U.S., 1978, 91 min, 2K DCP, Dir. John Carpenter, Rated R, Specticast
“Halloween is an absolutely merciless thriller, a movie so violent and scary that, yes, I would compare it to Psycho.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
John Carpenter invented the slasher genre with this classic horror film. The birth of Michael Myers sees a true indie film molded in the wake of the gritty cinema of the 1970's with style and tension coming out of its ears. As much as Carpenter is indebted to Hitchcock's Psycho, he inserts his own auteurist eye and edge. The film stars a young Jamie Lee Curtis (daughter of Psycho’s famous Janet Leigh) in a break out role. Fifteen years after six-year old Michael murders his sister and is committed to a mental institution, the crazed serial killer returns home to finish what he started. With a low budget and lean crew, Carpenter himself retained only $10k but wisely got 10% of the box office. At 70 million, he came out okay!
The Gables Cinema presents the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday at 11:30 pm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the waitline 30 mins after showtime.
As a member, you are supporting the continued success of our After Hours program. Yearly After Hours membership pays for itself with reduced-price tickets at $5.00 instead of $8.00. Online ticket fees are waived for After Hours screenings and 4 free tickets to our regular price screenings are included.