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Fresh update on "halloween" discussed on WTMJ Nights
"Friday's text line trivia will be Frankenstein trip. Did Greg when I say it was a train wreck when we've done a very good start tribute before that would be one of the great understatements of broadcast history. If Marconi had written the textbook definition of train wreck, he would have written it as Frankenstein trivia. This's W T. M J. Nice. And now here's your host, Brian Noonan. We will have another text line tribute this hour. Another Dracula trivia question. Oh, very scary. Yes, it's Halloween week And then Sunday morning, we turn the clocks back. Daylight.
‘Moving in the wrong direction’: Coronavirus positivity rate increases in Houston, mayor says
"Mayor Sylvester Turner says the city's Corona virus positivity rate appears to be moving in the wrong direction, Turner said yesterday. The rate is now back up to 6.5% after having dropped the target a goal of 5% early this month. Two weeks ago, the mayor set the goal of reaching a 2.5% positivity raid by the middle of November. Turner says Houston isn't canceling Halloween, but he encouraged residents to find a safer alternative to trick or treating.
Fresh "Halloween" from Mark Levin
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Halloween not canceled in Houston but the mayor is asking you to make some changes
Fresh update on "halloween" discussed on WBZ Afternoon News
"Say the extra protection is giving them peace of mind. I'm glad they're doing it and we think this is the most important election we've had for a very long time, and I really want to be sure that our votes count Secretary Galvin is also issuing a warning about Halloween on Saturday. He's telling communities if drop boxes cannot be closely monitored. And they should be locked until the following morning. Somerville is relocating three of their polling places for the election. The move comes in enough for to accommodate covert 19 safety measures. Voters who used the fire station on Somerville Aven Ward, two, Precinct three are now voting at the Argenziano School on Washington Street and Ward five precincts two and three. Kennedy School on Sarge. Well Avenue is the new location. Halloween is this weekend and the stars of a popular spooky movie are reuniting to get out the vote. The Sanderson sisters are back together, but they're not casting their typical spells. Sarah Jessica Hello, Cathy Jimmy, the Stars of Hocus Pocus reunited to put out a special public service announcement about voting. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, who start his sister, which is in the 1993 film got together virtually and shared their re union on Instagram. Yes, because there is nothing more important than your right to vote. I mean people. The re union say Hybrid was a project of I am a voter, which also shared the video Piper CBS News. Speaking of Halloween trick or treating is a no go in many communities this year, But in Boston, it's okay if you follow the guidelines. Those guidelines include face covering social distancing and for families trick or treat on Lee with immediate family members, Mayor Walsh says, if you feel sick, said this one out the person if you're giving candy out, and you're not feeling well. You shouldn't get candy out. You should just shut the lights off in the house. If you and Adele toe or have the child that's not feeling well. You should stay at home as well. I think that first of all, most keep your help, which is really important to do. City health officials are also encouraging families to find safer alternative ways to celebrate if possible, and ahead of this weekend's frightful festivities. The state is also putting in extra protections for ballot boxes. The state's directing local officials to protect local ballot drop boxes over the Halloween weekend. A cities and towns that can't have security watching all night are asked to empty and lock them by 5 P.m. on Saturday. This move comes again after a local man was charged. Setting one on fire in Copley Square over the weekend. It's 7 51 listening to W. B. C.
Halloween not canceled in Houston but the mayor is asking you to make some changes
"Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is afraid the city's covert rate is headed back up. So he's encouraging residents to maintain covert protocols this Halloween weekend. The city is not. We're not canceling Halloween, but we are encouraging people to forgo traditional trick or treating and Halloween gatherings this year in favor of safer alternatives. The mayor suggested one way trick or treating where you set out prepackaged goody bags of candy that families could pick up without knocking on doors.
Fresh update on "halloween" discussed on Mark Arum
"Remember? Did you guys have it? Halloween? The McDonald's coupons. Did you ever get those where they'd give you like an apple pie? I don't know Was it wasn't a Halloween thing. I think so. Get away for Halloween. I suppose you could get him all the time. But I remember one of the coupons is like a box of cookie like that. Yes. Yes, I remember that. You saw the box of cookies. Do they still have that? I don't know. You have kids. I don't know about food. What's that said? Hey, look, we're talking about 50 shot seven, but I'm not even hungry. I'm not even hungry, speaking, which we're going to get Alex Lee, but I don't MK broken dot com No more guessing. Oh, is that is my McDonald's of ice cream machine broken? That seems like a lot of work. He has to go through the tellers automated. No, I understand that, but it just seems like you know, I love this. It's cool, but I want to get this guy on the show. What? What I mean what a genius move. How many times I've gone and now I don't even ask anymore. It's it's It's that bad to the point where I you know, I love McDonald's and I love their soft serve ice cream. I love soft serve ice cream period. McDonald's is so good that hot fudge sundae with the nuts And I don't even bother ask anymore because nine times that attending is broken so maybe we'll get that guy on the show. Right? Sheikh is a heat should win some sort of award. John is in beautiful Ellenwood, Georgia, John. Welcome to the show. Sir. Let's go with the National vote. Okay, what you got I got Biden 50.7. Trump 47.3. I like I like the percentages. The points they're good. All right, Georgia race. What do you have their border race? I have Trump 52.5. Biden 47.5. Alright. I think those fractions are going to give you an edge in this game. By the way, John, what do you think in the Senate race produce off? Okay, I'm gonna go with the same produce 52.5. Also 47.5 and the third Senate race war Noch Leffler Collins, What do you have there? Okay. Warnock 45%. Collins 27% left 26%, right. So that be a warning Collins run off. I love I love your guesses. I think you're really close there, John. You're very close to my guess is we're What's your last initial, John? D as in David John D from L. A. What is on the books? That's what they say when you place a bet He's on the books. Longoria. I'm very curious to see what this next guy's guesses have to be. He is Russ in Gainesville. Come here a minute. I want to talk. Welcome to the show, Brother. What's cooking? Hey, Mark. You know, I voted last week in common. Yes. It was great walk right in no line, I think And I put you guys down wherever there was only one candidate. Thank you for the ride and votes for us. That's a very sweet guy. That you I didn't know checks last name. So it was Loki injury. Longoria that I love you running. Teo would not put you down for coroner call. I'll take that I remember in the last presidential race. It's so funny. I got like Like four votes for president in Cobb County. I remember that. Yeah. Is weird. It was so weird like that was honored to the four people in Smyrna. The voted for me. That was very good. All right, so I want your percentages. Russ. National Race Trump versus buying what's the percentage? You know, I'm not good at gambling. I don't know. Homogeneous Trump. All right. He knows to play. Russ. That's fine is not aware that I do want to ask something about? Yes. I like the guy. But on TV, his wife comes on. And those commercials. Her name is Alicia Cramer. Now who she married to Kramer from Seinfeld. That would be such a wife. What does she have his last name? I think she does. I think it's you know where the hyphenated deals Kramer sa 18 10. I think that she got Her doctor degree before they were buried. Yeah, let that Oh, That's so funny. You say that So my wife now has a doctorate and like she's going through the name change process. And it's Nice. So much work is so much so here's the deal, so we have to. We have to wait till we get our marriage license. And then there's like this process. You have to go. It's but she also you know it has a doctorate and hurt her degree, says not Arum. That's actually not Aramis thing, so I don't know I missed her. She's Mrs Also, Maybe it's Mrs Kramer. I don't know She's cute, and she's a doctor. I mean, that's That's all I got to say about that. That's not you. That's a plus like that is a plus. All right, Roz Appreciate your buddy Alan wants to talk about McDonald's ice cream machine. What's going on, Alan? Hey, Every time I ever go to one they're not broken is that they're acquainted, So I asked one time when I was a place where they were playing dice. What's wrong, saying a good time to clean? It couldn't figure that out. I said I'm on make broken right now. Let's see. Ah, Miwon and how mill Road Shocking, broken? Yeah, that one's always room not but the one I'm worth. The one on Northside Drive is working, apparently. Which one is La de la Vega. You could make me go away the heck up here. I Ah, I know. I know. I'm staying on the map on the map. Ah! Lucy, they're all opened. They're all working in coming right now. I could tell you that if you want to drive to coming I'm headed the other way. All right, let's see. Ah, one in cold Keith Bridge Road is open. This is fantastic. If you want to cross the border, the two are working in Boston till now. I thought that was a state border owed. Elena. Here we go. You ready? I need a drumroll Longoria. Hang hang for the drum roll. Hold on a second story right here go..
Halloween: Boston Children's doctor urges caution in COVID-19 pandemic
"Will have an effect on Halloween celebrations this week. Dr John Braunstein of Boston's Children Hospital is among medical professionals urging all of us to limit celebrations to members of our own household or trying to reduce the numbers of interactions were trying to keep social distancing trying. Keep Massport if you can achieve all those things as so get some candy, your problem. CDs. He recommending people avoid indoor parties, haunted houses and hayrides.
Fresh update on "halloween" discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA
"I do not like candy corn either I am not a fan of candy corn. I never have been Fanta Candy Corn I just can't do it as there's no flavor in it for me and so I can't really do candy corn I know it's a classic like everybody. Sees. Candy corn. But is it like fruitcake where you see but as anybody actually eat it. You know some people it's like kind of like black licorice like some people are like super into a and then it's like you're just you're into it. You're into it. You know yeah I think it's only one out of every twenty people enjoy black licorice and I am not one of them. Either my dad enjoys black licorice and my son enjoys black licorice. So it skipped me and went to him. which is good for him. I mean he like he likes all candy. But, I don't know it's just candy I. I like going up to the candy right now and seeing all the unique flavors they come out with this time of year because fall in this transition period yoy see some interesting things coming out and so like getting all the pumpkin spice stuff out of the way and making way for some of these unique things come out like the Zombie skittles skittles came out without thought that was genius. That they would do that in all the flavors are kind of a fun Halloween themed flavor to go along with it too. It's not just the Zombie schedule at they have a weird name for the melon and things like that. So that creativity of getting out there is so much fun and then for decorating houses during Halloween, are you do you like the scary scary houses or just like? Cutesy Halloween. I. Think I like the like the more the more the better. The more like it's like the the Griswald of Halloween you WanNa see that I wanna see. Gore everywhere show going on outside. Yeah I actually, I'm going to give a shout out to my neighbor I have no idea what their name is could even tell you what street they live on, but we were out for a walk the other day, and you'll enjoy this Kudos, like this is the I love people that go the extra mile further. Halloween decorations this family. They put up a metal cage in their yard and put zombies inside of it. They even have like those barbed wire arms coming off of the metal cage so people can't get inside of it. It looks very dangerous else like might fall apart of those zombies push a little too hard and it's so awesome. It looks like something straight out of the walking dead is fantastic and they've got other zombies and like creepy clowns and stuff all over the yard and that's the effort that I like to see I mean that's that's. Why I like to do the spider webs and I'll go all out I. I'll put up ten thousand square feet of Spider Webs in my house but. I. I I'm always nervous that if I put out decorations like that something bad is going to happen to them. They're gonNA be vandalized stolen or broken from me major 'cause. You know October is so iffy in Colorado as we saw that the snowstorm that we just had it's been crazy but. Their decorations are amazing and so what I WANNA see city of Greeley this is what I wanna see because you know you always get the maps of houses, go visit during Christmas right to see the Christmas lights. So let's be equal rights to Halloween and have a map for Halloween. So if you have a house that is like ethically decorated. I would say, even let us know. Ten is going to hate me when he comes Matt. But. If you a house houses ethically decorated, let's let people know so that they can drive by do you don't do all that effort for nothing right?.
Drive-thru haunted houses make for a spooky, COVID-safe Halloween
"Halloween is just around the corner. But like so many things these days, you've got to get creative. If you want to have a spooky but safe time from socially distant candy contraptions to costumes that keep kids spread out to maybe the most 2020 thing. You'll see the drive thru haunted house. All across America from L. A to New Jersey people are lining up by the carful get freaked out.
Think Twice Before You Eat That Halloween Candy
"The urban legend of Razor Blades in your Halloween candy or poison hidden behind the sweet taste of a snickers bar has been around for decades to this day. Parents are still worn to inspect all candy give into their children to make sure that it's safe for consumption quoted from a mental floss article written by Ethan treks quote it's easy to see how urban legends have taken hold because they're so terrifying after all parents Ben Three hundred, sixty, four days of every year telling their kids not to take candy from strangers precisely because of might be poisoned. Then, give the thumbs up to taking snacks from every house in the neighborhood on Halloween, and that's so true and it also calls to mind the whole idea of like when we re under it, we were told not to talk to strangers online and not to get in cars with strangers, and now we literally use the Internet to summon strangers to get in their cars yet. So. Weird. It's crazy. So in one, thousand, nine, hundred, five Joel Best, who's a professor of sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware publishing article that reviewed reports and press coverage of candy tampering in the United States between nineteen, Fifty, eight to nineteen eighty-four during the search he found a report as early as nineteen fifty nine where children were falling ill after a California dentist named. William. Shine had distributed four hundred fifty candies laced with laxatives. Two Children Jesus thirty of these children were actually affected by candy tampering and he was later charged with outrage of public decency and quote unlawful dispensing of drugs for a dentist. A dentist, a nine, hundred, sixty, four in New York a forty, seven year. Old Woman named. Helen feel was. Annoyed by the Halloween custom of handing out candy to children especially to children who she felt deserve to be given free candy for she handed out bags of treats including ant poison and dog biscuits while when she was confronted about her actions she said, she was doing it as a joke and only gave the items kid she felt were too old to be trick or treating. Is later reported that she was admitted to the State Hospital for mental observation. Good. God right. You don't know what their issues and why they're treating, and even if they don't have an issue like who fucking cares don't be so stingy. Yeah. Like would you want them taking part in egging in toilet paper toilet paper people's houses or would you like them going door to door and get some candy? Just let them go home with bags of candy and then do whatever they're going to do at the house. They're not gonNA come back at midnight to your house. They've if you give him dog biscuits. Yeah. It's like you just set yourself up for some mischief right in one thousand, nine, hundred, Sixty, eight, Toronto police had discovered razor blades and noodles and Halloween apples. The footage found in the CBC Archives Showed Police Displaying Candy that was supposedly poisoned in nineteen seventy, five year old boy named Kevin Dotson from Detroit died after supposedly eating heroin laced candy diseases. After news media outlets had a field day with telling all parents to dispose of their children's hard earned cash flowing treats. It was later discovered that the parents of the child were trying to hide the true events led to his death apparently the uncle of the boy. had a heroin stash in his home and the little boy had gotten into it and ingested a capsule filled with heroin. The parents sprinkled heroin on the boys Halloween candy after he had died as a cover up to protect the boy's uncle God. But that also kind of reminds me of the the thing that goes around of Lake don't watch out people are putting edibles in your candidate and like no nobody's giving you hundreds of dollars of drug senior kids. In two thousand and Minnesota a forty nine year old man named James Joseph Smith was charged with felony for tampering with candy after a fourteen year old boy was pricked with a needle after biting into a candy bar. Lou. He apparently had put needles into snickers bars and handed them out on Halloween. Night. He was charged with one count of adultery in substance with the intent to cause harm illness or death new four other boys were found to have the needle lace snicker Bar, but the only one boy was harmed. In Two thousand sixteen in Nova Scotia a twelve year old boy was injured when he reached into his candy bag and was cut by a razor blade poking out of a kick cap arc. In two thousand, seventeen multiple reports come out of Ontario Canada where eleven year old girl underwent surgery at U. ship it into recess peanut Butter Cup containing a metal object although it was unclear if this was a result of candy tampering or a manufacturing incident. And other eleven year old boy was also reported to have received a Tutsi roll containing melatonin pill before. Tone of all things so. Yes. So harmless but just go to sleep in two thousand, nineteen in Connecticut thirty seven year old Jason Racks was arrested and held on a two hundred fifty thousand dollar bond after the parents of at least two trick or treaters found razors in their children's candy bags. He was charged with risk of injury to a minor reckless endangerment and interfering with police officer apparently did not go quietly when arrested and he also stated that the razor blades were accidentally spilled into the Cannibal for boxer razors who just happened to have next to it. Yes. Yep Yeah I totally believer like you do a later unrelated incident involved someone handing out THC laced gummy candies in their Halloween trick or treaters. Each of the bags contained colorful gummy cubes each packed with ten milligrams of THC. It was stated that it was unknown if this was intentional or from might have been an unintentional oversight by the person handing out the treats but the packaging was obvious enough that it shouldn't be consumed by children Marcos is probably high end didn't notice it air probably high and just in the bag knows because there's pictures of it and that looks like little gummy little gummy bear bags. Yeah. So again, the joke comes up though that nobody's going to willingly hand over yet. They're edibles. Yeah. At the conclusion of Joel Best Research. So get it only went from nine, hundred, fifty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, and a lot of these cases. I, told you about were in the two thousands So, this was his conclusion with his research at the conclusion of Joel Best Research into candy tampering incidents. He concluded that the vast majority of reported about seventy five percent who were either hoaxes conducted by children or their parents or didn't result in serious injury interesting. He also stated that contemporary legends are ways that society expresses anxiety and urban legends like Halloween Sadism could've stemmed from societal grievances like nineteen, eighty, two with the cyanide laced tylenol incident in. CHICAGO? The September eleventh terrorist attacks and subsequent Anthrax scare and of course now with Yeah. which actually plays into what you were saying. Devil's night about the depression and the war and how people just kind of like did what they did on Devil's night as a reprieve or as Cathartic. Occurrence. Yeah. So yeah, and that a lot of these urban legends Kinda just stemmed from people just having so much anxiety about the world in the world's problems. Yeah. Yeah. He has stated quote is it possible that someone maliciously passes out treats with the intent of harming children at random of course but this raises the question why they're usually aren't multiple reports from the same area effectively saying that the urban legend is just that nothing more than a hoax or scary story to tell her on time we're anxieties already
War of the Worlds: A Wave of Halloween Hysteria
"We're going to look back eighty-two years. Why because it's almost Halloween eighty-two years ago people America woke up to discover that the night before they had been the victim of a theatrical radio presentation. The date was October 30th 1938 the radio show was Orson Welles Mercury on the error version of HG Wells War of the Worlds now in 1938 war was brewing Germany invaded Austria. And Japan was strongly along with the Invader prior to World War II. It was forecasted Britain would suffer night are bombing attacks causing large numbers of Civilian casualties in Mass Destruction. It was widely agreed that navigation and targeting would be more difficult if man-made lights on the ground could be extinguished as early as July 1938 American citizens were off. To practice lights out beginning at dusk. It would not be called blackout drills until nineteen thirty-nine fear across the country as rumors spread about coming to the aid of our British allies should War break out but the sounds of war that came over the radio that October 30th 1938 were not from Europe but from Mars Choice a live broadcast Across America 5 p.m. In the west which would have made it about 8 p.m. Eastern time meant that there was no time to warn the West Palm about what was to come a wave of Hysteria that swept across United States at night before Halloween has risked realistic radio dramatization reached all the way to Portland, Oregon 2500 miles from the scene of the fictional Invasion. The telephone switchboard of The Oregonian newspaper in Portland was swamped by hundreds of excited dog. As people rushed into the business office of the newspaper demanding information hundreds of calls were made to the Portland Police most wanting to know what protection the city could off and what place might be safe in the event that wholesale destruction spread to the Pacific coast doctors reported cases of women fainting a mandamus reported to a loaded his family into a car and driven frantically through the streets of Portland searching for a Haven of Refuge Portland officers or the Western Union Telegraph company were jammed with person seeking to send off of grams to relatives in the East inquiring as to their safety just as an announcer was choked off by poisonous gas in what he had said might be the last broadcast ever made the town plunged Into Darkness would be the town of War again Portland, Oregon. Of course, this was the effect of the early blackout program announced a previous week off. Few people remembered that elsewhere in the Northwest calls poured into newspapers and press Association offices by the thousands a Seattle newspaper switchboard report hysterical calls from persons wanting to know if it was true that New York had disappeared beneath the Atlantic Ocean phrases, like here they come Paula skyscrapers, they're throwing Heatwave shocked and horrified listeners one, Oregon Journal newspaper reporter returning from the coast pulled into a gas station and was informed by a pack stricken McMinnville attendant not to bother gassing up that the world was coming to an end. That was Nineteen thirty-eight Americans today are much more Savvy and have many more ways of or receiving news other than radio. And of course if message came over Facebook Twitter or one of the other internet services, we wouldn't be fooled or would we change? Portland Oregon's response
A green puppy was born in Italy
"Just telling the story about that rare green puppy. I guess. Born in Italy named Pistachio. That was kind of interesting. How cute. Is that? Yeah. You seen pictures of this puppy? I have. Yes, It's like lime green and so bizarre You just assume. Oh, this must be some kind of puppy mill situation and there, you know, for Halloween. They died. This puppy's fur, But now Apparently came into contact with the green pigment in the mother's womb and just kind of a rarity, but very interesting to say the least. But his color is fading. So he won't be the runt of the litter. Hopefully well, and I haven't checked yet, but I'm almost certain pistachio probably already has a Twitter account and instagram Page, maybe a Facebook page. Bet your people are already jumping in. I'll bet you there's pistachio mania on social media. Take a cue from Grumpy Cat the late, Grumpy, Great Grumpy. Yes, Yes, If I am pistachios owners, I am all over that The new
Conversation With Alexandra Daddario
"Wwl Mario Lopez joining me now on. Zoom. Alexandra daddario welcome to the show. I. Thank you. Thanks for taking the time. Best last name ever real last name, right I can't imagine. Say the Dario what did they call you growing up over the nicknames? The Dario guys call me that. Data Rio data. I love data real permission please. So, today is national. Make A dog's Day. We discussed the other day dogs about ten holidays throughout the year, which is awesome and you know what they deserve to have their day made I. Know you've teamed up with some awesome people to celebrate. So what are you doing? So Subaru is they worked with dogs for over twenty years. They there he were the sec a came up with this great idea. Last year to do super loves pets month in October which encourages people to go out and. Adopt a dog and adopted underdog, which is a special needs dog or dog older that kind of thing. And they have a special day within October October. Twenty seconds today where you can Hashtag make a dog's day and show yourself doing something good for a dog either. Or volunteering or adopting a dog or encouraging others to. And Anchorage everyone to do that? And you know Subaru has really sort of wants to push this this out to make sure that people know that adopting a great thing to do and they're also donating one hundred dollars for being adopted dog. To shelters and that kind of thing and I just encourage everyone to do it because I love my shelter dog leave and you know he's so near and dear to my heart I can't imagine you know I get so sad thinking about him in the shelter and I know everyone who adopts the dog feels the same way we are big dog lovers over here I've got two dogs. Myself One who's got a little physical special need come to find out. But so we love him even more. It's funny because I feel like dogs really know they're getting adopted and you can you they show appreciate it. Could totally tell you can totally tell and they're so grateful. So it is a great feeling. On way run. Shelter dogs are. They definitely, and they're just. I can't tell you how much my dad's brought Malay. So I urge everyone to good for you on a dog go for it. Good for you. Now I see your dogs all over what's the secret to get them to pose for the camera. Tree. We have the same award system. Take care of me that's how we get married but actually. Street right next Hamra. And then you know you get consid-. WON'T LISTEN TO BE ON THE RETREAT MY hands same. I'm on. That program. You got a new movie out on demand a loss girls and love hotels. Cool. Title it. It looks like a thriller. What's it about? Yeah. It's about a girl who goes to Japan and she alost girl she's a little lost in your life and she gets into all kinds of trouble and falls in love and drinks too much. Not kind of thing. It's a really beautiful movie. We shot it in Tokyo and Gorgeous. So Warm. Very cool for sure. 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More Halloween Wines 2020
"It's now, it's me Dave from a cheap wine finder.com off the scary music playing which means is another Halloween wines episode. And today we've got I mean look at it. It's Freakshow Lodi Chardonnay. 2818. Yeah, it's a freak Show Off is actually not all that scary the scary but the freak Show is more reference to a long time probably novel side shows and on the front. There's the mermaid lady the fish lady and it's kind of scary in the Ray Bradbury Something Wicked This Way Comes kind of way, which I'm done with. They're trying to get in. But you know. It looks good. And it tastes great. And the best thing about this one thing I find our for $14 is from Michael and David their their fifth generation. I think the 6th generation still working at the winery grape Growers and Lodi the family has been farming there for over a hundred and fifty years, which is kind of off but I'm talking here which is kind of common in Lodi. There's a lot of the big names there have been there for Generations, which is one of the things I like about it were so many Palm wine brands in California are fo wine Brands mean no Winery. No Vineyard safe, they buy the grapes and they rent the space make good wine, but low tides that I'm not doing an old-school. This is a really good Chardonnay. It's half barrel fermented and 1/2 stainless steel fermented, but they used all new o'farrell's off. I don't know what he said, but I'm afraid now and 80% new French barrels and 20% new American Oak barrels that's expensive. This is a line. I found off $14 and that's an upscale a little detail that really makes this wine because it's got really premium. It's Gotta Stay prudent Michael and David they have different lipsticks sense cerrad a couple of other brands there. They do a good job along with Freak Show also has as in a Cabernet seven young at a red blend which are like those are three of the best things you can get out of load at. And you know, it's a really great place for value-priced. Why isn't this Chardonnay? Leave me alone. You're trying to scare me, but it won't work. It's a really great place though the San Pablo Bay, which is the northern part of San Francisco Bay goes far enough Inland, even though it's The Vineyards are like from 7,200 miles away from the ocean. The bay is up there and there's all these river valleys that go flowing through there. It's lower areas cold air gets funneled in there and they can have wine even though nothing around them is the old able to grow grapes. Napa Valley is north of them and West and they're in the mountains and that changes everything to load. I'm not have the mountains or they're they have valleys. This is a really tasty chardonnays and the oak program with all that new Oak and and the fermentation and Oak really comes through cuz there's some really delicious page here. And it's it's nothing is over-the-top. Everything has kind of bounced out and it's like there's some salty and loose things. There's there's some buttery phone numbers. There's some creamy flavors are some ripe fruit flavors. There's just a lot of flavor here. So if it's not the scariest Halloween one, I could come up with no skulls or you know, anything like that. It does taste really good. Can you hear that too, or is it just me? So anyway? I keep on taking ships cuz it's that good. It's a delicious why it's got its because of all that Oak and the way they made it they you know, even though it's a 2018. It's it's it's still a kind of a young one that's got a good and engages your pal in a really nice way. So that's it for me. I found a freakshow chardonnay from I have the zombies invading my headphones and They're good. So I'm the next one. Keep it cheap, but there's more Halloween's lines come in and adios, and bye-bye.
Blumhouse Productions: Looking for a good scare? Here are 12 of the best underrated horror movies you need to stream this Halloween
"Halloween season where all stuck at home no one's allowed to go trick or treating in some areas. No one's allowed to do a lot of things. A lot of areas now the other day I was sitting at home and I talked about this to go I was wanting to watch my cheesy horror movies and right now I. Think I'm trying to get I'm trying to get caught up on the Har Movies because my wife does not like horror movies. She does not like she's like they scare me and like on our movies today like modern day horror movies aren't like the horror movies like the junk scares that you that you were watching the Halloween the Friday, the thirteenth, which kind of cheesy after a certain point or any old school halloween movies that. Everyone was scared about I was like Oh my God murderer murderers, ones that really really get me and I'll eat them up. I'll eat them up all day long. I'll sit when my covers pulled all the way up through my nose is those paranormal activities if they could just do a whole bunch of those based in different areas and make me feel like they're real man I love that. I, love watching. Watch Houma God who that could happen that technically could happen. That's the way how a horror movies would scare me is technically that would happen Texas chainsaw massacre. Yes. Sure. If you're a bunch of dumb ass kids in the middle of Texas freighter Thirteenth Yeah No one's coming back from the dead, not yet and. Michael Myers escape from a mental institution. Yeah. That that that can happen somewhere. But not here, this company right here anytime they put their name on a movie. You know how you see the opening credit I say the opening credits the distributed by a such and such film bubble Blah broadcasting or whatever. If I ever see this right here on a movie I'm I'm what I'm already sold I'm watching it and it's bloom house productions b. l.. U. M. House productions, and it's got the low kids sitting in the corner and the the spinning rocking chair because they are a little bit more. Now, the concept of the movie could be really really simple. Really really basic but the way they shoot the movie The cinematography in the movie is always awesome. The music really really awesome. The cut scenes are really really good to the stories flow very, very well, and because of my film theater. And you're like I, don't know what Bloom House production is but you've seen them and here's a top list of all the ones that they started in two thousand. Twenty years ago. By a gentleman by the name, of Jason Blum Jason Blum has created divisions like horror movies, international, TV's and stuff but the horror movies are the ones that like the most and just to give you an idea of what kind of movies they put out you've seen them, you're ready. The first original purge is a bloom house production. Insidious Chapter Two is a blue house production dark skies. Let's see what else paranormal activity in two, thousand, fourteen, another purge the Ouija. Not Luigi Weedy G Board unfriendly, which I just watched the other day and if you watch on fronted it's on Netflix right now it's a really unique concept on how they made just your computer screen itself a horror movie. That's all you see is someone's computer screen and like skype calls, and then that's it. You don't there's no outside footage there's no cameras walking around the building there's no dubbed-in video leads it. Is. One hundred percent done on a computer screen and that's really cool I just watched it. The other day was on call him Fred. Scary nuts gary. It's unique. You just wanted to see it unfold. Let's see split. You know the movie with What's his name Shamlan Bloom House produced it get out with Jordan Peele Bloom House produced it Happy Death Day great movie insidious as you can see I'm. Going right down the list and then of course, the two thousand and twenty one that came out called the again that was a blue house production anytime I see a Blue House production they've got one coming out called the magic eight ball where they teamed up with Mattel film or Mattel films, Mattel the toy they're doing the magic eight ball, which is the one where you shake the ball and you. Could see. Oh my God. My Future Bloom House anything Bloom House has if you're looking for a Halloween a scary night of a theater and watching an extreme weird a lot of movies make you think a lot it's very unique how they approach their style. So anyways, that's Blue House
Charlie Brown holiday specials not on TV this year
"For the first time in six decades of Charlie Brown holiday specials will not broadcast on television. Instead, they're heading to Apple TV plus Every year, local stations announced the much anticipated air dates. Of Charlie Brown Halloween. Thanksgiving. Ah, Christmas Charlie Brown Christmas specials. But they've air on ABC for at least the last 20 years before that, the aired on CBS But, um In order to watch it. You've got to sign up for Apple TV.
Trick-Or-Treating Is Allowed In New York City On Halloween, De Blasio Says
"Well with Halloween just 10 days away, Mayor de Blasio says Trick or treating is ago in New York City, but with a few changes. First of all, most important thing we have learned throughout this whole crisis outdoors is better than indoors. So we're trick or treating should all be outdoors on ly outdoors. No trick or treating inside apartment buildings, for example, do everything outdoors. Second of all a costume mask. You having a costume is not the same is the kind of mask we use to protect ourselves and each other. So for a child wearing a costume. Put a mask on top of the costume on the outside of costume to protect them and protect everyone. No indoor gatherings, no indoor parties. And do things in small groups. What, again basic rules we've learned Mayor deBlasio at his daily briefing this
Three of My Favorite Books This Year... So Far
"Hey everybody who has been awesome. So we're getting closer closer to Halloween depending when you're listening to this, which Halloween was my favorite holiday for basically my entire life. I went trick or treating until I was twenty one years old. And those who are wake with Russell weren't you WANNA admission when you were nineteen and twenty and the answer is yes and yes, I dressed up as a Mormon missionary going door to door because I already have the cost you got free candy. It was awesome. the good old days. Anyway. I'll trick or treating Halloween love everything. In fact when my kids were born I was like this is the great thing world howling was amazing before it's even more amazing now and went trick or treating every single year until about three years ago three years ago was when I bought my Batman suit if you've seen. We lost expert secrets are Philip. Prizes to give away these Batman. At ironman suits I got my own custom fitted was so cool. And I was so excited because that is going to be Batman like legit Batman and I was in front suit and I was just so excited for it and remember it was long day at the office and got home as quick as I could and just trying to give your own the kids at wrestling practice wrestling practice and come back home and I'm getting more Reagan dinner. Kept. Race. Back. Yossi. Batman student, which is, it's like an hour long project to get that suit on I'm so excited feeding the kids battery stack to the office and also doorbell rings and go the door, and it's one of Ellie's friends and friends like, Hey, l. here my yeah wh, what are you doing here? Coming to trick Ellie has like. What? I triggered truth my kids. Runs over. Oh, by data out mcnew, you canton clutch like what am I? Triggered this is my my holiday. You can take my daughter trick or treating, and it only took off their friends she was gone and The boys got calls from their friends and we're going trick or treating and they took off. And I remember I was ache I wasn't ready for. I. Don't know it's like the kids leaving home only worse. I wasn't ready for it and I remember they were all gone and it was it was Aiden Nora? Tiny. She's to at the time. And so I didn't get my Batman suit on and they go to the car and. You got your suit on everything. Put it in a car seat. My time we got in the car she passed out. She was out cold as Aden in class we drove to this neighborhood ain't got out with started trick or treating and passed out in the car, and that was like the saddest thing my wife I missed Halloween. Comes to sitting down the kids are awesome. They have friends. For, it you know what I mean like false fake you're planning your kids are going GonNa. Leave the house someday and then Austin they just leave the preparation. Anyway. So how is my favorite holiday until that year and now? Holidays Fourth of July because I spend more money fourth of July, any human, and so because of that everybody comes to me and doing that to compensate for. For Kids. Anyway. That's how I really feel. I'm just joking anyway, that's those true story. This is the fourth of July is my new favorite holiday but. I'm always with Halloween and so as how gets closer I still get excited I'm not gonNA, love the lease falling into the seasons changing and Pumpkins and candy and like just all the things. So one of our family traditions every year for Halloween go to. Albion Idaho where there's this old college campus where an early nineteen hundreds a thriving college and nineteen. Twenty or something that went out of business. So it's been vacant for like one hundred years and a couple years back these family bought it and they renovated the whole thing in turn it into one of them, the dorms interns like a bed and breakfast, and then the rest of the turned to haunted houses like there's a Zombie House Claus and he's old creepy buildings from the early nineteen hundreds and anyway it's it's insane. So we go every year this year to to our friends Rachel Peterson her husband Paul and they came with us which was really fun so anyway. On the trip down Rachel says, what are your favorite books you're right now Evanston, asked me a question about books freeze 'cause I'm like. There's so many like I'm obsessed with books I have more books than I know and I buy 'em every day tons board and read most of the books I listen to audio by the physical book too because I like having physical books in. All sorts of turmoil. I sat there like a deer in headlights thinking and and I kept thinking thinking and I realized like right now and stuff because you know it is different seasons your life there's. Always, kind of things so. Anyway, I in a season my life actually cited for. I'm preparing not really a mentally thinking about my next book. I think I told you before my next book. I bought the domain bootstrap dot com books called bootstrapped, and it's going to be the final story how he did it. Because my other books have been how to books right like how to get traffic, how to build a funnel, how to copy things like that but it's not gonna be how this is the story of it. I've been obsessed like listening to books about companies and people telling their story about how they built a company and so. I've been listening to a lot of those lately just like understand how to write that way. How to tell stories that is different is different than how I've typically done things. So for me to be able to write this book to change my skill set and this hopefully is aside lesson for everyone like lot of times when we do the thing we wanna do to like. Do. We have to learn something completely different writing. If you business before you come into our world. Oh my gosh businesses, different online they we have to change how we think of meets same way for me to write six book like I learned how to write differently. and. Understand that respect that and paying attention to him trying to learn it so. Anyway. So been listening to audio books about companies about their stories come here how people tell their stories so my three books recommend hugh today are all books about people's companies And they're good for companies number one, they're fascinating books that were to really good. Storytellers the way they tell their story was fascinating where I was like sucked into the book and I couldn't stop. In fact to these books, I've listened to twice and one. Will probably listen to again I just finished that yesterday. So that's why I hadn't listened to it twice yet. Now's referee. I don't normally read things twice because I have so many books coming into both of two of the three books have already listened to twice, which is a testament how good of a story that they actually are. So without said in no particular order, I'll give you my three. Bucks Number One book. This one I'm nervous about because. It's like the dark side of Entrepreneurship Kate. You a lot of times you hear stories about who also built a company and it's like this positive thing and there's ups and downs and trials and tribulations but for the most part, it's like the positive experience, right?
Tasker Unpacked with Joo Dias - LG Wing and Pixel 4a 5G unboxing, OnePlus 8T review
"About. android episode four hundred ninety five recorded on Tuesday October Twentieth Twenty Twenty your weekly source for latest news hardware and Apps for the android faithful Jason Help. Richards. On. CL The three of us. Thank Jason, how is how is your time off your? How how is it? How was camping? It was fantastic as it always is it was just nice to like reconnect with nature and take the RV and knock it stuck this time. So I didn't get it stock. It was amazing. It was like there was little dress. Yeah. Did you get any amazing star field photos or anything again or any crazy nature photos with with your phone? On shows. Yes I will I will be showing maybe a photo or to a little bit later because the phone that I had when I was there was the one plus eight t will definitely be talking about that. We've got like a lot of hardware on this show, but we also have an awesome guest joining us for the first time Joe Dias, who is the developer of half's that if you've been on Android for any length of time, you've probably heard US talk a million times tasker. So you're developing task you're developing join an auto APPS. It's really nice to have you on the show for hopping on tonight. For having me it's really great well. Yeah it's good to hear. Like a developer sell a celebrity at our missed. Tasker tasker is one of those those goals, the Goldstar apps so great. As mostly with US certain heating APP. going. Going unpaid model. Which is, which is the because there are competing APPs to Tasker, which one are you talking about? Specifically, I'm talking about the really big one. After t t probably. But I mean you said it. It's not true. Okay I just mentioned in the scheme of just you know setting up recipes and things in the store I was just thinking about Sort existed in this diy. I think that there's a fair discussion to be had there and actually our first segment today we're not doing the news segment because we thought. Okay. So we do have a celebrity. Developer on the show today don't mind. Liberty developer through the rest of this show just go for it but we thought we talked to you a little bit before we get into all the hardware and other news that we're going to talk about in the show thought we talked to you about your experience working with such a notable APP and you know suite of services. For android, I mean tasker comes up all the time it has for years. And so I think it's I think it's it's a wonderful opportunity to Kinda like ask you like there. There was a time when tasker was the only APP that did what it did on Android, and then at some point, you know obviously people realized like Oh customization really big strong selling point for android and a lot of people who love Android, love it because they can. Really take control of their device in a way that maybe they can't on IOS. So then you have other services like I am not coming out and doing similar but different like how would you delineate the difference between what tasker does and a service like I F tt that would bring you to say you know what? They're not the same where where do you draw that line? I have to t t more web based. It's it's. It's much more centered on web services. So you have a very strong emphasis on connecting like g mail with a twitter or any of the any any to web services you WANNA. Connect and it's much less stuff you do on your device. So there's a big difference there because task is much more focused on doing stuff on your. And automating stuff around your device or as. Much more on the web. Makes a lot of sense. Yeah, and that is true. they tackle. You have some stuff that that works on the device as well, but it's It's not their focus at all. I mean it's pretty it's it's limited in scope, which is why in the day when I was doing a lot of just really intricate Halloween. Lighting still trying to do that but I had to start over because I moved last year I would use tasker because tasker. Let me do things like set up local motion sensors and I could tap into those web based things like my Phillips Lights and sort of create ended up using tasker to do this fun little. This recipe where basically wants a person would cross the motion sensor that I put outside the lights would turn on red and you would hear like a spooky sound come out of a Bluetooth speaker. I'm Kinda. You know I'm wondering what is you know? What are some things that people should think about tasker for in their own diy sort of machinations?
Coronavirus cases surge in Chicago, Illinois
"What does the second surge of covid nineteen cases mean for Illinois and what's the best way to respond to a resurgence of cases across the state joining us now Dr Emily Land She's an infectious disease specialist at the University of Chicago Dr Land and welcome back to reset. Hey, how are you? I'm good. So city state and health officials warning were moving in the wrong direction. They're calling it a second surge were in at what does that mean? Well, it looks like the numbers are going up not just here, but across the country, but they really are going up in Chicago. You know even through the summer surge where we saw a lot of problems down the southern States Illinois remained relatively pretty stable but we're not seeing that this time we're seeing big increases every single week in many different regions, which suggests that there's definitely a problem. Yeah I was GONNA say have to do with the changing weather the fall the fact that we're going indoors no longer. In the summer, we know that as the air gets cooler, it can't hold it much moisture, and so the humidity comes down and we know now that Kuban can spread a lot more easily. So those droplets that travel about sixty and the Arizona that can go even further it can travel a little further. They can last a little longer as the air gets drier, and then when we come inside, there's not as much air for those particles to be diluted because your room is any remaining is the substantially smaller than the. Great outdoors. So you definitely have those particles sort of building up as well, and he's a big reasons why we're expecting to see spread in a sort of be worse in the winter time but we're also seeing a lot of cases in our neighboring states and people cross over those borders they come here for commerce they come to work you coming for a vacation or we do the same and we're bringing cases back and forth yesterday the press conference with the Public Health Director Dr Anthony to the takeaway line, which is. Great. Headline Stop Inviting people to Your House. Really. Was it saying that that really they've pinpointed to say that which which we've gotten very comfortable with as Chicago in saying you know what if we're socially distance from the backyard maybe they can come in a little but that really is what's causing this community spread inviting people over to your house. Well, I think that is a big issue I. Think People feel safe in their homes and they think that they can control the situation a little bit better. So you feel like you know it works out people come over for July fourth in the backyard. So maybe we can have them over. You know for socially distant game night now, and the reality is that things are just really different than they were on July fourth first of all everybody who walks into your. House is much more likely to have covered than they were a few weeks ago and that same thing. It's probably going to be even more true in a couple of weeks, and then you just don't have the same scenario warm moist air mostly outside keeping distance you getting a little bit. You know it's much easier to stay six feet apart when you're outside than it is when you're sitting in your living room I it's got to be part of the problem here. We've got some holidays coming up with Halloween, and of course, thanksgiving and and then you get into Christmas and Hanukkah and the other holidays. It seems that this is going to have an impact on how we are approaching those holidays because what we knew last week is different than what we know this week. Yeah. I would say the most important advice I'm giving about the holidays is to make sure everything stays tentative. You just can't make a final decision about what's the right thing to do until much much closer to the event things are changing. So quickly right now that we just can't you can't decide that it's going to or not going to be safe based on where you go is the message to residents. To go back to our thinking back in March and April is that the way we have to look at this I mean I remember having a different set of washing down groceries I was I wouldn't go anywhere near anybody who didn't have a mask or even on the sidewalk I was walking out into the street that was my march April routine that has changed. Do I need to go back to that October? No. And we've learned a lot since then and we know that groceries are safe. Amazon. Packages or safe. We know that most of the things that you touch don't need, you should wash your hands and you should keep shared services clean especially at workplaces but these things are not as much of a risk as we thought we also know now that if everybody's wearing math that really reduces the transmission risk considerably. Inside. So I think what we WANNA do is really just need to be really strict about those ws and I would add a couple more things that. Wash. Your hands wear a mask watcher distance, and then I'm adding a forest W, which is open the windows. You WanNa to get more ventilation even if that means crank up the heat and opening the windows at least a few times a day that's a really good idea and then I really do think these small gatherings inside of home we are seeing lots and lots of cases at University of Chicago where people have been reporting these kinds of gatherings resulting in a significant transmission,
What makes a good horror film in 2020?
"Going on with horror movies. What are horror movies? Now the world has gotten certainly more horrifying in the last twelve months. We had a conversation like this, but before we get into you. Know Lists and the Adam Sandler movie. I kinda wanted to take your temperature on where you think this genre is at right now. Well, I don't know that we can say for sure because I'm not sure what her movies were not getting, right? I don't know what movies maybe delayed release that didn't get the festival bump that they needed from south by or or any of the summer festivals that might have happened So it's hard to say but I I would say that. I find my appetite for her pretty much the same as it was any other year. I don't necessarily find as festive outside I. Don't know the for one thing in Los Angeles. It's ninety degree. So doesn't really feel like Halloween but for another I, just you know everybody's inside. So I don't think the decorations of really started to go up yet I. Don't know that I don't really spend a lot of time in the Candy Aisle at my age you know what I mean what do you think? Well, I know you're costume guy. No you'd like to dress up just on any. Oh Wednesday. So this must be strange for you to not be able to dress up as a giant clown and run the streets. Pharaoh that's me. Yeah I I agree I think it's a little bit strange to not feel the Halloween and the Halloween season but I don't necessarily associate horror just with Halloween. It's definitely a twelve month a year John Reform me and it's this month a year. History to Halloween is when we are allowed to watch nothing but her for like a month and not seemed like we should be committed. Yes. I appreciate my wife creating a dispensation for me to be able to watch some of the most vile things imaginable on film. I several consecutive days on quite a run right now catching up on stuff seeing stuff for the first time. A lot of it is very gross or very disturbing and you're right. There's like we psychologically grant ourselves the right to do this at this period, which is pretty pretty weird. Come on honey. It's early. October. Let's watch. Torn to pieces. Yeah anyhow. What about from the from the year so far in terms of the movies that have been released have there been any that you actually liked from the Shawna Yeah I've seen a couple of things on demand that I thought were pretty cool. Some of them were like late nineteen things that finally got released this year I think that you and I. were. Really looking forward to seeing a bunch of stuff in Texas at. South by which was the OH maybe we'll go to Austin rate like right as quarantine was starting to become really apparent as the magnitude of the situation was dawning on us. So I I really don't know if you've seen anything in twenty twenty that you think is like really stellar. You know. I wanted to ask from hosts. Really Right. Y-. Right. So I think that that's I think that's where we should take this conversation which is a couple years ago. I. Did this Horror Oscars Gimmick on the site where I picked my favorite. What I thought was the best horror movie of every year since Nineteen, seventy, nine and I like the idea of continuing to hand out that award every year and so looking at kind of what would be the five contenders from each year but as you say Most of the movies of that are sort of noisy studio movies have been pushed back candyman for example, Nia Costa's remake reimagining of that classic is not coming out now until next year that's a bummer i. a lot of people were looking forward to it. I was looking forward to it. We got a few things. You know we got we got the invisible man we got relic There have been a couple of movies on shudder shudder originals, one of which I'll talk about later in the show. But like blood quantum, which I talked about on the show Z, the Beach House that I think are all worth recommending but I wouldn't say are on the order of. Hereditary or or something like that. You know that we haven't had a movie like that. That feels like it's a little bit of a moment. A little bit of a movement announces a new filmmaker in a loud and noisy way I. Don't know you know. Host is really interesting. I think the last time the show is just you and I talked about we talked about host and it kind of feels like it has has the belt for horror movies in twenty twenty if only by circumstance. Yeah I think you mentioned all those other like invisible man etc I would the lodge in there I would throw the rental and they're like. They were really there is some pretty solid doubles to left, but the host was the one where I was just like a watch it again I'm going to recommend it's all my friends I'm going to try and get people who don't ordinarily watch horror movies to check it out, and especially if we're talking about twenty twenty horror movies, it is a movie that only have been made this year. Do you think that that's a movie that's going to stand the test of time or only resonating with people because we're all looking at screens all day. No I think it will I think it's going to be a good time capsule movie for sure. But I think that there are some things that it does and you talked about this with Alex Ross Perry, which was an amazing conversation. If people haven't checked it out and I, think his some of the stuff he said towards the end of your conversation will influence what we're about to talk about today. But I think that you guys talked a little bit about the technology and the the storytelling that it employs and how it seems to be like a step for like an evolution in what could we do with? The collective psychology of what's going on with people and that's what's awesome about her movies is that I feel like unlike any other genre really taps into how people are feeling at any given time about certain things it has at least that capacity.
How Chicago's Death Alley Got Its Name
"By I decided to restart my day took a shower here. We are feeling good feeling in feel like I'm in the driver's seat. Good. Good. Yeah. That's a lesson forever and restart your day whenever you choose if you're not going the way, you want it. You get to restart it whenever you want and hydrate. And hydrate I'm going to a separate now. Everyone with us. Wasn't that refreshing. So before we get into the history of the Pittsburgh playhouse. Mercedes who again today script wrote us a little introduction. So without further ado, let's get into says. Introduction. She writes I love Pittsburgh. It's my home city, and in my humble opinion, it's one of the top two best cities on the planet. It's a place full of life and culture and history, but it's so small unleash that it tends to fly beneath the radar for most I grew up loving the city and knowing that it has a lot to offer when it comes artistic expression August Wilson, famously loved the city his home city so much that he created that connick Pittsburgh cycle it's an amazing city so to me, it just makes sense that if ghosts were real, they'd want to come back to hang out in the burgh I love for a little longer guests I love that you really heartfelt starts episode Mercedes. I think I need to go to Pittsburgh have you been now? Road trip I how far far could we drive from here? Yeah. I don't think it's far I think yeah I don't know. No I think. We'll take our stark reserves. Okay. So the history of the Pittsburgh playhouse. By Mercedes okay. The historic Pittsburgh playhouse originally on craft and was not so much a theater as it was a collection of buildings that were brought and then turned into theatrical spaces. The first of these was acquired in nineteen, thirty four and was formerly a German Social Club. This building was bought as a wedding present by Richard. Row for his wife Helen Wayne their stories actually very cute. So Richard. Fell in love with Helen when he first saw her perform in New York, his family was super rich and well-known Spanish factors in Pittsburgh. So he bought the location for Helen to give her a nice space to act in Pittsburgh. He basically did this so that they could live there together and she would feel fulfilled even though she wasn't a Big New York City Act trix actress. On that's so cute. Matching someone just give. The building. Just so that you can. Live in the and like feel like you're a big time. Yeah. I get jobs. Yes. Okay. So that their names are Helen and Richard Richard and So. With that, the Pittsburgh Civic playhouse was formed not just by Richard and Helen. It was a group of artists making up the company but like the rows. Oh but like the rows were moneybags. playhouses. Next purchase was an adjacent house to act as a lobby for what was then known as the Roth eater. The first performance in this theater and lobby space was in nineteen, thirty four. The playhouse was fairly popular in the thirties and forties staging productions of Noel Coward's private lives in Thornton wilders. Then new our town during his l.. Then new. Oh. I would like to, I. would like to live in a world where. Still felt new. During this, the playhouses signature leading lady was, of course, none other than Helen Wayne row, which seems like a pretty sweet deal and I'm jealous of her whole situation getting a sugar daddy to basically launch her acting career. Mercedes. SPEAK ON A. So the stage also housed musicals and featured a little known dancer choreographer just months before he would get his big break on Broadway you WanNa. Take a guess Fred Astaire. Close. Close. Oh Who Does skin I don't another dig her come on. It's obvious. Gene, Kelly. of. Yeah. Gosh. Okay. But I've heard he's like Not Nice well, did he like demand rehearsals like over and over again tell people bleeding? Yeah something wacko on in singing in the rain like I've brought up seeing in the rain on this podcast before which is funny. Okay. So that's NEAT I didn't know Gene Kelly was from. Pittsburgh neither that means Jim Kelly Okay Mall from the Burgh. What a gorgeous dancer what? Does little tap into. All right. Moving on. The third building that was additives Hodgepodge of theaters was formerly the tree of life synagogue the congregation moved to Squirrel Hill. I have to stop. I have to stop Squirrel Hill. Sounds like that sounds like a horrifying like like scary movie of chipmunks and squirrels like like. or or Blake dream. Yes my partner like squirrels. Okay. the congregation moved to Scroll Hill in nineteen fifty, one in this space was acquired by the playhouse making up their largest theater space. The Rock wealthier underneath the theater was a restaurant known as the playhouse restaurant. A former ballroom turned ice cream parlor. Cute. Wow. They're out here like setting up a small town. Lot of they got a restaurant. So there's three theaters. All connecting. So like spaces. Yeah. It was the playhouse restaurant, which is a ballroom to ice cream parlor. Got It. So you want got it another local Pittsburgh or to get their star at the playhouse before becoming a household name was one Shirley. Jones. I don't know that is. Listeners You do but I hope you do if you don't Google it we will. Profess, she performed in the playoffs. Many times Okay. Walmer says love that fact but. I feel like we're GONNA waking up in like feel stupid or something. Yeah. Well, another Pittsburgh native who has a history at the playhouse, oh? My Gosh is Jeff. Goldblum. We love chuckles literally Jeff. Goldblum pits. Pittsburgh playhouse butter boop. Out by I love. Jeff. Jacob Blue, that's the best I can I gotta wash him. Once when I go on benders watching Jeff Videos I can get that I can get that down pat? I can do really well that was impression to have like just in your back pocket it is it is when parties come back in twenty thirty I'll be sure to have perfected that party trick. Apparently, his first acting was done with the children's Cedar through playhouse junior an educational opportunities where children received professional training on a professional stage. Mercedes wrote feel free to have Goldblum here I would like to but I don't know why I love You love yes. We've why sorry I just I we did watch this show. But I'm just saying like outside of like that show on Disney plastic everyone by the way if you're busy plus stream Jeff. Goldblum show it's incredible but. I Love Jeff Goldblum I want his his interviews on Graham Norton also highly recommend every interview on. Yeah. True. True. Just pivoting entirely too grim noreen. My favorite episode did US maybe we are together. So don't get mad at me but did you watch that episode of Jeff. Goldblum the world according to Jeff Goldblum by the way is the full title did you watch the episode where he goes to Jeff Goldblum Day and gets like a tattoo like he'll give some tattoo people are getting Jeff. Goldblum. FLASH TATTOOS DID YOU. Know I didn't. But I've seen I've seen him Like. In an interview talking about people getting tattoos of him. And it's so funny. It's like I feel like we should be our next to you remember when we had just left London and somewhat some artists like installed this giant Jeff Goldblum statue on like Phil Lot on the lawn outside the the bridge theater setting somewhere around there and they had this like Gorgeous Gold Statue of Jeff Goldblum laying down like he doesn't Dross Park Oh. Yeah and he's like young his shirtless Yeah Walnut list but tank top or whatever no just a button down but it was like not buttoned half a Oh Anyway so you shouldn't. Superstar. He is he's got to love him. Okay. We're going to move on because this isn't his show but if he's listening it can be your show, Jeff. He's just sweet. Just send us an email. Go slight see the me calm your show. Can take over. So. The theater began to struggle financially and was acquired by point bark. Point Park University in nineteen sixty eight the playhouse continued to operate now mostly for students for many years this way this wasn't a perfect fit though the buildings of the playhouse were old and not originally intended for theater. They were also much farther from Point Park's main downtown campus making the playhouse more trouble for the school than it was worth in late two, thousand, eighteen, the old Pittsburgh playhouse buildings crafts avenue were demolished as the spirit of the playhouse was moved to a new home. Oh, that's a bummer. It's like cool history. The new Pittsburgh playhouse complex is located on Forbes and fourth, and while it may not have as many ghosts lingering as the old buildings had it is at the very least a space that was designed and intended to be used for theatre. Sad. Sad. Okay. Well, moving on things the hunting section of the Pittsburgh playhouse. We gotta get my my spooky vocal but We also Halloween town reference. Have you sir. Familiar. Halloween town. Longtime ago. I know. Collectively, Judge Lino, she was not raised on D. Calms and it shows in times like this. There's a wonderful line that Debbie Reynolds has when she corrects her grandson on how to make a ghost noise like make it like this out of a ghost sign it was one of the daughters anyway she's like she's like she says something about it being like like lower and more melancholic
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Depending on the movie you're watching your anticipation of what is going to be is really kind of is <hes> is it's not a generic thing is going to be connected into that movie yeah. I remember <hes> when we talk about something like that. There's one screening. The last twenty years I really Kinda makes me think about that. Was I saw the whatever the evening show was seven thirty or eight o'clock eight thirty. Whatever after the deal was I saw the Friday evening show at the Chinese theater of the Matrix.
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Well. At the new halloween's for everybody was there like everyone, even we're yankovitch to you might remember has a cameo in. Rob zombies. Halloween to the movie is dedicated to Mustafa cod, but I spotted Orion Yellen squeezing his way past the bar. There was a lovely woman in this red sequined dress near the dessert table. And when I walked over and said, hi, it turned out to be Judith Myers. Nineteen Seventy-eight Judith Myers fully alive and delightful. Jason Blum was there in Matic bright, orange tracksuit with rainbow stripes socks in when Jamie Lee introduced the film. She led Hollywood's Chinese theater in a huge round of applause for Debra hill. Only know Jamie Lee, wasn't the newest of the new kids. She was the leader. She was this battle-scarred warrior, and what strikes me is that in two thousand eighteen we talk about Jamie Lee Curtis in Laurie strode almost like they're the same person. They're both strong. They're tough. They're fiercely protective in their on Spiring. I feel like as a woman, it's it's kind of difficult sometimes to be really confident and outspoken because then you're looked as kind of the b word. And you have an ego. And then if you also I feel like Jamie can carry herself, you stay on your toes because she doesn't suffer fools. I don't know if playing Laurie strode if becoming a famous teenage scream Queen it made insecure. Rich, Jamie Lee realize her own strength or Jimmy Lee's own happy ending of learning. She can own her body survive. Hollywood fall in love raise happy children become a grown woman who can stand strong and fight for the things. She believes it if all of that real life just made her understand in love Laurie Moore, if she put all of that life into Laurie along with her regret that Laurie didn't get to have any of those things it's heartbreaking because she had no live, but Jamie Lee gives her life, and we all of us listening to the show in watching Halloween. We keep Laurie strode alive. We believe in human being who sees the enemy and steps forward. I remember in rehearsals, I weirdly like got teary eyed and just like chills because it felt like it was just so iconic seeing these two characters just face each other and walked slowly towards each other. Other. We are all Lori, and we are all facing our own Michael's. He's waited for me. I've waited for him. So now with Halloween unmask coming to an end. It's our turn to keep her spirit alive. Come on. Let's fight for a better Hatfield wherever you live. And now the credits roll on Halloween unmasked, I'm from critic, Amy Nicholson, and I wrote the show you can find me on Twitter at the Amy Nicholson and on my other podcast unschooled where I'm going through the top one hundred with the awesome, comedian policier from headed this get made if you wanna hear more on movies from the ringer, check out the ringer dot com. Subscribe to their other podcasts, the rewatch Ables the big picture and the watch check out with my production team is doing over at neon Hambo go into their Twitter or website neon hum dot com. And also on that note. Thank you. You think you to my producers? Jonathan Hirsch Zach MAC in Greta Weber and production, helpers, McMullan and care in Nevada. Also, a big thanks to Juliet Littman. Sean Venezia Bill Simmons everyone else at the ringer who helped in some way, and most of all thanks so much to do creepers for listening to the show and for recommending it to people in from going on this eight episode journey that is now ending just in time for me to wish you this. Happy halloween.
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Run there's another kid who gets dating and consent wrong. And Allison in the movie, totally call him on it. But you also sense it he's capable of learning to do better. I mean that is if he gets to live long enough and instead of the emphasis on female. Unity that shifted to this goofy romantic and innocent character played by this actor miles Robbins this new face that I really liked by the way, who's dating Allison's best friend, which makes him the Bob. But in a totally different way in our subtexts. He was a virgin she was not and tonight was the night that she was gonna take his virginity. And so he has tattooed the date of his virginity loss on his shoulder. And so tonight is the night that you know, he says the line in the movie nights the nights that will remember for the rest of our lives. And then to the it feels like David, and Danny are making a point let all the humans, male and female be humans, not just cliches or quote, unquote, strong female characters. And also if there's one thing that sticks out about this hadn't field, especially after watching rob zombies infield is that the people of this town are kind to each other, and they're funny wellbeing kind even the small characters like the cop who makes his cop partner a peanut butter von me sandwich. And yet lots of these characters are created to die. But while they're alive. They're real people. In a polarizing time. This hadn't field feels kind of aspirational that maybe are all American towns can get along if we just take care of each other than good horror is you know, I think he can wake people up to things that are around them things that are unjust unfair around them, and in it can do it by not being heavy handed or preachy. And I think that that in some ways that's way, more effective to a way to get through to people. I think that's true. Good horror can be like a vitamins but into cotton candy in important idea that gets transformed into something that the audience will happily gobble up if you take a big moral lesson and present it straightforwardly say in a drama or a documentary that can be a harder sell than promising people fun horror gives filmmakers, the freedom to take the scary slippery real world things that keep us up at night and make them tangible defeatable, Don carpenter did this really well like here, here's his theocratic dictator president that he wrote in the skeet from LA who seems excited that it environmental apocalypse is going to punish California Armageddon will descend upon the city of Los Angeles. The city of sin the city of Guevarra the city of Sodom and waters will arise in step rate. This full sinful city from our country. Or else they live which Don carpenter called his middle finger to Ronald Reagan in that movie. Don channel his fears about people being brainwashed into apathy of people who can't see that their spend spend spend freedom is actually fascism, and he turned those fears into these magic sunglasses that reveal the truth about the world along with help from resistance leaders, like the scrambled news broadcaster who's trying to break through the lies. Underclass are really racial, Justice and human rights are non-existent. They have created a repressive society. And we are they unwieldy accomplish. On a side note. Is it a coup incidence that Michael's first murder the one where he kills his sister? Judith in haddonfield, loses its innocence that that murder takes place on Halloween nineteen sixty three less than a month before JFK gets assassinated in America, loses its innocence. I generally do not know, but in the real world timeline. Jason Blum also wants his horror flicks to connect to important ideas. The purchase really about gun control get out. It's about racism now horror movies since Frankenstein since the beginning of time have had social messages. So there's nothing new about doing that. But the person who was the best at it was John carpenter. Right. So he looms very very large at blunt house in all of our psyche. Right. And everyone who especially after get out. Everyone is pitching as a move his social thriller. John carpenter everyone. Everyone says it but clearly. My entire movie business is more informed by John carpenter than any other single director. I guess my last question is this. You know, you were talking about how important it is for a bloom house horror film to also have that social message on top of it. What would you say that his hair? The social message of Halloween is very clearly a it's female. It's a women female empowerment movie. It's women outsmarting outmanoeuvring out physically challenging a deeply fucked up evil guy. I mean, that's what it is. To me is that a fight women can win. I mean, meaning can women defeat Michael Myers. So completely that he won't come back for the sequel. I'm going to answer your question different way. I think it'd be very hard to make a Halloween movie without Mike Myers. And now you're staring at me cryptically. Well now. I've nothing more to say the topic. I've nothing more to say. Okay. Then let's just focus on the now on these three generations of women banding together. There's a moment in the new Halloween that makes this idea. Literal where the camera focuses are attention on women holding hands. There's Laurie there's her daughter, Karen. And there's her granddaughter Allison played by Andy MIDA check. We first met in Rhode seven. If you've seen Halloween already you can picture anti hold her face in your head for a minute in now picture in black and white. She looks exactly like Jamie, lease mom, gently Jamie, actually, showed me of it on my phone picture of her mother when her mother was a Los Andes age, and it looks almost identical. It's crazy. How perfect is it that anti looks like Jamie, lease mom, the incestual scream Queen in a movie about a family of women forced to face their fears. You see a lot of lorry in nineteen seventy eight before we thing happened in that innocence in Allison. But you also see kind of an edge that has been created over the years because of the trauma that Lori went through in that in that my. Mother Karen went through and then kind of drizzle drizzle down into Allison. Allison loves her grandmother. But she's never seen. Michael Myers either. She's only seen her mom be hurt and scarred from growing up in constant fear. And she's willing to call her grandmother out for it. All this hiding all this preparation. It was for nothing. It took priority over your family it cost you your family. If the way I raised your mother. Instead, she hates me. And then she's prepared for the horrors this world. Then. I can live with that. Halloween is Andy's first major role in a movie, that's one of the things that Jamie, and I connected on his people is that my start was her start three generations of actresses. And in the movie three generations of strode women. Forget that slasher trope of one girl. Good other girls bad to survive in two thousand eighteen women have to work together. Three women who are all really different and all have really invaluable qualities and show heroin wisdom at its finest. I think that they're all extremely flawed and and make mistakes, and and have pain and all of that. But they are also strong and brave and intelligent and all these things, which is I just think the complexity of which is is what's so brilliant. At this point. I have seen the first Aline I have no idea how many times so I loved watching the new movie for all its clever. Inversions the seems where you can see that David Danny love it too. And they're taking all their favourite beats and turning them inside out. I will just say the words classroom in window for. People who have not yet seen. It technically David took a lot of the first halloween's craft ideas, and he made them his own instead of a long opening tracking shot David put his tracking shot in the middle with Michael going in and out of not one but two houses in haddonfield on an extended killing spree instead of faraway shots with the audience has to scan all the corners to look for Michael David likes to use shallow, focus where the image nearest screen is sharp and everything behind it is blurry. So that you're freaked out. And you're looking for the Vegas shape of Michael in
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Chill. Lose yourself. Outrageous live shows filled with diabolically entertaining surprises and then escaped to some of Universal Studios. Most exhilarating attractions where heart pounding takes on a different meaning until the horror calls you back. Learn more at Halloween horror nights dot com. And now back to the show. We're back in the last thing. We heard was Danny McBride advising metoo run run run far away from the podcast host hating. Michael myers. Maybe running would help, but probably not. There are a lot of deaths in the new film. Although the gore Louis builds over the Runtime almost like the new Halloween. It's self is tracing. How slashers got bloodier at the start of the movie deaths take place offscreen, or at least they aren't very graphic just say like the sound of a snapping neck. Then the desk, it a little more blood a knife through a jaw a knife through a neck, and then they get bigger and bigger up until death at the end, which Danny wrote, the he found absolutely disgusting and the light full it'll be nice in redact the characters name. There was like one stage direction that like never left the script. And it was I think it said something like, you know, Michael brings his boot down onto face, and that it was just an all caps, his brains shit out and that state in the script from the first half to last. So every time I see that. I just think about that's what it looks like when brains shit out. That's the grossest thing I've ever heard. It is crossing the death toll in the new Halloween is at least quadruple the body count near a gentle. There's even a joke about it in the script when one of Laurie strode granddaughter's friend says that a couple of people getting killed with the knife is not that big of a deal, by modern standards. At first, I figured modern standards is just an elbow at the bigger body count of sequels and copycats. I didn't suspect David was making a deeper point. But then I asked him about it. You know, you do put it in perspective. And in a horrific suburban assault of teenagers in a in a suburban neighborhood in nineteen seventy is very different than in a post Columbine world of you know, anybody can push a button at this point. And you know. International, and planetary destruction. Is is you know? Feels like it's within within our reality of our lifetime. And in some in some some ways, planetary destruction is on my mind to and we've got some good horror movies about that. But I wasn't expecting David to say Columbine. Even though I remember that shift. I remember when going to school really suddenly could beat dangerous when parents like Laurie strode asking about exit strategies, they sounded less crazy. And I definitely wasn't expecting David tell me that he learned to be scared in safe places as a kid before the rest of us, David graduated from Richardson high school in the early nineties. It's a good public high school in the north side of Dallas, Texas, and when he was a sophomore a kid in his great name. Jeremy Wade Dale walked in late two English class. The teacher told him to go get a tardy slip Jeremy left, and he came back with a gun miss. I got what I really went for. He said, then he killed himself Pearl Jam wrote a song called Jeremy about a kid that shot himself in high school when I was in the tenth grade. And those those types of events started to trigger things in me, and my youth that were really powerful ineffective and became culturally recognized event, but there's something about your home in the intimate environment of where you live in the safety of your neighborhood in community that that's reality that I feel that can be violated and any number of headlines through my youth of missing children or events that Pearl Jam video. It was a huge deal. Maybe you've seen it. There's this boy who can express himself his parents, ignore him. His classmates are laughing at him, he's heart and he's angry. He dies at the end of the video. And you really do have that panic of wanting to reach out and listen to him to try to help him before. He does something that he can't take back that was your high school. Yeah. Nice school said Ernest in Texas. I just I just I knew the Mark Belling TV. I didn't know that based on a very interesting time. But when you're realizing things like not only mortality, these these headline issues that are our landing in your life that are, you know, very, powerful and upsetting and disturbing horrific events. And so now, we live in a world that has all that, you know, the the epic scope and scale of these international horrific concepts, but still the intimacy of who you know, or down the street or missing persons and things like the simplicity is still what keeps me up at night. John carpenter was shaped by the civil rights struggle thirty years later, David Gordon green was shaped by the start of the school shooting era. When America start to realize something wasn't right about the mental health of some young boys and how we were encouraging them to express our emotions or not express them. How violence would make them legendary neither of these cultural fights has gone away. And you probably don't need me to mention the names of the boys who have taken up arms on the wrong side of both at once. As a country. We're having a needed look at how we tell young boys to not cry. How we basically encouraged them to bottle up everything and be as stoic as Michael Myers. And thinking of that you notice that the young guys in David's new Halloween are all pretty interesting inexpressive. They don't fit this cool. Dude stereotype like the boys on the first Halloween who basically just bone cute girls and drink beer in the new movie, David expands on the idea of what being young and male. Can also mean today. There's this gravel voice little boy on a hunting trip who also sticks up for his love of dancing. There's this circuses in super funny. Little kid who teases his babysitter. But also isn't too self conscious to admit when he scared Allison's boyfriend. And by the way, did you catch his dad is here's a hint? He did get out of sixth grade. Anyway, Allison's boyfriend is down with wearing high heels to a school dance. Although, yeah, he does have to take them off when he has to run
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Out. And also care knows. That Laura is an alcoholic who stashes tiny bottles of vodka in the car. There's this heartbreaking scene where Lori sees Michael for the first time while he's still in captivity. She's holding a gun, and we are not sure what she's planning to do with it. But she decides instead to go to her family she chooses for family over violence, but when she burst into their dinner. She's so rattled invulnerable that she chugs a glass of wine from that moment on Karen won't listen to anything. She has to say it's an awful scene because they're both upset and they're both correct. Karen, isn't just some naive daughter. Her mom has ruined. Her life being raised in constant fear has ruined her life. But Lorrie also just wants to keep her daughter safe. She has literally banged around in the universe preparing every single day of her life for this guy to come back. It's going to come back to having field, and he was going to come after her and her obsession and her percents. Uva rating over and over and her commitment to that belief cost her two marriages it actually costs to her child the state came and took her child from her because she was an unsafe mother because how can you raise a child when you're paranoid. Of course is not completely paranoid. We know that those of us in the theatre even though no one else does not even the characters who consider themselves journalists to podcasters named Aaron and Dana who walk around the Senate, Terry and hadn't filled with microphones there. Dredging up gory. Details about Michael Myers is murders for their investigative podcast. We like to reexamine incidents with an unbiased lens. I believe there's a lot to none from the Horace you experienced here. They narrate the first halloween's opening scene. Kind of like I did the death of Michael's real sister. Judith Myers as she sat combing. An away a six year old brother crapton, quiet knee with a kitchen knife. Proceeded to slice the basis scope scraping, spinal that is more autopsy detail, then I had also let me say that my producers, and I were pretty deep into making this podcast when we got to watch the new film, and we discovered that podcasters are the not so good guys here in the new Halloween. Podcasters are the people stirring up trouble there. The people waving Michael's mask around trying to find the human side of him in the monstrous side of Laurie strode. Michael Mayes is a human being who killed his sister. When he was six his old hut. Casters are the people barging onto lorries property giving her their pitch giving her a stack of bribe money and nagging her about her miserable last forty years, her bad marriages are freed bond with her daughter, granddaughter podcasters are the people who tried to get her into seeing Michael to forgiving Michael for her benefit, but really kind of their own. So they can have a happy ending where things are magically healed. But Lori is not having it. Michael Myers murdered five people. And he's a human being we need to understand. I'm twice divorced. And I have a basket case there's sympathizing more with Michael then with her and then they're judgment of her judgment of of hers. What gets under her skin this that she can't accept the fact that you know, there's a murder on one end that she witnessed and then they're criticizing her for for. You know failed relationships. Laurie orders them to leave. And then she says this times this scene is about how we're conditioned to poke holes in a woman's story. Even when she's the victim how making things right is on her. And when is she going to do the work of healing him bringing him back into societies fold? It's this unconscious knee-jerk reaction. Oh, maybe the guy had a reason. Maybe we should hear him out. Even when Michael has done nothing to deserve. It. Why do we as a culture do that? Sometimes I wonder if the movies are partially to blame. Most of us have a lifetime of growing up with movie heroes and anti heroes who are mostly men as an audience. We're just more used to putting ourselves in male shoes were used to searching for moments, of empathy or understanding, or at least curiosity, even if the character is a monster. Even if they're Frankenstein are Hannibal Lecter or breaking bad's, Walter white or. Yeah. Michael myers. If I'm if I'm Aaron and Dana on their journey to study, a serial killer. I don't want to just find the monster. I wanna find what triggered the monster. What created the monster where he comes from? And was that a was he conditioned from his upbringing from his family? Surely, he couldn't just be born evil. God that reminds me a little bit of what I did in episode three of the show in Dr Toby knife theorized about Michael's first offscreen traumas, I'm starting to feel a little bit guilty. And you know, hold on. My producers AC Mak wants to interrupt and say. Do things about the portrayal of podcasters in this movie. So as a moviegoer, I think Halloween is great. But as a podcast producer. I am offended by their portrayal of podcasters go on. Okay. So as journalists they they try to strong arm. Michael Myers who are nonverbal. Mass murderer in a psych ward to talk by provoking him spat idea. Number two. They're suggestion is to take a clearly traumatized in paranoid. Laurie strode in have her confront Michael Myers, essentially retraumatize her for the sake of their podcast. They try to bribe Laurie strode and essentially pay her three thousand dollars for three minutes for time. These are public radio producers walking around with satellite radio money. Okay. That is inside podcast or humor go, and I won't go into detail. But they're only using some of the equipment needed to record a podcast. They're also awkwardly reading their scripts in cars in windy cemeteries, Amy where we reading your script right now. A quiet studio yet because that's where you record your narrating visa, I did try to convince you to let me record a little thing while walking through crunchy leaves. What did you say that's a bad idea? Okay. I'm feeling a little bit better. Thank you. So let me even the score with Danny? Can I give you a little bit of shit that you're movie has made podcasters the enemy? That we were we were we we had to like zero in on like who we are the most relative journalists out there right now, we've thought podcasters that's who has to kind of crack the case of Michael Myers. That's very kind. And also you've now made me a target. I'm sorry. You'll know what to do. Don't just hide in a bathroom stall get out of there. I will take that advice. So let's take a quick break in return with the last half of our last show of a mess. 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"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"This episode of Halloween unmasked is brought to you once again by our friends at shudder. The premium video streaming Horace orvis for everybody wants to get spooky in October or make every month October make every month. Halloween. We can do is you can stream degrades thrillers horror, film suspense films. Everything you want on all of your favorite devices, and you can try for free for fourteen days. Go to shutter dot com slash podcast and use the promo code unmasked that shutter dot com. S H U D R dot com slash podcast, promo code on messed. And now, let's get spooky. It's twenty eight and Laurie strode is holding his shotgun. She's at home Michael Myers outside. Lori is forty years older. Her hair is great. But she looked strong scared. But ready she takes a step closer to him. She locks. It puts an iron bar across it. To her daughter comes down the stairs. What was here? Get downstairs. Lori leans against the door her finger is on the trigger and she is prepared to kill. She's got this for a long quiet second. She's in control and then. Michaels. Heavy scarred hands break through the glass. He's come home. This is who you meet someone who has spent her entire adult life. Preparing for this meeting with Michael Myers, forty years has gone by. And she has not had one day where she has not said Michael Myers is coming back. Of course. Michael Myers was coming back. You heard those fans in our last episode. And if you've made it to this our final episode of Halloween unmasked, and by the way, thank you for creeping around this. I bet odds are pretty good. You might have already seen the scene. We just used to open. This show is David Gordon green. Danny mcbride. Jason blooms new Halloween is out in theaters now, and it has actually already set several box office records. It's the biggest Halloween sequel opening weekend ever the biggest opening weekend, I lecture movie period and the biggest opening weekend for a movie starring in actress over fifty five this episode is about how the film came together. And what scares us and thrills us about the story today? And if you haven't seen the new Halloween yet fair warning, we will be talking to the filmmakers and Jamie, Lee, Curtis and new heroin. Andy magic about things that might be spoilers. This is your warning. And it's a little nicer than how Dr Lewis would do it. Facile white from. So yes, of course, Michael Myers was coming back. But it was not a sure bet that Jimmy Lee Curtis was coming back or John carpenter Jason blunt, the founder of bloom house productions the man who brought you get out in the purge and insidious. He swore to himself that he would not make his own Halloween movie unless Jamie and John agreed to join up not just give their blessing to executive produce to give their creativity in their energy in their brains. But Wendy's insisted that they were must especially to people who knew John well, and they said. Well, then I it's probably not gonna work out. And I said, what do you mean? And they said, well we've approached John and he's not interested in doing it. So I said I said I wanna sit with before I let go of Halloween. I want to sit down with John and talk talked him, you know, to him about it. And they kind of said, good luck. You know, Jason's meeting with John carpenter started at three pm. He remembers the time here remembers everything so I sit down, and he's Graaf, and he's like, so what's on your mind. And I kind of made my pitch about how, you know, the company works, you know, reminding him, and we're now means going to be new and he's like there's been ten halloween's. They've all sucked why on earth am I gonna I'm not no. And then I tried to this. I said I said, you know, world tour we're going to be different than the other ten and then. Yeah, it sounds stupid. Now, I can picture this perfectly. When I your Halloween unmasked host, Amy Nicholson, I met John I said how I'd just met Jamie Lee a few days before and. Wow, is she lovely and charming. And he said will I'm not he's completely scrappy. He's completely fighting. I mean, he's a scrappy now as he was, you know, in the seventies, which means after getting to know John yourselves in the show, you can picture the scene perfectly to back to Jason's maker break pitch. And he said, well, am I going to have final cut? And I said, no. And he said, then there's no point. I have no control. He's am. I gonna have final say over this. And I said I said, no, you're not you're not gonna use it. Then then this is a waste of time. Why would it? Well, how am I going to make this better? John had convinced Irwin yob lands to give him final cut on his first Halloween back when he was a nobody in four days later here. He is getting his ring kissed and being told it's not going to happen. But you are John carpenter, and you wrote and directed the most iconic horror movie of all time, you have my word that if you're not happy with the director that we choose or the writer that we choose or an actor that we cast or a script or a story moment in the script. We're not going to do it. And by the way, it's very easy for you to enforce that if you hate the directory choose if you go out and say this these guys don't know what the hell they're doing after you're already producing the movie that's gives an enormous amount of power true. John carpenter holds a direct microphone to Halloween fans. And if he said that this new movie sucked his. Would echo across the internet. So time for Jason to make his closing argument. So then I said this I said, well, John lemme lemme put it to you this way. I said I really wanna make this movie, and I'm not going to make the movie unless you agree to do it with us. But I said, no matter what you and I decide the movie is going to get made either without us or with us. So why wouldn't you take a shot on instead of complaining about how all the bad movies? Are why don't you? Join the party, and let's take a shot at actually making a good one. And he kinda raised one eyebrow. He didn't say yes, or he didn't say, no. But of everything I said, that's what landed meeting over Jason walked outside. And he looked at his watch. I will never forget it was three sixteen. It was sixteen minutes, but it was a crucial crucial sixteen minutes. But Jason sixteen minute pitch. You know, the time it makes make frozen pizza. It got the film going. So then Jason wanted to get director. David Gordon green on board. He'd had David on his try to hire list for eighteen years ever since he saw David's first film this no budget. Indie called George Washington. That's about a small town. Boy who accidentally kills someone to I've been trying to get David to work on a movie with us for a long time. I loved I love his work. I love George Washington loved I've loved most of the movies made since then I've really admired him. I always thought he would make a great horror movie for whatever reason. And because he's a great director. So for years Jason would send David e mails about movie projects and David right back. Not for me Intel Jason sent David who you know is a huge Halloween fan. A one word E mail. I got an. Email from Jason Blom asking me if I was interested in this the concept of reimagining this franchise, and I'd said Halloween question Martin. And he said, let's tar lie. I love it. Or I'm in or something like great. And I I had no idea. What Halloween was going to be David elba's has college buddy. Danny McBride mister Kenny powers himself from eastbound and down to co write the script, and Danny was like hell, yes. And then they started to watch the sequels and think about runes in colts and daughters, and so many quasi supernatural Michael Myers deaths where he just wouldn't die in. Then they were like hell, no David quickly. We're like man, this is like impossible like there's no way to sort of like, you know, have a movie that's going to have the aesthetic that we want which is just something that's really like stripped down, and minimal were never going to have that. If we have to spend like the first hour of the movie explaining how it connects to everything else. I was interested myself and exploring the genetics of that first film as opposed to just put a guy in the mask and come up with his next adventures. Pitching, Danny and David tournament all of these sequels fit together. And I'm thinking of those scenes of crazy people staring at a bulletin board full of like note cards and red string. And I totally get where they just decided to erase every single movie from two to rub zombies Halloween too. You know, no one's Batman. It doesn't replace Tim Burton's Batman, you know. It's just a different interpretation of character that people like if something to last for a long time, I think reinvention is important, and I think with that it's not throwing out the old ones. No one's gonna common. You know? Take your Halloween four and five Blu rays from you. You'll still have those toyed with the idea of saving helping to for a while. Because that was one that we all knew really, well and think is is really fun movie. But there was one key element about it. That made was was we kind of kept facing as making our movie less scary. And that's that Michael is after his sister. And there was some sort of genetic bond to from him to her which then made him not want to kill me. And then if I'm not if I'm not worried about it. I'm getting me. And I just got to look out for his relatives. I'm not that scared. Why it read old interviews with carpenter where he like you had expressed that maybe he didn't like love that plot twist. And it was interesting is when I heard that I was like, you know, what I didn't think about that. But like that story element ended up like hijacking the rest of the series like everything became about his bloodline in his connection to his bloodline. And when you look at the first one, it's like that's not even an element in the original. You know, and so it kind of seemed odd that all these other films like that's at the core was all these other films were about, and they made sure the change was clear in their film, wasn't it. Her brother converted all those babies centers. Not her brother. That's the main people made up. David Danny's Halloween story is simple forty years ago. Michael Myers attacked Laurie. Strode he fell out of a window. He got arrested and he has been locked up since nineteen seventy eight until now in their Halloween. Michael, Michael almost old enough for a senior citizen's discount. She can still kick your ass. Okay. Fine. He smashes his way to. And then he slaughters his way through hadn't field. Again. Basically been this dormant animal pinned up for forty years and the fury and the rage in the in the psychotic actions are all just been bubbling under the surface waiting to explode. My opinion is what works effectively about the first one is that there is a is a bad guy with a knife. And he's in your house, and you could be next and that's horrifying. No matter. What the cultural or political climate of the universes? That's that's scary shit. Jen. It started the story then start to take on more legs for us like the character. Start to be characters that we could get our heads around because they weren't involved in this real intricate mythology. They were they were just involved in. This one scary night on Halloween Jason harder. Pitch to kill all of the sequels. It raised so much history. So many labors of love so many months, but years really of creative passion from rob zombie in the Qods from the Weinstein at Miramax. It was bolt in my opinion. That was a really int- idea. I know that you know, rob zombie. So did you break it to him yourself? I didn't break it to rob zombie. I clearly should have now that you say it that way. Clearly, I should have. I did break it to Bob Weinstein. He he wrote back. He he he he wasn't thrilled. But I think he appreciated the Email. I am speaking one hundred percent only four myself here, but anything that makes Bob Weinstein. Happy is fine by me. And now everybody's shifted their attention to writing something worthy of the scream Queen, Jamie Lee Curtis. They ask themselves who Laurie strode would be today who this unformed team girl would become after fighting for her life after seeing her friends lose their lives. They watched and they re washed the first movie looking for clues. And they kept coming back to one line.
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Come. Thanks again to Sam Zimmerman from shutter. And thanks again to fill Nobile junior of finger yet who has just resurrected the magazine with a Halloween special edition that is their issue. Number one, you've got to check it out. Now let's end this episode with motivational words of wisdom from Busta rhymes and Halloween resurrection. Be scared. Can't is good. There must be good, right? Because let's be real. The fact that humans like to watch horror movies that we liked to watch people get killed is pretty crazy. Beer gives you the feeling of being alive. Get this BUSTER is biologically right and on the next episode of Halloween masks, we're going to try to understand all things. Fear, what fear does to our bodies. Why we like to watch horror movies to get our fix in why horror films are good for humanity. Even when people get scared that slash afflicts have inspired, real life murders here makes me want to throw out trust me. It's all said and done. Danny today, you'd be surprised how much you surprise yourself. And you will be surprised by what we learn about fear in episode. Six. See you then. Halloween unmasked is a co production of the ringer and neon home media. It was written and hosted by me, Amy, Nicholson and our producers, our Jonathan Hirsch, Zach, MAC and Greta, Weber production assistance from KAI McMullan and car in Nevada in additional support in the special. Thanks to Bill Simmons, Sean fantasy, Juliette litmus and ultra special. Thanks to you for listening to Halloween on messed.
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"California. Hoping and praying every year. That are brother, won't find her. Juteau new truth. Now you wanna drink? Yeah, h two. When they come in, they're like everything that you just saw did not happen. Yes, Halloween to happens, I think. But everything else doesn't happen killed three, four, five, and six, which is brutal. That's so brutal and it's coming. The funny thing about this, this series. You know, a lot of people. I think we're a little bit up in arms about the new one saying. We're only going after the first one where only considering it a companion to the first one. But you know, the series has done that. You know, I mean, three is just out in the wind doing its own thing for in five and six or have a weird continuity. Each to resurrection have their own vibe, the series of no strangers scrapping everything. It's almost like the Halloween franchise is a serial killer of itself. It's just like you like Michael, Myers, he's gone. You liked that plotline. It's dead. Everything you've loved in this franchise is over in will not happen again. Please baking to reconsider your decision. Dr Lewis, perhaps you should reconsider keeping him as your patient. If I had to describe these two post slasher halloweens would Jamie Lee, Curtis even dies in the second one in Halloween resurrection. At the beginning of it, they feel like they are just met a commentary on everything. I mean, Halloween resurrection feels like it's tacking reality TV. Yeah, which is interesting because it was doing it before we got a glut of films the wanted to satirize reality TV not will culture. So it's interesting to doing it. So quote, unquote early, but resurrections, of course, just very bad. It's bad, but I enjoy, let's at least playing with the tropes laid even see of scream like people taking on other identities you have was Busta rhymes is running out a Michael Myers mass young ending to be Michael Myers to freak people out, but then running into real, Michael Myers. It's so it's so satirical about what we're doing in media, at least in the time it's a bad movie, but let trying. It's trying. Something, it's at least got a different target. It's not talking about runes. It's talking about us. Yeah, it's about it's a movie with ideas. And then of course. Is maybe the victim in a lotta ways of some something like five and six are where they're sort of the hangover of a trend. And resurrection was a little bit hangover of that sort of post, scream slash wave. So it's not a great movie and people were tiring of that vibe. The battle. All right. So now we gotta talk about the zone be our last away, but we've got going on here. Does ambi- is are fascinating to me because I feel like rob zombie takes everything that junk governor did you know a sympathetic vulnerable, virginal Laurie strode a bogeyman. We don't understand a normal world that feels kind of like ours, and he just says the exact opposite. Like this is Laurie strode who starts like her. I seen as a teenager, finger banging a bagel. This is a real everybody. Everyone in added field is like a rapist or a creep, or a jerk, or a stripper or an abusive dad. Everyone is horrible in worthy of death. And Michael Myers, of course, gets this gigantic backstory, like the whole first part of the film is him as a child being an abused, child growing up in a household of a lot of violence. Freaking yours. You need some serious discipline. I mean, he runs around like a little bitch. Keep your hands off head. Give me a fucking break. You've probably a queer. He's going to grow up into cutting his dick and balls off and changing his name to shift. Yeah. I mean, rob zombie is fascinating, and I really admire his work as director, and I know the Halloween films are so divisive. Again, he's trying something the slasher films, especially the sort of golden age of slasher films were so much about this evil coming to the suburbs that you know these families. Many of them white ran away to live in in some sort of comfort, some sort of safety. And here it is. It's a the, the boogeyman still coming dangerous still coming. And what rob did is he so interested in a CD or aesthetic, and he's sort of shining the light on the suburbs in a different way. I don't necessarily agree with the idea that you had to draw out so much of Michael Myers backstory, but he did. And it's what's so distinctive about that movie because the later half when he sort. Transitions into just remaking Halloween, it deflates a bit. Even if I really you are so against the first half of zombies Halloween, it's his and it's something that you have to engage with her be challenged by. You're sorta like, what is going on here? I don't know if I like it. I don't know what it is, but it's his own. And I think that's what makes the last actor this sort of last structure of Halloween a little bit disappointing and it's why I love his Halloween too, because that to me really feels like his own weird thing. It's angry in. It's weird anything way, Halloween to the original was very reactive angry. I think rob zombie Halloween to is reactive. It's angry at surreal. You know if you have a cult stuff in four or five and six was kind of silly and weird. He's injecting white horses in Michael. Myers is dead mom guiding him around. It's kind of incredible. White hallway with this big white course saying you're gonna come and take me back home. We can take your own money and miss you there too. Whenever you look at the doors you can think of mommy. Okay. Okay. I don't like them just because they depress me so much because everyone in his grim, everybody can't help being miserable. They even describe something as simple as eggs as chicken abortions. Yes, like this miserable. This view that I cannot stand. I cannot stomach being inside of it if extremely bleak in extremely harsh, and it's interesting that he was able to do that with such an iconic franchise mythology and really go for it. I mean, Halloween, twos is brutal in a lot of ways on kind of the reason why I love it. It is so his own thing answer to what's happening at this time period is the rob zombie halloween's represent how we were running. So Dr ideas with our franchises that we just started making prequels about everything when he decided to make this lake prequel story of more of Michael Myers childhood. I mean, this is like post Bambi to the exorcist prequels the Star Wars prequels the Texas chainsaw massacre prequel. Yeah. So he was doing. That himself. He was like, you want more of this character. You love this character and he really dials into the love of Michael Myers, the rob zombie films. I feel like love Michael Myers more than anybody else in the film's. Honestly, don't wanna stick up for him. I love you. I love you to my co. And that that era was really interesting because we were seeing all of our slasher icons remade and, and given those backstories those sort of kind of unnecessary things. I mean, the nightmare on elm street remake add some stuff. There's the Texas chainsaw prequel and ally them feel very half-baked, but the Halloween Halloween too, however much you do or don't like them feel made and sort of singular in what they are. Yeah. I mean, it seems like it's impossible to do a slasher series. That is always cool. Of course. I mean, I think most slasher series and the fans you talk to myself included. You know a, we love them because of their faults. We love the sequels because of the things they do wrong or because of the ridiculous things are the expansions with allergy that don't always make sense. That really is sort of what endures a lot of the sequels to us. They feel very much are. Own will love you. You know. Are you sitting? You'd love them less if they were good? No, but I think we find the things we love about them and defend those things ear making it sound like people who are slasher films are like really sweet guys are just always stick up for the underdog in school. You're describing these in terms of like, don't pick on my friend. Many of us are think. I think a lot of us, you know, we're not, you know, I would never be blind to any of the faults in a lot of the Halloween sequels, but I've come around to allow them for what they're trying to do. You know of it, especially five and you know, reser even resurrection. I mean it's not good, but the what at least we can sit here and agree that has ideas of grievous trying something. And you know, there's a lot to say for something and at least agree that it gave Fuster on the role. That's awesome. I mean, you know, trick or treatment of is amazing. You know what a lie eight. So funny for the Trink what the fuck. We'll Sammy thank you for coming and being a weirdo with a Halloween, three tattoo and running through all of these cycles with us. Whether I was here not. I would always be weirdo with the Halloween three sets you, but I was very happy to come.
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Dark. I love this film with all my heart, and I think it's a weird fascinating movie both because of what it is and because of sort of its own mystique. It was a failure. It made them bring back Michael, Myers people hated it for so long for so long. You would say, I think Halloween three is great, and people will be like that's down Mike. Myers, you're crazy. That movie sucks, but it doesn't. It's it's amazing in weird and every possible level. Okay. So after Halloween, after everybody's mad, the family decides to bring it back Moustapha cod is like, okay, okay. Okay. Giant reset. Like he's taken over from Iranians at this point and kind of bought him out because he had a deeper pocket book of money it. So I think of the next three movies, the late eighties and early nineties, Michael Myers films as being like the Michael Myers is so here that he is in the title yet every single one of these movies is like Michael, Myers, the return, the revenge of Michael night where you're sure you in this movie. Yeah, yeah, one hundred percent, pure proof. Michael Myers will be in this movie kill. People, what would you say the story is of these three of this chunk? Foreign five follow a young girl named Jimmy Lloyd who is Laurie strode daughter, but now living with a different family and she's an orphan. She's an orphan. Larache star died in a car x. yes, she's been adopted and the return of Michael Myers. He comes back and he comes after her. It seems now he wants to kill his bloodline ten years ago. He tried to kill destroyed. Now he wants her daughter. Talking about Jamie Lloyd let the she is that little child is in mortal danger. The film had a lot of fans, four and five, especially there's something about four and five that I think really gave fans what they wanted with bringing back Michael Myers. But with four did, that's fascinating is it's very ending for buying large is a sort of standard slasher movie. It's probably my least favorite. Yeah, but the NFL has the absolute greatest twist. You've got us. You've got Danielle Harris who's a child. She's so young in this and what you realize that the end is that she has that same killer blood last. There's that awesome senior, they're mimicking the opening of one. You go up the stairs of the house. There's a kid in a clown coffee. She's and she's living in ninth and she is the killer now which I would the first time I saw that I was like, who am I? God. Well on, which would be amazing if they did anything with it and then five dozen and so five. I find interesting because four and five are grouped together so much mostly because they're back to back. They both feature Daniel Harrison, Jamie Lloyd, but for actually ends up a bit of a weird outlier because it does build up to that amazing ending that doesn't really go anywhere and five. It just kind of becomes the telepathic connection between Jamie Lloyd and Michael Myers, not Jamie Lloyd's. Now killing. I mean telepathy we're getting so complicated. Everyone was doing it. I mean, what's the? I think, Friday, thirteenth seven is the one with the the pseudo Carey and she hasn't sort of telecom Tele, Connecticut, battle with Jason, any kind of Halloween stocks the slasher franchise really in full. And then it just starts to become a trend chaser, but some really cool things shine through, especially in five. I mean, there are two things that start to pop up throughout the movie. One of them is a tattoo on Michael Myers risks, which is like a Rune Simba. Oil. The other is this mysterious man in black in you'll really see him. You see him get off a bus. He sees boots, he's in a black leather duster or not. So I moved leather. I think it's just black duster which I know anyone without dusters were cool, but comes out and then at the very end of Halloween, five. And I'm sorry if you've never seen Halloween five, but tell you all about the end. Jamie Lloyd is at the police station. They have caught Michael Myers. He's sitting in a jail cell, which is a very funny image is very like humbling of this idea of the shape and the boogeyman. Mike Myers is like Chilin in a jail cell, but he's there Loomis. Everyone's there. Then the man in black shows up and basically shoots down the police station and everyone's dead. He takes Michael Myers, and that's where it leads. So six opens in some underground layer of the cult of thorn. I highly suggest you watch Halloween, six. If if for nothing else than for Paul, reds film debut and gives a great deal of exposition about the cult of thorn thing, Michael is under the influence of an evil room. I saw the symbol Mao type where we found Jamie stacked out rains plight protection. Thorn could somehow be trapped by these runes. The energies could cancel themselves out the evil could be destroyed or sacrificial elements, but they basically sort of give Michael Myers the will to kill and control him a lot of ways. Well, and I love you have porridge showing up as Tommy the kid gets babies. Yes, very, very, very first nineteen, seventy eight. Tell me dwell. Tommy Doyle grew up to be every time I never go up to look like. All right. Tommy Doyle is like a red head buddy leaks. I. Time and the movie itself is ten in nuts? Yeah, for five and six. This like eighties chunk, they're just all about continuity. They're like, here's the formula with the first one. What can we do with that to make it work? Because you have your Michael, Myers, any Donald Pleasants you have Loomis being there being really the human through one yeses. The guy Donald Pleasants is the guy who really carries his franchise Floridians as this is of a piece to Myers is my business. Every Halloween movie. Loomis is so much fun to watch because he, he's a raving lunatic just running around town screaming about Michael Myers, either giving history or just alarming people hitch in my life work, and my ultimate failure fish fought this thing, but lived in shied of him, came from a sauce too violent too deadly for you to imagine it. Crew inside him. Contaminating who so. Mussa stroller, I beg of you. Don't let your family suffer the same fate that Lori and her daughter suffered. Around this time, people are getting sick of slasher films. So it's in ninety five and it's just before scream. So it's just before the real revitalization. So it does feel a little tepid if feels a little silly. Okay. So then let's set up what's happening between six and eight show this scream era. Because at this moment, if you're a person who likes horror films, they have gotten so boring. It's all just like Michael Friday, Michael Freddie, Jason, Michael Freddie Jason. Yeah, that we've really tired itself out and there are a lot of really inventive, interesting, horror movies in the first half of the nineties, but I think they weren't. They weren't seeing or you have to remind people have them, you know, when you say Candyman is great people, of course, I love Candyman. You bring up tales from the hood, even Wes Craven's new nightmare, which is like a big forerunner to scream. It's like if like his dry run of sort of meta commentary and really investigating why we tell scary stories. You have to remind people, you have to really remind people at the first half of the nineties because I think scream ended up being so impactful and then later the Blair witch project, yeah. So then scream shows up in scream is basically Kevin Williamson saying, I love Halloween. Let's make this fresh and he basically builds this movie around Halloween and a lot of ways halloween's running in the background the whole time. It's like layered on top of it. They're talking about January and her tits, of course, the whole thing, and it basically makes slashers on again, scream is awesome by the way great straight rate movie. So in nineteen ninety eight, something really interesting happens, which is Jamie Lee. Curtis is like, scream was a huge hit, and you know what? It's twenty or number straight. I think I am ready to do a horror film again, and she decides to bring it back. And she starts by talking to Kevin Williamson from scream to say, let's do this. I wanna do a Halloween. That's your style. And they come up with h two, which I think is pretty fun. It's a pretty fun movie. Destructive Steve miner who did a couple of Friday, the thirteen sequels, but also Dawson's creek in Halloween. H two has this major Dawson. Creek vibe while we thought we'd hit the town, pick up. Some guys drops Murphy's in their drinks, have a whole date rape evening. Someone's good ketogenic I can't. I'm I'm having my nipples pierced. It's certainly in that mold with humor with that sort of teen melodrama vibe, but doesn't go as heavy into the sort of wink and meta commentary. It's still respects the series or tries to a gave us one of the great Halloween moments of when Jamie Lee finally sees Michael for the first time against through that sort of window in the door. And however you feel about h. two, I think everyone knows that image. I think everyone got a really big kick out of that image. It also, of course, local Jay with a very silly plot about wanting to be interested fiction writer. Think he turned just in time to see her into the wrong with a long slender legs. They climb the high up a skirt leading to tool. Tumultuous round melon s. You wanna lay at and what kind of melon you're talking about? Cantaloupe bottom. What you gotta give me a chance have to express myself creatively. What I think about h. two is you feel that this is the film Jamie Lee? Curtis actually gets involves inner because one, she's there and she's participating, but she's nineteen. It's a first movie this. This is not her baby to. She's just mad h. two. Oh, she's like Aina who Laurie strode is. Now. I've had twenty really think about this. She's strong. She's powerful. She fights. She's angry is traumatized. She's an alcoholic in this movie, she lives everybody better pass. She's going under a fake name. She's really thought about this character and the character feels real to her. Now you have very interesting both about each to end the new Halloween. We basically have two different versions of how Jamie Lee would portray an adult Laurie strode and how she's internalized. What happened to her and the new Halloween. I think everyone obviously gives a sense of who she is. She's very paranoid survivalist and sort of using that traumas, fuel. And need show. You're right. She's hiding very much he she's drinking it away. And now she's the headmistress of very posh secluded private school in southern California.
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Exclusive original films. We're talking sluice's series. We're talking classics. We're talking blockbusters. We are talking the full range of everything. Spooky old, new young stuff. You've always meant to see stuff you've never heard of. And one thing I really love about shudder is they make these special groupings, these collections of things. If you're in a certain type of horror mood, they got it all broken down. In fact, there's two hor collections they have on shutter right now that I want to get a shot up to the first is their collection of slash ICs. That is classic slasher films. We're talking blood rage, we're talking sleep away camp. We're talking the prowler, we're talking. Halloween's of course, we're talking blood feast. The super gross out Herschell Gordon Lewis movie that made people just be like, oh my God, can they really do that? 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Most exhilarating, attractions where heart pounding takes on a different meaning until the horror calls you back. Learn more at Halloween, horror nights dot com. And now back to the show. And we are back and I'm about to welcome in the most adorable, horror freak. I know his name is Sam Zimmerman. He is the curator of shutter. We're going to talk about all the sequels but real fast. I just want to say that Sammy is a long friend of mine. I've known him forever. I think he's a genius and we booked him to be on the show before we knew that we had shut our ads, so he's not a plant. Okay. So now real quick because we're about to talk about a lot of films real fast. It will help to think of the Halloween franchise in chunks. One and two are a pair. They take place on the same night and they're made by mostly the same crew. Three is a standalone weirdo, four or five and six get into family dynasties with Michael chasing Laurie strode daughter and Dr Lummus chasing him seven and eight are the post scream meta slashers and the nine and ten are rob zombie gone wild. So picture a timeline with five major blood splits. Got it. Then let's begin. All right. So let's get into offering sequels. I am sitting with amazing SIMS around. He's a curator at shudder, his Sammy. Hi, thanks for having me Suzanne. We have a lot of ground to cover when we're talking about Halloween, sequels, all competing timelines mythologies. Exactly, but they kind of got stuck doing this Halloween too. I, that was just a direct sequel taking place seconds of the original film ends with Laurie strode being taken to the hospital and with everybody hung set of this film not wanting to make Halloween to at all. All we in is actually one of my favorites both for reasons that I think it's really fun sort of cheap movie and kind of mean, but also just very pure nostalgic reasons is one of the films that really got me into horror as a kid. Here's the thing about Halloween too. There's so different from Halloween one. It is really violent. I think the hot tub. Death might be the meanest, which if you haven't seen the film, he tricks the woman into thinking he is her boyfriend and then drowns her very fiercely in the hot tub by repeatedly. Dunking nerve, and it's just really frightening and upsetting in horrible. It's not just a stab, it's it's scalding. Someone is drowning them at the same time, and there's a level I think of ferocity that isn't in the first one. The first one is so much about dread suspense and Halloween to really is a straight of slasher movie. Yeah. And you sense that even John carbonari, Debra hill are kind of mad to the making this film, even they're making, it feels sort of like they're giving their own franchise to meet, feels like they're giving the middle finger at the end. They blow up Michael toner like he is dead. Now we are over. We don't wanna do this anymore. I think the famous anecdote right is the junk carpenter road it in a night with a six pack. Right? Like he was just, I'm gonna bang this out. I'm going to do this, but you're saying that John carpenter came up with this idea that Laurie strode is Michael Myers sister while drunk on a six pack of beer. I mean, I don't want to say that, but it's quite possible. I mean, it seems like it's sort of the twist fed. No one was happy about since then only made things more complicated later on. Exactly, exactly. Because everything changes when Laurie strode is his sister, you know, it's, it seems like that kind of cheap. Gotcha. Twist. John carpenter's whole point in Halloween, was that Michael? Myers is killing people just because you have the boogeyman Israel will come in. Do you no matter who you are? There's no reason, right? There's no personal attachment. We thought about this before that Halloween two comes out after Empire Strikes Back, right. Do you think John carpenter was inspired by the big Darth Vader Luca your father reveal? He was like, oh, I can do that in our sequel to you fast. Big JC. That's trawled. Carl. That's Michael Meyer sister. She was born two years before it was committed two years after his parents died and she was adopted by the Strodes. They requested that the records Basile in order to protect the Jews. Don't see what is doing here and adding fielding. He killed one sister fifteen years ago. Now it's trying to kill the other so hollering to ends gigantic explosion. We got to end this here and so they try to do a new thing in the third film, which is they have Tommy Lee. Wallace has been there from the beginning actually turned down directing Halloween too, but I will do three. I can do it Justice now and they try to do a story that had absolutely nothing to do with Michael Myers. Yeah. And being an for very long time, it was the real stepchild of the series both I think in terms of its creators and the fans yet. What would you say many theories about how three is about a Warlock selling Halloween masks to children with pieces of Stonehenge in them and on Halloween night. The idea is that a ad for the masks will melt all the. Rens brains, and you see a great demonstration of that in probably the most iconic scene from Halloween three, where a young boy is watching the silver shamrock ad in their singing in it's however many more days till Halloween and the mask starts to sort of cave in on his face and implode on his face in crater, and there are maggots in worms and spiders and all of these wonderful things crawling out of the mask as his face just opening up into this sort of pit of hellish insects, and it really is frightening when I was a kid and I getting into genera and horror films. One of my aunts got me a three VHS pack of the first three halloweens. Who thing I love about that is it was it was a little bit before constantly competed in googling and making sense of things immediately. So I had no context for Halloween, three. I just watched it 'cause I watch them all sort of insect session and fell in love with it and but didn't get it. I didn't understand why it was this weird thing. I didn't understand why didn't have Michael Myers. I just knew there was masks and it was weird beyond. Compare. It really took hold in a major way to the point where I have a Halloween three tattoo. It's the three mass of your entire for. Yeah, yeah. Canola one of the big Halloween, that's right. Horrific masks, shoots from their fun. They're frightening and the dark.
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Halloween franchise would wind up imitating these films. It's like plagiarizing from someone who stole your homework and crumpled it up into a spitball and then threw it back in your face. But it did John didn't mean to their next movie. The fog was more of an old school horror film with ghost pirates than part of this psychopath slasher trend. The fog did okay, but not great. So when John and Deborah made Halloween to next, they were pressured to make sure that Halloween too was a big success which meant mimicking all the other slashers by getting super gory. It's clear that the franchise has changed from the first death. When a teen girl gets stabbed through the neck and blood spatters all over her face, there's a hammer to the head, a syringe in an eyeball, a syringe in a brain, a nurse somehow drained of blood, another nurse, stab with a scalpel and hoisted into the air. So we can see her shoes follow the worst is when a naked woman is dunked over and over. Over into a boiling hot tub and her skin cooks and peels away until you can see her school and John and Deborah and Jamie Lee Halloween too, was almost just as painful to make. It was awful literally because the hospital they shot at was right underneath an airplane flight path. So every couple minutes they would have to stop shooting and wait for the loud engine noise to go away. Also, Jamie Lee hated her wig, but most of all, they just didn't want to do a sequel here is where the lawsuits come in coloring producer, Irwin, yob, and thought they had a deal to make the fog with him. And when John and Deborah broke that deal Irwin pressured them to write and produce Halloween to kinda sorta under duress. But also with the promise of making some easy money. We're about to launch into a lot of talk about the rest of the sequels. So let's take a minute right here to be clear about who is running the Halloween franchise going forward. If you are a nerd for producer gossip. Awesome. And if not, here's just a quick story about how Hollywood works. Maybe you've wondered why keep talking about Irwin yob lens when halloween's opening credits ate moose stuff. A cod presents Mustafa cod was not a horrid guy. He was a director in the Lawrence of Arabia mold who wanted to make expensive historical desert epics in the Middle East. I'll let his son Malik describe him. My dad was an amazing, amazing figure full of life, huge personality, loved people, and he was always a center of attention. Fantastic storyteller, super funny and also very much a man of the world Irwin met Mustafa when he distributed Mustafa's first film Mohammad, messenger of God in America where it was renamed the message, the fact that my father would choose for his first big direct to'real debut one of the most sensitive subject matters. The story of the beginnings of Islam was very brave thing. Some would say bit crazy, but he was under toured on the night of the messages premier in nineteen seventy seven. A group of extremist took one hundred and forty, nine people hostage in Washington DC. They were angry that the message might deploy. Kicked to the prophet Muhammed. And so they demanded that Irwin and Mustafa cancel the premier, they did, but even so when hostage died, that awful night bonded Irwin Mustafa in shortly after Irwin had the idea for Halloween and he asked Mostapha for the money to make it Mustafa had access to a lot of money. Some of which came from Libyan dictator Moammar Kadhafi is that the same money Mustafa gave Irwin. It was Halloween possibly funded by Qaddafi. I got up the nerve to ask Irwin and Malik about it. That is a weird question. I guess that's something that we don't have the answers to our. I don't have the answers to, but. Qaddafi did in fact finance a big portion of the message who knows where it came from. It could have come from anywhere, but the Qaddafi was definitely putting money into Mustafa's projects that was a little awkward and inconclusive. But I had to ask anyway, when Halloween was finished, Irwin showed a cut to Mustafa who thought it was great and said, I want my name in the opening credits and since it was Mustafa's money or win agreed. And he later called that moment, the biggest regret of his life and eventually Mustafa's access to a big checkbook. Let him by control of the Halloween franchise. Here's what's happening to Halloween core crew. While the franchise goes on without them. You already know that John goes on to make some great films the thing and escape from New York in big trouble in little China. Meanwhile, Nick castle and Tommy Lee Wallace both get their own big breaks. Nick are graceful, Michael. Myers directs the Gregory Hines, dance musical tap. And Tommy finally gets us that clown mask. He rejected in favor of. Captain Kirk when he directs the original miniseries of Stephen king's it, his pennywise the clown gave audiences a new nightmare. Rickie I gotta blow loan. As for Debra hill after her breakup with John, she keeps producing his films for a while. And then she goes on to be a huge success on her own producing adventures in babysitting and clue in big top pee, wee and the dead zone, and the Fisher king. She is massively important instill in newspaper interviews. She gets asked if she's ever going to get married, she doesn't. But she becomes a mentor to so many other female producers who rise up after her. Deborah is one of the people I most wanted to talk to making this show, but she died of cancer in two thousand five. A really wish I could have met her Mustafa. Cod also died that same year in terrorist attack in Jordan, his son Malik that you just met made several of the sequel side by side with his dad, and then stepped up and took over along with the Weinstein's. So that is who is mostly responsible for all things Halloween going forward. There are nine Halloween sequels, and if you don't have time to watch them all this month, but you wanna sound super smart, super fast. I'm going to give you a breakdown of the whole thing. So get your. Knives, and you're hot, takes ready for an unmasked returns right after this quick break. Once again, this episode of Halloween unmasked is brought to you by shudder, the streaming service for everybody who wants to get super ghoulish this year and every year for the people who every day is Halloween. Shudder has the largest fastest growing specialized picked out for you by super nerds library of horror films that you can find online anywhere it is awesome. We're talking exclusive
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Psychological answer as to why MRs voorhees kills. Did you know that a young boy drowned the year before those two others were killed, the counselors went paying any attention. They were making love while that young boy drums. Oh yes. Sex equals death, gory, bloody death. One of the things Sean Cunningham noticed about Halloween is that it was for all of its, you know, scares and body count issues. It was pretty demure about the violence. So one of his ideas was to ramp up the on-screen violence to do that Sean hired, a special effects whiz named Tom Savini. Tom was a combat photographer in Vietnam and on the Friday, the thirteenth films, he had a mission, his mission on these films to hear him, say, was to create in himself, the feeling that he felt when he would see real life Gordon viscera in Vietnam. And at the same time, photographing that stuff in Vietnam kind of numbed him to it in a way. And it made you know, he looking at it from behind the photographers lens. He kind of became more about what a turn off arm looks like what someone who's torn in half looks like or who's blown in half by a grenade. And he took that that sort of clinical sensibility that he had developed maybe as. Shield in Vietnam and applied it to these slasher films. Next spurted blood faces were gashed by hatchets, eyeballs got shot through with EROs. And then at the end MRs voorhees got decapitated. You could see her head go flying. I mean, that makes me think that our whole donors in that group on slasher films almost got Vietnam by proxy. Maybe that might be a subconscious sort of reason for the slasher creased doing what it did. Is that how many, how many of those folks watching those movies in one thousand nine hundred ninety? Two had big brothers that went to Vietnam and came back different or didn't come back at all and or had heard stories or wash those newsreel clips. And we're maybe had nightmares about watching this stuff or hearing these stories. It's a way to sort of tame the boogeyman to kind of again, put put all that horrible stuff in a box and easy to digest, easily formatted box where you know what ABC lead to. And it's in a way. Soothing soothing might not be the word. We'd all pick critics called Friday the thirteenth, nauseating dreadful, sickening, gruesome and shamelessly bad genes. Cisco coach, cochon Cunningham quote, one of the most despicable creatures to infect the movie business. And then he and Roger Ebert spent a whole episode trashing bad Halloween knockoffs. A lot of people have the wrong idea. They identified these films with earlier thrillers like psycho or even our recent film like Halloween, which we both like these films aren't in the same category, these films hate women. And unfortunately, the audiences that go to them don't seem to like women too much either Cisco and Ebert and fill our right that something deepened psychological shifted in the audience when slasher films got bloodier. As we talked about earlier, we cared about Laurie strode and her friends. It wasn't easy to watch Linda in any die, but at least they're deaths weren't gross. They never took a hatchet to the face. I mean, we never even saw them bleed. We identified with Linda and Anne and Laurie, but we don't identify as much. With the victims in slasher films who are basically created just to get gruesomely murdered. There's two things happening here. One, there's a limit to our imagination. Wouldn't character unscreened gets like a paper cut. We wince because we empathize. But when someone gets brutally sawed in half in their guts are all over the place. That is something very, very far away from our life experience. And we mentally step back and point to these. Victims aren't written as lovingly as Debra hill wrote. Linda an anti, and Lori. They're just ground meat stuffed into a mold. You're introduced to your cast of characters, and they tend to not very, very much you've got, you know the the, the good girl and you've got the wild girl and you've got the comic relief. Honestly, that's kind of the deal we make when we buy a ticket preparing to watch a bunch of people die violently. We accept that these characters aren't deep, maybe even helps us step back, get emotional distance because when the characters are lame stock characters, you can make that switch from aching to protect them the way that you felt about Laurie to just be. I'm curious how creatively they'll die. There's gore, but the gore is, is on the level of a magic trick. You just want to see the different ways that they're killing people like this guy's getting it with gardens years. This person's getting it with chainsaw. This person's getting it with. Saw they use the whole tool shed their, which is what had Cisco in Hebrew so upset and to sit there surrounded by people who are identifying not with the victim, but with the attacker with a killer who are cheering. These killers on is a very scary experience. Yeah, the movies are played so that they really are in favour almost of the killer and really against the women cowering back. I don't think we can stress this too strongly that we're not talking about just a couple of films. It seems like we're getting new ones of the kind of films every other week. Cisco had a theory. I'm convinced that has something to do with the growth of the women's movement in America in the last decade. I think that these films are some sort of primordial response by some very sick people of men saying, get back in your place. Women. These women in the films are typically portrayed as independent as sexual as enjoying life and the killer typically that all the time, but most often is a man who was sexually frustrated with these new aggressive women. And so we. Strikes back at them. He throws knives at them. You can't deal with them. He cuts them up. He kills them get back in your place. It's the women's movement moment that a woman starts making decisions for herself. In these movies, you can almost bet she's going to end up paying with her life and horribly. A lot of these copycats, but it wasn't early true for Laurie strode or for John carpenter or for Debra hill, and that the Halloween
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Today's episode of Halloween unmasked is brought to you by shudder, the premium video streaming service for all of you who are geeks out there on shutt- right now, they actually have Halloween one, hollowing four and Halloween, five movies. We're gonna be talking about in this episode and if you wanna watch them right now, you can go to shudder for just four ninety nine a month. Forty, nine dollars a year and subscribe. And actually you can try it free right now fourteen days when you shutter dot com slash podcast and use the promo code on messed that is shudder s. h. u. d. e. r. dot com. Slash podcast promo code unmasked to get your Halloween nursery on right now. How now cried Arthur, but no one passed this way without a kite that so said the night, no polled and haughty manner. Don't like that story. Tommy Doyle boy critic used to want to hear old fashioned tales with classic heroes. Suddenly all this old stuff is boring and his babysitter. Laurie strode is confused fucking authors. Your favorite. Not me more now. Tommy's obsessed with junk. Forget the old stuff he wants what's new, even if it's formulaic, and even if he's gotta keep it stashed under the couch while you keep them under their mom to have them. Laser man. Neutron man. I can understand why tarantula man and the audiences watching Tommy and Laurie and nineteen Seventy-eight also left the theater obsessed with a new kind of story before Halloween. The biggest horror stars were Dracula and Frankenstein, and the devil classic nightmares as vulnerable as King. Arthur after Halloween. After this low budget movie made millions. There were slasher killers like Michael, Myers. Thanks to those copycats Halloween is the moment win. Like Tommy our tastes changed, which is what today's episode is about slasher copycats and Halloween sequels. And what happened to whore after nineteen Seventy-eight Holloway, lean is the demarcation point between the modern harm movie versus the horror movie from way back. It would have been foolish to think nobody who's gonna rip it off. I mean, which shocking is how many people ripped it off and how shamelessly Bill Simmons loves Halloween the way that Tommy loves comic books mostly. But he's got some quibbles believe me. No movie has. More stupid flaws than Halloween one, and we still love it anyway. And then something monster floss. Monster flies. Oh my God. Well, to start with, I mean, I've always been fascinated by the car, so Myers escapes. He takes Dr. Luma says car. There's no way he would know how to drive. Bill has a problem with the fact that Michael can drive even though he's been institutionalized since he was eight. And that question gets brought up in the movie to now for God's sakes and can't drive a car. What's doing very well last night every someone round here gave him lessons, but somehow hops in the car and his off, and then drives the hundred and fifty miles to Hatfield. The car apparently is like the earliest version of tesla ever. Never never needs gas, anything. He's just driving around Hatfield all day stock you babysitters. Okay, fair. Let me run the numbers. The car that Michael Steele's is a nineteen Seventy-eight. Ford LTD station wagon that gets on average eleven miles to the gallon, which means it can go about two hundred miles on a full tank. So yes, unless Luma said, hit pause on man's, blaming the nature of evil to pull over in fill up on the way to the mental hospital. Michael should have run out of gas before nightfall. Anything else. There's a lot of flaws. Nobody calls in the mysterious guy with the mask who's driving around town. Creepy creepy green station wagon that's never called into the police. And then Dr Loomis. They have this whole plan of. Of should we tell the haddonfield that this escape maniac is on loose and he's like, now they'll see them on every street corner. It's like maybe that's a good idea. He just escaped from a mental hospital and he's here to murder. Everybody. We should tell them the biggest fond, though movie, though the sheriff whose daughter gets her throat slit, but. The sheriffs are dad knows that the escape maniac is out. There doesn't give the heads up to the daughter. I have a daughter, guess what? My daughter's not babysitting. When the escaped home aside or maniac is back in town. She's she's given up the job or go, I'm sending a cop over there to be safe, bad Jemma. The debt just was bad jab. And yet ultimately none of those problems matter to Bill in. Here's the thing when you've seen a movie like three hundred and thirty times you, you start to pick things apart, right? So this is off of love. I love Halloween, Bill lows, Halloween so much that he's let me your host, Amy, Nicholson. I make this whole podcast about it. Bill was the same age. As Tommy Doyle. When he saw Halloween in his tastes changed overnight to he got obsessed with slash movies and saw as many as he could. Even when he knew that like laserman neutron man, tarantula man, they were just repeating a formula. So hollow in rip off movies prom, Nate, he knows you're alone. He knows you're alone was like basically Halloween again, New Year's evil, happy birthday to me, silent, scream terror, train the prowler. My bloody Valentine also lash movies, all with final girls almost all set on special occasions and all these movies. Go to hell couch, but even if you agree with Bill on this episode of Halloween masks, we're gonna talk about what happened in horror wants. Everyone started to rip off Michael Myers, and then we're going to get into the sequels where the Halloween franchise started copying the copycats. We're going to cover thirty years of films from the slasher craze of the late seventies early eighties to rob zombies controversial. Halloween reboots unleashed a decade ago. That is a lot of horror history to cover. So I've invited to awesome hor experts under today show. Let's start by talking to fan Goria magazine's editor in chief, Phil Nobile, junior, I think people saw Halloween is a really easy to copy template because it's it is simplicity itself. It's a very small cast. It is a confined series of locations. It's a very simple premise, and it's got a great hook whether that's a summer camp or whether that's a high school gymnasium on prom night, whether that's a train that's got up bunch of people partying on it, you can. You can replicate. The the general scenario of Halloween and swap out almost any specifics. And as they learned, people will come and see it. The first film to test that very was Friday the thirteenth. As we mentioned in our Jamie Lee Curtis episode, it was created by a softcore porn guy named Sean Cunningham, Sean, sell young girls, and guys having sex and getting stabbed and he thought, hey, I can do that. So he did at camp. Crystal lake on another spooky holiday Friday, the thirteenth, starting a killer who started out as a crazy heartbroken, mom and then became her immortal, Mask-wearing son. I think there's a cynicism evident in Friday, the thirteenth at betrays Sean Cunningham's pornography origins. He's he's a guy who's in business. He's not an artist. He's not pretending to be an artist. He's on the scene to make money, and he very wisely sees something coming with Halloween and is pretty much first in line to sort of milk that cow and it was clearly Halloween Ripa. It was like, Michael Myers is now at summer camp. And this mute killer has a bigger knife and a bigger body count. But even though it was an obvious copy Friday, the thirteenth was a huge success. Both films were cheap flicks that basically printed money and so are a lot of the films that followed. But with worse and worse quality and worse box office. What I think happened is that Halloween created a template and then right before it went to the printers Friday, the thirteenth scribbled all over it so that the other movies in the slasher goldrush misread what Halloween did so. Well, Halloween was realistic insincere and mysterious in bloodless Friday. The thirteenth is cartoonish in unapologetic with a pet psychological
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"John graduated. And even though he seemed too big for bowling green, he stuck around. He even just stayed at western Kentucky university, which as you know, is not just his hometown. It's his literal home because he is still living in this log cabin on campus. But one day while he was a student at western Kentucky university, John took a school trip that would prove to be faithful through the levers county insane asylum. I collagen class in fifty years ago by the way sanitariums were, shall we say more gothic. Anyway, you know, they're, they are the real folks and who are mentally disturbed and there's this one guy. Look, he like evil incarnate. This expression on his face. I don't know what was wrong with him. I don't know what he's his problem was, but he looked like he wanted to kill me. Eight me fifty years later. John still remembers that face Louis look like a murder, and that was kind of the backstory for Michael monitors at home. We. The back back back story because here is what has to happen. Next, Tommy has to elbow John to leave bowling. Green. Tommy takes his weirdo friend, the library, they pull out this huge heavy book listing all of the colleges in America, and the boys flipped their way to the film school at the university of southern California. That's Los Angeles. That's Hollywood. John leaves. Tommy follows these to rock and roll. Kids are gonna meet their movie idols in meet their third best friend together. They will start off winning an Oscar, then they'll make a flop, then they'll make a sort of flop. And then they will meet an old school Hollywood wiz who thinks he can make John a star in John will fall in love with Debra hill. This brilliant, wild haired girl who co write and produce Halloween, the movie that will turn him in her and all of their friends intellegence in that list of France included Jamie Lee, Curtis, a teenage actors who just happens to be the daughter of Janet Lee that blunt actress that John cannot stop watching and touch of evil. Psycho. I was linked to my mother as I said. All the way done line. I've been linked to my mother and father from my birth because I'm a famous kit the next ten years from nineteen sixty to nineteen Seventy-eight will change horror forever because that is John takes the hidden evil that he saw Kentucky, and he turns it into this movie that will terrify audiences around the world. Good, bowling, green. Thank you for giving Halloween setting. It's soul. What is it about the suburbs that scary? How everything and I, it's just it's not a place that you think they think evil take place, but it's, you know, people. People are trapped in there and they scheme. There's there's trouble in the suburbs, always and Deborah, give Halloween town, a name, the name of her hometown hadn't field doctored in what having feel is, and we children all lined up in rows up and down these streets. You're telling me they're lined up for a slaughterhouse. They could be. They will be. Join this letter episode to subscribe to unmask in stay tuned, or should I say. Don't get dressed. Colleen. Unmasked is a co production of the ringer and neon home media. It was written and hosted by me, Amy, Nicholson and our producers, our Jonathan Hirsch Zach, MAC in Greta, Weber production assistance from McMullan and car in Nevada, an additional support in a special. Thanks to Bill Simmons, Sean, fantasy, Juliet limit, and ultra special. Thanks to you creeps for listening to Halloween masks.
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Those are the horror films that the big studios were making in that if you wanted something more disreputable in the margin, say at the drive, ins were horror films are also toying the country. You could watch the movie where van full of hippies just happened to break down in Texas and go knocking for help at a house that just happened to be a family of chainsaw wielding cannibals. That is terrifying that it's probably something you can also avoid. Halloween's, Michael. Myers was different. Michael Myers marched into the suburbs. He marched into the bedrooms of ordinary Anytown who hadn't done anything at all. There was nothing you did with him down. No one was. John carpenter's Halloween cut through all the complications in the coincidences and the contrivances it slashed away the safety net between audiences and horror movies like a knife with a knife, it, murdered tradition, and people loved it. How we became the most successful independent movie ever made an held at record for twenty two years Halloween changed her and it changed Hollywood. It inspired slasher copycats a whole psych ward of screwed up. Killers, Jason voorhees FREDDY, Krueger cemeteries of hacked up Fame's. There were sequels in crossovers. Jason went to Manhattan. A liberal con went to space, slasher movies, stuffed video stores. So many that eventually John murdered itself, and yet we can't escape Michael Myers, four decades later. He's still haunts us like hunt his favorite victim, Laurie strode in ordinary. Go from haddonfield, Illinois played by very not ordinary girl named Jamie Lee. Curtis, her first film and her forever role to have a character last forty years, and you're the character. That's crazy. And I've had married careers. I've raised two kids and I've been married a long time and yet, you know, Laurie strode will always be this beautiful girl that I will be known for and known as forty years. Four decades. Jamie Lee has grown up with Laura Stroud. We all have and this month, the fortieth anniversary of John carpenter's the first film. She's playing Laurie strode again and anew, Halloween where very mild spoiler alert here she stops being the victim and starts hunting, Michael. That is who Laureus today. Laurie strode could be a metoo voice for people who've had violence perpetrated on them. And you know, Laurie Strodes violence is fake. It's not real, but in a movie to see a character come around forty years later and say, no more. Hashtag me too. Is powerful. A, you know, maybe the three most important decisions around the movie. Were that idea and having John Jamie involved, how important was John carpenter's blessing? John carpenter's blessing was. Vital because if he didn't do it, I wasn't going to do it really one hundred percent and a hundred percent. I was not going to do it producer Jason, Blum specializes in making horror movies that are smart and cheap and have scary, relevant, social impact. He made the purge he made get out. And now he's made this brand new powerfully feminist Halloween now, horror movies since Frankenstein since the beginning of time have had social messages. So there's nothing new about doing that. But the person who was the best at it was John carpenter. So he looms very, very large at blunt house in all of our psyche. So let's get into John carpenter psyche and explore what inspired him or really scared him into creating halloween's bloodbath town of haddonfield to understand hadn't field. We need to talk about John's childhood, which was is located in strange and creative and violent, and it was the map that guided him to make Hellene. Let's go on that journey with him right after this.
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"Happy, halloween. It was the first time that was a movie just to make him scream. A woman stood up in the middle of the theater and screened out loud, a horror movie special. If it's scary, this is something that's very real. This is something that happens to women that experience of being followed of having somebody watching your every move. This is screwed up mind. This is a fragment person. He's a pure unknowable evil, and that's what makes Halloween perfect. Michael, Myers, Halloween is conic. I think the scariest part was that he, he doesn't die at the end. So near ten, it's still out there. What makes it great or movie is one thing a great story. My entire movie business is more informed by John carpenter than any other single director. Look into an messed, the ringers eight part dive into the soul of Michael Myers, the story of how he came to life the lives. He touched sometimes the knife and how he changed for and Hollywood forever without saying word. I'm film critic, Amy, Nicholson, and I'll be doing a lot of the talking along with all of the voices. You just heard and more that includes John carpenter, Jamie, Lee, Curtis, and everyone brave enough to enter my recording there over the next eight episodes unmasked and and you are going to learn a lot of things. We're going to start by getting to know John carpenter the future prince of darkness when he was a strange kid determined to make movies. Get your vision on how she living for why you live. We're going to psychoanalyze Michael Myers and his psychiatrist. Dr Loomis. The concern here is that there's enough information provided that would lead us to assume that Loomis misdiagnosed buyers are beloved scream Queen Jamie Lee. Curtis tells us why people need to stop carrying that Laurie strode is virgin. You know what I was Virginia seventeen high school. A lot of girls virgins, seventeen in high school and why she's comeback again to horror films when she hates watching them, we're going to get into the sequels for good and bad and the knockoffs which are mostly bad. We're gonna meet psychiatrists and producers and photographers. We're gonna talk to musicians and mask makers, and we're gonna talk to the filmmakers who grew up on Halloween and found a modern way to tap its Austira Bauer director, David Gordon green who just made his own Halloween a follow up. So worthy of being in the how low cannon that both junk arbiter, Angie mealy returned John. On the new spine tingling soundtrack and Jamie with a powerful Laurie strode who has done being afraid. We wanted to make something that was about the essence of evil and the power with n our protagonist overcome that and make it very simple and very straightforward, but take what we love about Laurie strode and give her a an empowerment project as how opening shot proved. We are all Michael hires. Now that's scary. But before we do all of that, let's start with the fast history of movies to find out why Halloween was so shocking. So guess when the first hor film was born, okay, I'll tell you it was eighteen ninety six. That is eighty two years before Halloween would change her forevermore. It was called the haunted castle, and it was directed by George Maleas who you might know from his more famous film, a trip to the moon, what he's doing in this film in eighteen ninety six in the super earlier film is he's holding the cameras still. It never moves..
"halloween" Discussed on Halloween Unmasked
"There's trouble. A teenage girl named Laurie strode crosses a quiet street toward an ordinary house to find her friends. Laurie doesn't know that her friends are dead, and she doesn't know that she's walking right toward the mass killer. Michael Myers, the audience is losing its mind halfway through the walk across the street. A woman stood up in the middle of the theater and screamed out loud. How and. The movie is Halloween. And how. It was like it was a breath of fresh putrid air. I mean, Michael, Myers, Halloween is conic. He's a pure unknowable evil. I'm some critic, Amy, Nicholson in this is Halloween on messed a podcast series from the ring or celebrating the remarkable and terrifying rise of America's most revolutionary horror film Halloween is Purba exercise, artists Spence, and it has no socially redeeming value whatsoever is simple, a guy a mask a knife, but the story behind it isn't John carpenter was inspired by the evil. He saw around him real life, serial killers, racism, an inmate. He met at an asylum that he looked like he wanted to kill me, eight me. They look like a murder. Evil is real born capable of being serial killers, but we get unmade. Starting October. First, we're gonna spend eight episodes talking to everyone who made Halloween and everyone who loves Halloween to understand how this cheap horror movie captivated audiences and changed a John raw. Nobody knew l. wing was going to become what it has become subscribe on apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast to Halloween unmasked and watch your back. I think the scariest part was that he doesn't die at the end. So when your ten, it's still out there.