Halloween 1978 + 2018


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Recorded on October 10, 2020

This is a long one, so use the timestamps below to jump around as needed.

Wild Pretty Things is an independent podcast about dangerous women, and women in danger, looking at contemporary entertainment with a focus on feminism. WPT is a podcast for adults; we use adult language and discuss mature topics, such as teenage sex and other ways to impale people with phallic objects. This episode we’re covering Halloween, the original 1978 film, and it’s retconning 2018 sequel. We will spoil all of both movies, and potentially other entries in the franchise.

Melissa and Jarret are joined by return guest Chris Naes, drummer for Jarret’s band Tape History.

Sharp Objects: recent or relevant cultural artifacts we want to recommend or discuss


Enola Holmes (Netflix)


Misbehavior - (VoD) - Directed by Phillippa Lowthrope and written by Rebecca Frayn and Gaby Chiappe starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley.


AHS season 9: 1984 (Hulu & Netflix)


Fargo (Hulu)

The Boyz (Prime)

Oz (HBO)

Joe Hill - Full Throttle


email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildprettythingspod/

twitter: @WildPrettyPod https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod

Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram

Melissa’s other show: Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ a Mad Men rewatch podcast

chrisnaesdrums / Chris Naes


Topic 1: Halloween (1978)
  • influences: Black Christmas (1974), Psycho (1960), Touch Of Evil (1958), Suspiria (1977) & Deep Red aka The Hatchet Murders (1975), Westworld (1973)
  • other 70s horror: Jaws (1975), Dawn of the Dead (1979), Alien (1979), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  • 1978: best picture The Deer Hunter (Vietnam War), Damien: Omen II (June), Grease, Superman, I Spit On Your Grave
  • Someone’s Watching Me (Carpenter made for TV movie) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTGFWOTacdg


cast, crew, production, score, etc.


recap & plot analysis


concluding thoughts


Topic 2: Halloween (2018)


2018 favs

C: Into The Spiderverse, Solo, The Mule, Annihilation, Mandy

M: Annihilation, Beast, Blockers, The Favourite

J: Eighth Grade, Burning, Black Panther, Hereditary, BlackKkKlansman, Oceans 8

2:38:00 production details, cast, etc.


Directed by David Gordon Green

Written by Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green (Your Highness)

Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie

Andi Matichak as Allyson Nelson, Laurie's granddaughter.

Judy Greer as Karen Nelson, Laurie's estranged daughter.

Toby Huss as Ray Nelson, Karen's husband, Allyson's father and Laurie's son-in-law.

Virginia Gardner as Vicky, Allyson's best friend.

Dylan Arnold as Cameron Elam, Allyson's boyfriend and son of one of Tommy’s bullies.

Drew Scheid as Oscar, their friend

Miles Robbins as Dave, Vicky’s boyfriend (Blockers)

Will Patton as Deputy Frank Hawkins

Haluk Bilginer as Dr. Ranbir Sartain, Michael's psychiatrist and Samuel Loomis's former student.

James Jude Courtney as Michael Myers


Plot recap & analysis


concluding thoughts on 2018 sequel and comparisons to original

The Hecate Trio: maiden, mother, crone




speculation for next two movies

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Disasterpeace - It Follows Theme https://music.disasterpeace.com/album/it-follows

Esben & the Witch - The Wolf’s Sun https://esbenandthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/older-terrors

John Carpenter - Halloween Theme

Rick Lancaster - Underneath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC9vlVV3FYc&list=PL6O8R1id6scemg0B7TBBQfIup6B-lMEOC&index=4

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - John Carpenter’s Halloween https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr190-trent-reznor-atticus-ross-john-carpenters-halloween

Mac Qualye - American Horror Story: 1984 theme

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