BLOG: “Dissecting” HALLOWEEN 1978 with JASON CILO

Published on: October 31, 2022

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My third appearance on the FULL CAST AND CREW PODCAST with Jason Cilo – Great fun every time and Jason’s knowledge of movies and the industry is encyclopedic and wonderfully opinionated.

We dive into the fascinating backstory of the making-of John Carpenter’s 1978 horror flick ‘Halloween’, a genre-busting/genre-defining/genre-expanding piece of forever in the movie business and in the popular imagination.

From its roots in Carpenter’s ‘Dark Star’ to ‘Assault on Precinct 13’ to the happenstance on-set decisions that resulted in the bizarre mashup of ‘Star Trek’ into the ‘Halloween’ cinematic universe and beyond, this unassuming little inexpensive (300K) film has become an iconic bit of film history. In this episode we talk about ‘Assault on Precinct 13’, Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, Deborah Hill, Joe Wolf, Carpenter’s soundtracks, P.J. Soles, the role the Hamburger Hamlet played in the history of ‘Halloween’, the differences between ‘artistic horror’ films like ‘The Shining’ and ‘Carrie’ versus more genre-normal films like ‘Halloween’, recount the role of the William Shatner Star Trek mask in the film, and MORE.

And here are my PREVIOUS APPEARANCES (Centering around two James Bond entries):

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