Home | News | Horror News Retro: John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN TV Debut

Horror News Retro: John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN TV Debut

When I was young, the only way for me to see a horror film was by watching it on network television, edited, commercials and all. Although I didn’t see it until Halloween night in 1982, John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) debuted on NBC-TV on Friday, October 30, 1981, the same day that Rick Rosenthal’s Halloween II was released theatrically. I always loved watching the bumpers/advertisements on television for movies when they premiered, and Halloween had a creepy intro; the movie also had twelve additional minutes added to pad it out to the two-hour time slot and to tie in the relationship between Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis in a terrific performance) Michael Audrey Myers (William Shatner’s face mask in a terrifying performance).

Click on the link below to see the NBC bumper from 32 years ago…
NBC Friday Night at the Movies presents HALLOWEEN 1981

Check Also

THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM

THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM – New poster and Trailer!

In this psychological thriller from the director of Eagle Eye and Disturbia, Dana and David move from Brooklyn to a …

HENRY THE PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER

HENRY: THE PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER Restored in 4K Comes To Theaters In October

THE FILM THAT REWROTE THE RULES ON CINEMATIC VIOLENCE RETURNS IN THEATERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.