October 5

Halloween, 1978

Welcome to the first episode of the 2018 Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers Halloween Horror October Extravaganza! This week the boys are bringing their Chicago brethren, the Mighty Mighty Mike Vanderbilt back to sleep over and discuss a classic that turns 40 this year and a film franchise that has a new installment releasing into theaters this month. That’s right, J. Blake and Dion Baia are taking on the trend-setting cult horror classic by the master… John Carpenter‘s Halloween, from 1978!


Halloween 1978 Poster

The three caballeros get right into it, dissecting Carpenter‘s style and proposing many questions they hope to answer. Being as Vanderbilt and Blake both have interviewed the legendary auteur -among many others connected to the series- the fellas try to lend their expertise and lay out why this film became an absolute classic, as well as a trailblazer for the entire slasher film subgenre. So grab your buckets of pizza, your mega-jolt colas (or as in Dion‘s case, something with a little extra ‘kick’), cause the boys are pulling out all the stops on the first installment of the 2018 Saturday Night Movie Sleepover Halloween Horror October Extravaganza!


Here’s the original trailer to the 1978 film!

Check out this actual 1979 audience reaction to the climatic scene of Halloween!

Take a look at these extra scenes shot during the production of Halloween II, to be specifically inserted into the television version of the original 1978 film.

Have a look at the new documentary For the Love of the Boogeyman, which features our very own, J. Blake!

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Posted October 5, 2018 by admin in category "Classic", "Horror", "Slasher Film", "Thriller


  1. By Jose A. Rivera on

    Hell yes! Very excited about this episode. I’ve been saving it for a day like today where there’s a ton of work and I need it. I’m only 47 minutes into the episode but so far listening has confirmed one thing for me: if I ever want to meet John Carpenter, don’t tell him a story! Do like Soup Nazi rules: no extraneous comments, just be polite and you’re good to go lol

    I’m gonna listen to the rest of the episode on my walk home (and try to get Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein in, too) but I love that you’re covering the first Halloween. Much like you guys, it’s a great Carpenter flick, but not one that’s in my top five.

    Also, Mike Vanderbilt had me when he mentioned Streets of Fire. I’m waiting for the day you guys cover that one as it’s one of my favorite movies!

    1. By admin (Post author) on

      Hey Jose!!
      Great to hear from you! Yes, it sounds like there could be a particular protocol to meeting Mr. Carpenter. Lol Hope you’ve liked out recent output. And yeah, Mike loves Streets of Fire. We’ve had that mentioned to us more than once (maybe by you too lol). Thank you sir, glad you’re good and keep up the good fight. And thanks as always, for listening. You are the man. 🙂

      1. By Jose A. Rivera on

        Definitely by me. I’ve been saying Streets of Fire for a long time lol But now I’m afraid that if you guys do cover it, it’ll be so overhyped that you may not enjoy it. That’s a movie where, the less you know about it going in, the more you’ll enjoy it. I had no clue the movie existed when I saw it on TBS’ Dinner and a movie and instantly fell in love with it.

        Also, thanks for putting up the pics of the Frankenstein model kit. That thing looks so cool!

        1. By admin (Post author) on

          Hey Jose! Yes, I think one day we will get to Streets of Fire… it is a favorite of Chicago’s Mighty Mike Vanderbilt as well. And yes, that model is wicked! I miss doing all those things. Thanks as always Jose. You the man. -Dion

  2. By Jose A. Rivera on

    Dammit, the model kit comment was supposed to go to the Frankenstein episode lol


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