Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Halloween today (it's one of my most favorite holidays, a chance to dress-up and let my true drama-geek come out!).
I also wanted to share an awesome clip from one of my very favorite scary flicks:
Halloween, of course!
This flick is a truly great teen scream experience. Much imitated, never duplicated.
Who could forget:
A great debut by Jamie Lee Curtis.....
A familiar yet eerie setting, a strange and creepy psychiatrist, a young psycho named Michael Myers......
(No, not that one!)
This Mike Myers wore a jumpsuit, had a big knife, a freaky white mask and some serious family dysfunction......
Yeah, that's the guy.
And how about that unforgettable theme music. Just like the theme from Jaws, whenever I hear that Halloween theme music, it gives me the creeps & takes me right back to the day I saw it.
Yep, the original Halloween is still great.....even 30 years later.
I will never forget seeing it when I was 14 at a neighborhood theater with a group of gal pals. We yelled so much at the screen during that flick, we practically lost our voices:
"Jamie, pick up the knife, pick up the knife!"
"Stab him, stab him!"
"Turn around, he's not dead!"
"Watch out, he's right behind you!"
"Sheesh! Keep the knife already, why the heck are you being such an idiot?"
We then had to walk home to my friends' house for a sleepover, and her younger brother hid on the front porch and scared the Bejeezus out of us!
Hmmm, wonder whatever happened to that kid?
Does anyone else hear that scary music? No....just me? Huh, just checking.
Anyways, I'm sure you all have a few fun memories about this flick as well.
So enjoy your day, and if you have a few moments -- why not take a stroll down memory lane to the year 1978?
To a house in Haddonfield, Illinois where teen babysitter Laurie Strode is protecting two young children on Halloween night from a very creepy guy in a very creepy mask who just won't seem to LEAVE HER ALONE.
Enjoy the final scream-inducing (and frustrating) minutes from....Halloween: