Sunday, October 30, 2016

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 30

Trick or treat!
I can't let Halloween pass without a viewing of John Carpenter's Halloween, but as has been the case for the past several years, its only broadcast is on AMC, (tonight at 10PM) which is just intolerable because of the amount of commercial they shove into it. I was just watching a little bit of it right now, and they actually cut to a commercial as Laurie is walking up the stairs and about to find...well, for the two people who haven't seen the movie, I won't spoil it. I'll just say it's NOT the right place to stick in a happy commercial for a car.

I'm not sure why AMC has the monopoly on it and all its inferior sequels, but it IS available to stream via Amazon and iTunes, so at least there's that option. Luckily I have a nice Bluray I can watch, although I usually just end up watching the first half. I love how the movie is able to set up the mood of a brisk Halloween day, as it slowly turns in to night. If it wasn't for the all the green leaves, and a few palm trees here and there, you'd almost believe it wasn't filmed in Los Angeles.

OK fine, maybe it doesn't really look like a town in Illinois, but I still love it.

1 comment:

Caffeinated Joe said...

I have multiple versions of the film on DVD and Blu-Ray, too, but I love watching on AMC during FearFest. I like the sense of community, knowing others are watching, too. If I want the unedited, uninterrupted version, I can always pop a DVD in. But I also want to watch live and tweet and enjoy the experience, I love it.