Siskel, Gene (November 22, 1978). [121] The box set won the 2015 Saturn Award for Best DVD/BD Collection Release.[122]. And, the film doesn't really gain much by wiping out all of the previous sequels from continuity: Michael Myers gets a little bit of his mystique back and the brutality of his killings make him someone to be feared once again. He later got a call back and was told he had got the part. Here he comes face-to-face again with Laurie Strode (Curtis), who has been preparing for his return. It's got good atmosphere, but for me it was never outright scary. Teeth follows high schooler Dawn as she attempts to make a vow of purity in the face of rampant sexual assault—critiquing both purity culture and male entitlement along the way. It’s basically a master class on the film with all your pals and—*pushes glasses up*—theories. Eventually, the police track Michael down and shoot him several times before he falls down a mine shaft. [103] Hutchinson explains that Nightdance was an attempt to escape the dense continuity of the film series and recreate the tone of the 1978 film. Carpenter replaced the familiar piano melody with a slower, electronic theme played on a synthesizer with beeping tonalities. [98] These comics were based on Daniel Farrand's concept for Halloween: Resurrection. Charles Cyphers as Sheriff Leigh Brackett. Good news, friends! Now that's sick. Last year’s “Halloween” was the 11th installment in the franchise, five of which included Curtis, and a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original 1978 movie. Here, Michael (Mane) is presumed dead, but resurfaces after a vision of his deceased mother Deborah (Zombie) informs him that he must track Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton) down so that they can "come home" together. Bob Weinstein approached Rob Zombie about making the film, and Zombie, who was a fan of the original Halloween and friend of John Carpenter, jumped at the chance to make a Halloween film for Dimension Films. The faked death is just simple mechanics and can be covered in a sentence, but the state of mind and events leading to that are full of rich character and dramatic potential. It's hard to do that in 3-D. — Debra Hill (writer/producer) on putting, "A lot of readers found in the comic books what they had been missing from the films in the later sequels. In 1978, Jamie Lee Curtis made her feature-film debut as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s slasher flick about an asylum escapee who was originally committed for the murder of his sister. Sheriff Brackett is doubtful of Michael's danger and goes to patrol the streets, while Loomis waits at the house, expecting Michael to return. If you think your family vacations are the stuff of nightmares, Us follows a family vacation where evil, murderous doppelgängers start appearing. Allen pointed out the stylistic similarities to Psycho and George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968). Saturn Award Nominees and Winners, 1979 at, sfn error: multiple targets (2×): CITEREFWilliams1996 (, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Saturn Award for Best Classic Film Release, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Heroes & Villains, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition), "Debra Hill, 54, Film Producer Who Helped Create 'Halloween,' Dies", "Halloween (1978) - Financial Information", "Complete National Film Registry Listing | Film Registry | National Film Preservation Board | Programs at the Library of Congress | Library of Congress", "Librarian of Congress Adds Home Movie, Silent Films and Hollywood Classics to Film Preservation List", "Syfy – Watch Full Episodes | Imagine Greater", "John Carpenter: Press: Rolling Stone: 6-28-79", "DEBRA HILL'S SPEECH - A 1998 INTRODUCTION TO HALLOWEEN", "John Carpenter: Press: Chic Magazine: August 1979", "First Look at Horror Icon: Inside Michael's Mask with Tony Moran", "Killing His Contemporaries: Dissecting The Musical Worlds Of John Carpenter", Dr. Daniel Wyman—San José State University, "Hear Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross' Chilling Take on 'Halloween' Theme", "Here's the Poster for Halloween Re-Release", "John Carpenter's Halloween Returning to Theaters This Fall", "15 Things You Didn't Know About John Carpenter's Halloween", "Synapse Finds Complete Halloween Negatives", "Ebert at the Horror Movies: The Late Critic's Thoughts On Horror Classics", "One Is For Squirrels, The Other Is For Birds", "Roger Ebert's 10 Best Lists: 1967–present", "[WTF] Original 1979 MEDIA 'Halloween' VHS Sells For Whopping $13,000 On Ebay!