This week, we break down our impressions and overall feelings on two very different variations of Halloween. We pit the 1978 classic and the 2007 remake against each other to determine which film was more successful in its storytelling, and we also rank our favorite performances from each movie. This episode contains spoilers.
Title: "Halloween (1978)"
Synopsis: Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.
Run time: 91 minutes
Release Date: October 27, 1978
Director: John Carpenter
Body Count: 5
Title: "Halloween (2007)"
Synopsis: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.
Run time: 109 minutes
Release Date: August 31, 2007
Director: Rob Zombie
Body Count: 22.5 (Depending on whether or not you want to count Michael.)
Last week we asked if the Reese's candy is pronounced "Ree-sees" Or "Reesez". We got some mixed results, and we even called the Hershey company...but we didn't get a conclusive answer. We've decided that Reesez might be the "proper" way to say it, but Ree-sees is the most popular...and therefore the most right. But we'll call it a draw.
This week "Does Michael Myers have a heart?"
Day of Chaos Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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