• Added: May 8, 2020   |   Duration: 1 Hour, 29 Minutes, 47 Seconds   |   Views: 229
    Originally airing on A&E and the Biography channel, Halloween: The Inside Story takes a look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time as it goes behind the scenes of John Carpenter’s “Halloween,” the film that redefined the horror genre in the late 1970s. Viewers will learn how writer and director John Carpenter made movie magic on a shoestring budget and how the costume department created one of the most iconic horror villains in movie history by spray-painting a mask of Captain Kirk. It’s an inside look at Michael Myers and the Halloween terror he unleashes on the poor teenagers of Haddonfield, Illinois.
  • Halloween (2007) poster
    Added: May 6, 2020   |   Duration: 4 Hours, 20 Minutes   |   Views: 269
    Broken into several parts, including Preproduction and 8 segments that look at all 42 days of the shoot, "Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween" is one of the most comprehensive, painstaking, and thorough documentaries to date. Zombie begins by discussing his preference for original material, but also understands the opportunity of re-inventing an icon. After the first few moments, viewers will become enthralled in the piece; the candid trip into the world of the finer nuances of the filmmaking process is like an amusement park ride for film enthusiasts. The hard work that goes into making the film -- from scouting locations, the costume design, the casting process, creating storyboards, choosing the right props, and, of course, the day-by-day process of shooting the film -- is made accessible to everyday movie audiences. A title card announces the day of the shoot and the content of the shoot. The process of applying makeup to the actors, applying the finishing touches to the set, dousing people and places with blood, and most anything else one might imagine went into the making of the film is examined. Interview snippets with the cast and crew, as well as shots from the film, intertwine with the feature. Honest, fast-paced, intriguing, and highly watchable
  • Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later poster
    Added: May 6, 2020   |   Duration: 58 Minutes, 44 Seconds   |   Views: 235
    As part of the complete collection Blu-Ray set, Scream Factory’s Red Shirt Productions produced Blood is Thicker Than Water: The Making of Halloween H20, a retrospective focusing on Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later. Running close to an hour, the retrospective features interviews with producer Malek Akkad, producer Paul Freeman, writer Robert Zappia, cinematographer Daryn Okada, editor Patrick Lussier, composer John Ottman, stunt coordinator Donna Keegan, make-up artist Brad Hardin and actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Nancy Stephens, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tom Kane and Chris Durand.
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers poster
    Added: May 6, 2020   |   Duration: 44 Minutes, 26 Seconds   |   Views: 247
    As part of the complete collection Blu-Ray set, Scream Factory’s Red Shirt Productions produced Dead Man’s Party: The Making of Halloween 5, a retrospective focusing on Halloween 5: The Return of Michael Myers. Far more informative and engaging than its predecessor, Dead Man’s Party features interviews with Trancas International™ president and producer Malek Akkad, line producer Rick Nathanson, composer Alan Howarth and actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Wendy Kaplan, Jeffrey Landman, Jonathan Chapin, Frankie Como, Tamara Glynn, Matthew Walker and Don Shanks. The group isn’t one to sugarcoat any aspect of the production from its rushed beginnings to the assembling of its cast and crew, its rocky production, and the many difficulties the filmmakers encountered along the way.
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers poster
    Added: May 6, 2020   |   Duration: 47 Minutes, 48 Seconds   |   Views: 239
    As part of the complete collection Blu-Ray set, Scream Factory’s Red Shirt Productions produced Back to Basics: The Making of Halloween 4, a retrospective focusing on Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. Far more informative and engaging than its predecessor, Back to Basics features interviews with Trancas International™ president Malek Akkad, director Dwight Little, screenwriter Alan B. McElroy, composer Alan Howarth, producer Paul Freeman, special make-up effects artists John Carl Buechler and Ken Horn, stuntmen Tom Morga and George P. Wilbur, and actors Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Kathleen Kinmont, Beau Starr, Raymond O’Connor, Erik Preston and Sasha Jensen. Vintage interview snippets are also included, most notably with executive producer Moustapha Akkad, as well as some of those featured in Final Cut.
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch poster
    Added: May 6, 2020   |   Duration: 33 Minutes, 11 Seconds   |   Views: 232
    Presented in 2.35:1 to match the film it’s talking about, this Red Shirt Pictures retrospective documentary was the first such documentary to focus solely on Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Stand Alone features interviews with director Tommy Lee Wallace, actors Tom Atkins and Stacey Nelkin, stunt coordinator Dick Warlock, cinematographer Dean Cundey, costume designer Jane Ruhm, and others. The group offer an honest recount of the film’s history, public and critical reaction to it, the plan to make new Halloween-themed movies every year, the evolution of the script, the work of the cast, cast camaraderie, the process of shooting various scenes, making many of the special effects, anecdotes from the shoot, the film’s trademark jingle, and more.
  • Halloween II (1981) poster
    Added: May 6, 2020   |   Duration: 44 Minutes, 57 Seconds   |   Views: 228
    Presented in 2.35:1 to match the film it’s talking about, this Red Shirt Pictures retrospective documentary was the first such documentary to focus solely on Halloween II. Rick Rosenthal, Dick Warlock, executive producer Irwin Yablans, director of photography Dean Cundey, co-composer Alan Howarth and other key members of the crew rip back the curtain of the script and production, and rarely pull any punches. Irwin Yablans and Halloween production designer/co-editor Tommy Lee Wallace lay the groundwork, and Irwin Yablans continues to appear throughout, but it’s the affable Rick Rosenthal and Dean Cundey who make the documentary worth the 45-minute investment. Leo Rossi and fellow actors Lance Guest and Nancy Stephens also chime in, but only Leo Rossi has anything of anecdotal interest to offer.