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A documentary that follows the evolution of the 'Halloween' movies over the past twenty-five years. It examines why the films are so popular and revisits many of the original locations used in the films - seeing the effects on the local community. For the first time, cast, crew, critics and fans join together in the ultimate 'Halloween' retrospective.Written by
I enjoyed H25 a lot, both as a Halloween fan and a documentary maker myself. Chock full of cool information and rare tidbits, this one is, to my knowledge, really the first out of the gate in terms of a fan-made FULL retrospective on a film. Not just covering the production stories, or the fan base, or some other aspect exclusively -- but it's really a full-orbit "all-things-Halloween" documentary. Very well crafted and interesting from start to finish. The appropriately somber, even chilling, narration by P.J. Soles is a great touch. Though I am not a fan of Halloween in terms of it's entire franchise... essentially from H3 onward, in my opinion, I was nevertheless equally intrigued with the stories and info on the later films of the series, which I think speaks to the quality of the show's craft. Also quite fascinating was the coverage of fans and the activities attending the first Halloween convention in 2003. Certainly a must-have for any fan of "Halloween" but also for cinema enthusiasts. Particularly those who enjoy the wave of groundbreaking films from the seventies among which was this first classic monsterpiece that started it all.
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