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The message of John Carpenter's Halloween is simple: "Evil is here!" To expect any sequel to enhance that idea is to miss the point.


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The unstoppable and vaguely supernatural killer. The knife and the teenage babysitter in danger. They're back with Halloween: 35th Anniversary Collector's Edition.

Halloween | 5 Sep 2007 // 5:42 PM

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‘Halloween’ Slashes Again in Theaters | 24 Oct 2012 // 12:41 AM

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'Nightmare on Elm Street' just the latest in a long line of horror remakes | 30 Apr 2010 // 8:02 AM

The only things Hollywood likes as much as sequels are remakes — and no genre is better suited to constant reincarnation than the horror film. Hey,

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Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

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"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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