I spent several days in Los Angeles last week for ScareLA and got some time to take a pilgrimage to the original Myers House from John Carpenters 1978 Halloween!  The house was moved from its original location to down the street and is now a office for a local business.  The house sites across the street from the building that was used as the hardware store where michael got his mask.  Its now a bakery. IT was a very cool to see the house and the best part was that I got to see them with literally no one around. I had to wait til after our video shoot at LA Haunted Hayride so I didn't get to the Myers house until after midnight.  By then the streets were deserted and I felt like I was walking around Haddonfield!  Driving around the area I also ran into Laurie Strodes house and...

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It’s not a secret that I absolutely love Halloween 3. Yes I’m aware that it has nothing to do with Michael Myers and that’s precisely why it’s such a cinematic oddity. Now Shout Factory has released Halloween 3 on a lovingly re-mastered Blu-ray with lots of extras so it seemed like a great opportunity to revisit this misunderstood film.

After the success of Halloween parts 1 and 2 John Carpenter and Debra Hill Decided they had told the story of Michael Myers and it was time to try something new. Their concept was that they would keep the Halloween name alive and release new films that took place around the holiday. They brought in Nigel Neale who wrote the Quatermass films of the 50’s and 60’s to create a more psychological story about a Irish mask maker who wants to punish the world for not taking Halloween seriously. Interesting side note, The Quatermass films heavily inspired the X-Files so much so that they’re are striking similarities between Fight The Future and one of the Quatermass films.

Anyone who knows me knows that I have been a fan of John Carpenter since I was a child. I knew at a pretty early age who this man was and what movies he made and they were my favorite films. From the classic Halloween in 1978 all the way up to Prince of Darkness in 87' Carpenter had a pretty great run of movies. Even his silly films like Big Trouble in Little Tokyo and They Live are great and well worth checking out! In the 90's however Carpenter had more misses than hits though I still defend Vampires and I love In the Mouth of Madness. Then after the terrible Ghost of Mars in 2001, Carpenter pretty much dropped off the Radar for nearly a decade, returning only to film 2 episodes of the showtime tv series, Masters of Horror. But now the...

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Over the weekend Brian & Trisha from Beyond the Grave Productions came to town and with the help of my Sister and her fiancee we shot this funny little video featuring the more mundane elements of Michael Myers life, going to therapy. We think its pretty funny but let me know what you think in the comments to this post or on my Youtube Page. ...

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Janet: "Julie saw him you know." Bud:"Who?" Janet: "Michael Myers. I swear yesterday when she was coming to work. At the shop n bag out by the mall. She stopped at the light and saw him walk in that field behind the Lost River Drive in. Julie said he was so creepy." Big hat tip to Pumpkinrot, whose movie posts I'm liberally borrowing from for this post. With November now 5 days deep I bid a bitter sweet farewell to Halloween 2010 with a photo from my yard haunt. Now the planning begins for 2011! The Yard Haunt video is in production and I'm going tot try to have it finished by next week. ...

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After the success of 2 Halloween films starring Michael Myers John Carpenter grew tired of retreading the same story. So He and producer Debra Hill decided to continue the Halloween series in name only by making more films that centered around the holiday in some way. It was a noble idea and so the hired Nigel Neale who wrote the Quatermass films to pen a screenplay. However the studio thought it too cerebral and wanted more horror and scares so Tommy Lee Wallace was eventually brought in to rewrite the screenplay and was tapped to direct as well. The story about a mask company called Silver Shamrock that has a sinister plan for the children who buy their masks was far removed from that of the slashing Myers and not surprisingly audiences rejected it outright. The Trailer above certainly gives a bit of a false impression...

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I am quite the fan of John Carpenter's Halloween, however probably not as much as some. This past summer I got a sneak peak at something Brian from Beyond the Grave Productions was working on and I knew immediately I had to have it! He sent me some early photos of his New Myers mask called "Rage" and I saw the closest I've seen any mask come to looking like the movie poster for Halloween 4! So we arranged to have a full body pose-able prop made of Michael Myers to haunt my home. This week I was able to finally go and pick Michael up and all I have to say Brian has made another masterpiece!Its hard to get a sense of the full scale of this prop but it stands about 6' 4" and carries a big knife! To say that its a...

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