.
First and foremost, if you have never seen this marvel of a
movie, shame... shame... shame on you, buddy. Second, this
is one of the most gorgeous twists of horror and beauty one
could ever see, in my most humble opinion.
The music, crafted by John himself, is mesmerizing...
“Laurie’s Theme”, to be specific.
And in this horrific tale of the origins of evil... a young
Michael Myers murders his older sister Judith on Halloween
night, 1963. Fifteen years later, October 30, 1978, an
older Michael breaks out of Smith’s Grove Sanitarium and
decides to return home for a murder spree that would change
Michael then spends Halloween day stalking Laurie Strode
and her baby sitting gal pals while simultaneously avoiding
being captured by his terrified psychiatrist Dr. Loomis,
and Haddonfield Sherriff Brackett.
There is nothing much better than a film that you can watch
over and over; no matter how old it gets... it just gets
better with time. “Halloween” is a film you must force
someone down onto the nearest couch and make them watch it
the very moment they tell you they’ve never seen it before.
Bravo, Mr. Carpenter. You are a master of horror.