Episode 97 - Halloween (1978)


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Happy Halloween! In 1978, John Carpenter made a film where a guy slowly strolls around a town killing babysitters for no reason, but apparently it is a deep social commentary—but if you really think about it, it isn't. It's just a movie about a guy slowly strolling around a town killing babysitters. For no reason.

Activia spokesperson Jamie Lee Curtis stars as Laurie Strode, a smokin' hot high school nerd who boys don't like because she's "too smart," yet not smart enough to realize that a guy who is clearly stalking her is on a murderous rampage and happens to be invincible.

Donald Pleasence plays Dr. Sam Loomis, a psychiatrist who somehow knows that his patient who hasn't said or done anything wrong in his 15 years of imprisonment is pure evil and bound to go on a killing spree in his hometown. It turns out he's right, but how would he know all this?

Join us as we remise about classic '70s cars, make fun of pretentious horror film nerds, and wonder why this empty, boring movie is considered such a classic.

Also, here's that weird last bit of dialogue we discussed.

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