The franchise predominately focuses on the fictional character of Michael Myers who was committed to a sanitarium as a child for the murder of his older sister, Judith Myers. Fifteen years later, he escapes to stalk and kill the people of Haddonfield, Illinois while being chased by his former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. Michael’s killings occur on the holiday of Halloween. Starring the Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis Halloween is a classic horror franchise.
TRICK OR TREAT? Um, it’s the Heebie Jeebie Babes Podcast HALLOWEEN EPISODE, so it’s obviously a TREAT! On top of all of your good horror talk, Ellie and Nora swap some creepy urban legends and talk about what it’s like for amateurs to plan and produce a podcast. Also, no one asks for trick or treats, but some get treats anyway. WHO’S THE LUCKY SPOOK?
The spooky doesn’t end with this episode, so subscribe for year-round creepy chatter. If you like this production from the babes, be sure to rate us on the podcast platform you’re listening from. Also be sure to find us on Facebook and Twitter for daily spooky content!
Prolific director Bryan Singer takes a turn towards horror as the producer of this Halloween shocker directed by X2 and Superman Returns screenwriter Mike Dougherty. With four interwoven tales concerning a high-school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer, a college-age virgin who’s saving herself for that special someone, a woman whose hatred of Halloween is only exceeded by her husband’s love of the mischievous holiday, and a callous group of teens who carry out an unforgivably cruel prank, this fall frightener mixes Tarantino-style storytelling with the kind of chills that can only occur on the darkest day of the year. Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker, and Leslie Bibb all star in a Halloween treat that’s sure to deliver a few nasty tricks. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
If you haven’t watched Stranger things you definitely need to. It’s not hardcore horrrk, definitely more of a horror/mystery/sci-fi mix. It’s in my (ellie) too five favorite shows of all time. Time to binge watch this fabulous show!
31 Days of Horror Day 27& 28: Stranger Things
A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
Lack of spooky starting to SUCK? Well, it’s time to get BATTY for episode 4! The babes are going surprising you with a bonus round of “Here’s The Thing” for October! This week, Ellie shares the interesting origin tale of vampires, while Nora explores the history of vampires in literature and fiction. Don’t worry, nothing about this episode SUCKS!
If you want more spooky, subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes! We’re also on Twitter and Facebook for all of your social media stalking.
This episode is the one of many episodes in a monthly series called “So Here’s The Thing About,” where we look at creepy things that almost everyone knows about. If there’s a type of creature, trope, or element that regularly appears in horror fiction, then we’ll probably be devoting an episode to it.
John Carpenter’s The Thing is both a remake of Howard Hawks’ 1951 film of the same name and a re-adaptation of the John W. Campbell Jr. story “Who Goes There?” on which it was based. Carpenter’s film is more faithful to Campbell’s story than Hawks’ version and also substantially more reliant on special effects, provided in abundance by a team of over 40 technicians, including veteran creature-effects artists Rob Bottin and Stan Winston. The film opens enigmatically with a Siberian Husky running through the Antarctic tundra, chased by two men in a helicopter firing at it from above. Even after the dog finds shelter at an American research outpost, the men in the helicopter (Norwegians from an outpost nearby) land and keep shooting. One of the Norwegians drops a grenade and blows himself and the helicopter to pieces; the other is shot dead in the snow by Garry (Donald Moffat), the American outpost captain. American helicopter pilot MacReady (Kurt Russell, fresh from Carpenter’s Escape From New York) and camp doctor Copper (Richard Dysart) fly off to find the Norwegian base and discover some pretty strange goings-on. The base is in ruins, and the only occupants are a man frozen to a chair (having cut his own throat) and the burned remains of what could be one man or several men. In a side room, Copper and MacReady find a coffin-like block of ice from which something has been recently cut. That night at the American base, the Husky changes into the Thing, and the Americans learn first-hand that the creature has the ability to mutate into anything it kills. For the rest of the film the men fight a losing (and very gory) battle against it, never knowing if one of their own dwindling number is the Thing in disguise. Though resurrected as a cult favorite, The Thing failed at the box office during its initial run, possibly because of its release just two weeks after Steven Spielberg’s warmly received E.T.The Extra-Terrestrial. Along with Ridley Scott’s futuristic Alien, The Thing helped stimulate a new wave of sci-fi horror films in which action and special effects wizardry were often seen as ends in themselves.
Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish. The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name.
This is my favorite movie of ALL TIME!!! And remember: In space, no one can hear you scream…
31 Days of Horror Day 25: Alien
“In space, no one can hear you scream.” A close encounter of the third kind becomes a Jaws-style nightmare when an alien invades a spacecraft in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic. On the way home from a mission for the Company, the Nostromo’s crew is woken up from hibernation by the ship’s Mother computer to answer a distress signal from a nearby planet. Capt. Dallas’s (Tom Skerritt) rescue team discovers a bizarre pod field, but things get even stranger when a face-hugging creature bursts out of a pod and attaches itself to Kane (John Hurt). Over the objections of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), science officer Ash (Ian Holm) lets Kane back on the ship. The acid-blooded incubus detaches itself from an apparently recovered Kane, but an alien erupts from Kane’s stomach and escapes. The alien starts stalking the humans, pitting Dallas and his crew (and cat) against a malevolent killing machine that also has a protector in the nefarious Company.
Only one more week until Halloween!!!! Get ready for this hidden gem!
31 Days of Horror Day 24: The Hallow
Deep within the darkness of secluded forest land in rural Ireland dwells an ancient evil. Feared by the nearby superstitious villagers as cursed creatures who prey upon the lost, their secrets have been kept from civilization and remain on their hallowed ground. But when a conservationist from London moves in with his wife and infant child in order to survey the land for future construction, his actions unwittingly disturb the horde of demonic forces. Alone in a remote wilderness, he must now ensure his family’s survival from their relentless attacks.
This movie will definitely keep you up at night. Good luck with the insomnia and paranoia!!!
31 Days of Horror Day 23: Sinister
Sinister is a frightening new thriller from the producer of the Paranormal Activity films and the writer-director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Ethan Hawke plays a true crime novelist who discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror.
Alright guys! Time for some of my favorite campy, cheesy, meta movies of all time!
31 Days of Horror Day 22: Scream Marathon
Scream: The sleepy little town of Woodsboro just woke up screaming. There’s a killer in their midst who’s seen a few too many scary movies. Suddenly, nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody… Sidney, the quiet high school beauty with an ugly past… Billy, her faithful boyfriend with a frustrated sex life… Tatum, her cute best friend with a answer for everything… Casey, the lovely blonde who knows her thrillers… Geeky Randy, the scary movie fanatic… Stuart, the wild partier… Gale, the overeager TV reporter… even Dewey, the syrupy-sweet police officer. The only hope is to stay one step ahead of this crazed slasher–know your trivia. The clues are there; are you good enough to see them?
Scream 3: In the third and final episode of the Scream trilogy, Sidney realizes that she can no longer escape her past. Inspired by horror movies, the killer once again returns, but this time all trilogy rules are broken.
Scream 4: In Scream 4, Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill (played by Emma Roberts) and her Aunt Kate (Mary McDonnell). Unfortunately Sidney’s appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.