Tricked by his cunning ... Treated to his savagery ... Annie, Linda and Laurie ... fresh, pretty, ready to be taken ... stalked by a sadistic power who has returned to claim new victims, on this ... the most frightening night of the year.
I have had this book a million and one years and I love it so much! I love the old Halloween movies like you wouldn't believe. Watched them over and over as a kid and still to this day. I enjoyed the book a great deal, there are a few little tidbits added to the book that are not in the movie. I loved how you get the thoughts of Laurie and some other characters in the book that's not JUST in the movie!
The gory little figure turned and stepped over the fallen furniture and scattered clothing and ...more
This is the novelization by Curtis Richards based on the original screenplay done for the film by John Carpenter & Debra Hill.
IF YOU KNEW BY HEART THE FILM...IS IT WORTHY TO READ THE NOVEL?
Quick answer... YES!!!
...but those are movies. You can always turn the television off if you get too scared. You can't turn off real life.
I had already watched the film several times in the past, but since I was able to get a copy of it like four years ago, I set a "tradition" to watch the fil/>/> ...more
It's 1963.......Take a trip to Haddonfield, Illinois for a spook-filled time of goblins and witches, scary Jack-o-lanterns and the real bogeyman if. you. dare. as 6 year old Michael Myers answers the demanding wicked voices in his head with a violent attack on HALLOWEEN night.
Dressed as a clown, and later referred to as "IT" (sound familiar Stephen King fans?) even after 15 years in exile at the Warren County Sanitarium, Michael returns and the evil is still not gone, only darker and more viciously savage.
My wonderful vintage copy (see bookcover) osavage.Mynight.DressedDIE"It's ...more
- My Description -
Halloween - The time of year for the giving of candy and fear of ghosts.
Halloween 1963 - Young Michael Myers brutally stabs his older sister with a large kitchen knife.
He is sent to an insane asylum where he sits for 15 years till one night, Halloween 1978.
Michael returns to Haddonfield.
He's come home for unfinished business.
He's come home to kill.
- My Review -
For anyone who has watched and loved the movie, Halloween, you'll love this book.
It gives deeper insight to the back ...more
(Cover of the first Bantam mass-market printing from 1979. I don't normally read novelizations, but this one supposedly adds a lot of depth and backstory to Michael Myers. Too bad it's nearly impossible to find in decent condition for less than $100, which is crazy.)
Halloween, based on the now iconic horror movie, was one of a number of film related horror titles Bantam books was doing at the t ...more
John Carpenter's Halloween...the no-brainer "Set on Halloween" book. A classic, one of the original slashers. Often imitated. Interestingly enough, until today, I'd never seen the movie.
I fell into this perfectly. It wasn't until I started the book and read the blurb that I realized that this book is a novelization of the film. That discouraged me a little because just the idea of a book based on screenplay sounds like a rip off. Can you create an iceburg from the top down?
Turns out, you can. Or at least Curtis Richards can. Idown?Turnsmovie. I ...more
I was pleasantly surprised - this gives the characters so much more depth, and we find out so much more about Michael Myers and what makes him tick. We see how a curse in ancient Northern Ireland led to an evil soul doomed to walk the earth, repeating evil deeds over and over - and how it eventually ended up affecting Michael's Grandfather and then h ...more
It delves into the reasoning of Michael Myers, the reason he is so creepy is because he's just there for no apparent cause. It's much more creepier to some random guy just kill 3 people (As an adult, in THIS movie, snyway) with no remorse or feeling. Loomis was a nice element in this, he was the only one actually trying to stop Michael.
The end, having Michael shot 6 times over the balcony of the Doyle house (An error ...more
(Side note: Thank whomever I didn't see it during its release. I was six!) ...more
Here's my review.
What a ride! As a fan of the 1978 film, when I found out there was a novelization, I was already hooked. "Halloween" delves into the world of killer, Michael Myers who began his killing pursuit at the age of 6. The book goes where the film did not. It ...more
This deta ...more
The background behind the voice was given at the beginning of the book. It was interesting, dark and sad all at the same time but most importantly, it helped explain the existence and owner of the voice. The part where Michael killed hi ...more
Lovecraft put it best: “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear ...more
Very good, which is probably not something that's said too often about novelisations.
With more background information about the happenings on the eve of Samhain, we come to understand why Michael did what he did and became the monster we have grown to love to hate.
This book also takes you along the screenplay of the movie. Great book. I can't emphasize it enough.
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