31 Days of Halloween: Day #31, Halloween
“We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” —[Humbert Wolfe]
Happy Halloween Friends! Here we are on the last day of this series, and it’s a little sad. I can’t believe how fast October has flown by. It’s been a stressful month dealing with family issues, but on the flip side of that coin, it’s been the best month to do some Fall-esq activities.
I’ve been able to bake some cookies and some great Sunday Fall dinners. I decorated for Halloween (well I always do that), went to two concerts, and a Fall book sale, walked my neighborhood to check out the creepy decor, and shopped some pumpkins. All in all it’s been a good month as we head into November. Today it actually feels like fall. I love it!
Here are a few things if you missed them this month!
Halloween Playlists on Spotify
All the latest quizzes created for this series
October movie archive click here.
Halloween games and printables which include the list below. You can also find music playlist, book lists for the creepy season.
- Would You Rather? “Halloween Editon”
- Have You Learned Anything from Scary Movies Game
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt
- Halloween Movie Bingo
- Would You Rather? “Fall & Halloween Edition”
- Halloween Trivia Game
- Petrified Pyramid
- Horror Movie Quotes Game
Since today is the last day and it’s Halloween it’s only fitting that the movie Halloween would be today’s feature. There are a total of 12 movies in this franchise but I’m only highlighting Halloween (1978), Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills (2021), and Halloween Ends (2022), And so…on it goes.
Director(s): John Carpenter, Various
IMBD Rating: 5 – 7.7
Runtime: 1h 49m
Tomato Meter: 39-96% 🍅
Kill Meter: 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 (you get my drift…A LOT)
(Halloween, 1978) The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15-year-old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death by her 6-year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st, 1978, besides Myers’ psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it’ll be too late for many people. (IMDb)
(Halloween, 2018) It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him. Rotten Tomatoes)
(Halloween Kills, 2021) Minutes after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all. Evil dies tonight. (Rotten Tomatoes)
(Halloween Ends, 2022) This is Laurie Strode’s last stand. After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before. Only one of them will survive.(Rotten Tomatoes)
MY RATING: (★★★ to ★★★★★) What’s to say about Halloween. The first slasher flick by the legendary John Carpenter (may he rest in love), had me scared shitless, looking between my fingers, even when I saw it in my 20s. I was way too chicken-shit to see this in the 80s. But I have love for Jamie Lee Curtis who is finally getting her flowers.
I was so jazzed about the 2018 reboot that I saved the Entertainment Magazine cover and article that year, and it lives in my office at work. I wasn’t all that happy that the writers decided to abandon the Halloween II storyline, which would have been a decent addition as well as H20. The others 3-6, and Resurrection we could have done without, but I really loved Halloween H2O, and at some point please watch that one. Let’s also not discount Rob Zombie’s disturbing version of Halloween I & II. If you’ve never seen a Rob Zombie movie, then maybe you’re not ready but for my die-hard horror fans it’s worth a look, but that’s only if you’ve seen the original. (another disturbing Rob Zombie flick is Lords of Salem)
I posted a movie review that you can check out here, but in a word, Halloween is my favorite classic slasher movie, which is why I saved it until the end.
With that said … Happy Viewing, and enjoy the movie!
Friends, …this wraps up my 31 Days of Halloween in Movies series. I hope you enjoyed it. If you checked back for any of the days in this post it’s much appreciated. These series are A LOT of work and I appreciate all the love, likes, and follows. I’ll be back at the end of the week with a Halloween Hangover wrap-up. Thank you so much. 🖤