Friday Night Freak Show – Halloween (1978)/ Into Battle DJ Jason to Spin
WMSE 91.7FM and The Times Cinema are teaming up to bring you John Carpenter’s timeless 1978 horror classic – HALLOWEEN. Doors open and DJ Jason from Into Battle Spins at 8PM. Film at 9PM. And that’s not all – we will be hosting a COSTUME CONTEST with great prizes from the Times and WMSE, so dress to impress – or to terrify!
HALLOWEEN is a prototype for an entire genre. To this day, nothing encapsulates the special feeling of darkness, mood, and total terror quite like the ominous mask of Michael Myers. From Dean Cundey’s flowing, blue-hued photography to Carpenter’s minimalist score, nothing in this movie is misplaced. It’s simple, focused, and always one step ahead of the audience.
There’s no shame in admitting that it’s fun to wallow in fun. Just as Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL changed the landscape of comedy and DIE HARD changed the landscape of action, HALLOWEEN changed the landscape of horror. When you watch this movie, everything is right in the world. Especially in October.