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memories of the ’80s – Halloween II

Three years after the debut of the first film, John Carpenter returns with Michael Myers in the sequel Halloween II. After the success of Halloween, Carpenter had proven the allure of slasher/horror films and came back to finish the story … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Halloween

A horror film that launched a film career and was the beginning of a franchise of scary thrills: Halloween. Written and directed by John Carpenter, Halloween’s premise was focused on character Michael Myers, a six year old who murders his … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Midnight Hour

For kids of the 1980s, they got to know the fear of zombies with the Halloween special The Midnight Hour, starring Levar Burton and Shari Belafonte. This two hour tv movie, focusing on how a small New England town becomes … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Christine

A scary killer – but its not an adult or a child – its Christine. Based on a Stephen King novel, this film was directed by John Carpenter, known for his penchant for the scary thriller. Christine is a sentient vehicle, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Carrie

In the mid 1970s, scary twisted between the supernatural and highschool hijinx in the horror film Carrie. Based on a bestselling novel by Stephen King published in 1974, the film was  directed by Brian De Palma, and was the first … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Friday the 13th

Did you want to skip summer camp? Did you fear the possibility of the 13th day of month falling on a Friday? If you know who Jason is, then you know Friday the 13th. This horror film debuted in May … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Exorcist

Horror intertwined with Catholic faith made this story of a person possessed  a hot bestseller in 1971. The Exorcist, written by William Peter Blatty, was an initial failure that became a success; annointed as one of the best horror stories … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Jaws

Summer and movies go hand and hand. During the 1970s, it seemed to be a lot about disaster. Big buildings on fire, massive ships sinking, and airplane disasters were the favourite themes. But one shark created the blockbuster –a new … Continue reading

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