Here is another post in the category of The Story Behind, which is a very personal category and this time I will go deeper in the circumstances when I first saw John Carpenter’s Halloween.
This movie actually changed my life, no I’m not kidding, it really did. I remember sitting home watching TV on night when I was 6 years old. I think that my mom was downstairs and I was supposed to be asleep, but I wasn’t, I was flipping through channels on the TV instead and suddenly I saw the first scene in Halloween and I could not keep my eyes away.
I was so fascinated with what was happening on the screen that I watched the entire film, on very low volume so that my mom or dad wouldn’t hear and after watching Halloween, I was hooked on the horror genre. This film is one of only 3 or 4 films that have ever truly scared me, manly because of Michael Myers and because of the music. This was the first horror movie I had ever seen (at least from what I remember) and it made such a huge impact on me.