The Week Ahead: My Halloween Events

In the week ahead, leading up to Halloween Night, you won’t be able to escape my presence! 

No, seriously…you won’t.

On Monday, October 25, I’ll be appearing as one of many, many guests (including John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rick Rosenthal, Danielle Harris and more) on A&E’s Biography’s “The Inside Story: Halloween” — all about the magic of The Shape, Michael Myers and his bloody but long-lived film career. 

You can see a preview of the program here, and the two hour event airs from 9:00 to 11:00 pm, EST.  I have no idea how much screen-time I’ll ultimately get, but hey…I’m in it! (And I got to visit The Myers House in North Carolina…).

The same night, Monday, October 25th,  I’ll also be amongst the interviewees for the outstanding Movie Geeks United’s  radio/pod-cast and celebration of horror movies. 

Monday’s subject of interest is Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal Psycho (1960), a film that changed the genre. The program airs 10:00 pm, EST and will also feature great analysis and commentary from author Stephen Rebello, director/writer Tom Holland and documentarian Robert Galluzo (The Psycho Legacy).

On Tuesday, October 26th at 10:00 pm, I’ll be back on Movie Geeks United with host Jamey DuVall to discuss Tobe Hooper’s conventio-shattering masterpiece, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974).  This is going to be an exciting show that also features an interview with TCM cinematographer Daniel Pearl.

On Wednesday, October 27th at 10:00 pm, I return to Movie Geeks United, and the subject is the controversial but brilliant The Blair Witch Project (1999).  I’ll be analyzing/interpreting the film, and other interviewees include writers/directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick and co-star Michael Williams.

I’m very excited about each of these broadcasts, because they all concern horror “game changers” (as Jamey DuVall calls ’em); movies that changed the way horror looks and sounds.

Finally, on Thursday, October 28th, at 10:00 pm, I’ll be discussing with Jamey horror movies and horror genre history in “Horror 101: The State of the Genre” on Movie Geeks United.  Some of the topics include 1980s horror films, the savage cinema, Romeros’ living dead cycle (from Night to Survival), and the serious moral underpinnings of The Last House on the Left (original). 

And last, but in no way least, I’ve contributed a new article to BacktoFrankBlack’s Millennium-themed holiday celebration, a piece entitled “Inside the Labyrinth of Millennial Post-Modernism: Millennium’s “Thirteen Years Later”…Not Quite Thirteen Years Later.” 

I will let you know when the Millennium piece is posted, and excerpt it here on the blog.  And I’ll also remind you about the upcoming events…cuz it’s going to be one hell of a busy week with tons of tricks and treats.


3 responses to “The Week Ahead: My Halloween Events

  1. >Way cool stuff, John! Thanks for the heads up, my friend.

  2. >I'm really looking forward to that Bio special on HALLOWEEN. I watched the one they did on the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise this weekend and it was fantastic! So much detail and I was impressed with how many of the cast and crew members from the various films they go back!

  3. >Hello, my friends,Le0pard13: Absolutely! I hope you enjoy the Halloween events. J.D. I DVR'd the Elm Street special but haven't watched it yet. I understand that this week Inside Story is also covering Silence of the Lambs and Jaws, as well as Halloween. Should be some very interesting shows!best,JKM

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