Relive America’s most revolutionary horror film, ‘Halloween.’ Dive Deep with host Amy Nicholson to unpack John Carpenter’s accidental classic, Jamie Lee Curtis’ legacy as the ultimate scream queen, and the film’s iconic masked killer Michael Myers.
Every creature has a fear reflex. But only humans choose to freak ourselves out on purpose at scary movies. What's going on in our brains—and how did John Carpenter take advantage of our need to scream?
'Halloween' Resurrection: Sequels and Copycats | Ep. 5
When 'Halloween' becomes a huge hit, copycat slasher flicks hope to score a quick buck—and make Siskel and Ebert furious. Meanwhile, Michael Myers trudges on through nine sequels of mixed quality. Keep pace as we run through every film.
Jamie Lee Curtis: Final Girl and Hollywood Survivor | Ep. 4
Jamie Lee Curtis was born to scream. As a baby, her mom got stabbed in Psycho. As an awkward teen, she said "Yes!" to the role that made her a second generation scream queen -- and "Hell no!" to the final girl fixation on Laurie Strode's virginity.
How did four friends make a slasher classic? By accident. Join Carpenter and Co. on their stumbling path to the 'Halloween' set, where these goofy kids inadvertently became horror legends.
Halloween Unmasked is a co-production of The Ringer and Neon Hum Media, it was written and hosted by Amy Nicholson
Our Producers are Jonathan Hirsch, Zach Mack and Greta Weber
Production assistance from Kaya McMullen and Karan Nevatia
Additional support and a special thanks to Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Juliet Litman
‘Halloween Unmasked’ is an eight-part podcast series from The Ringer celebrating the remarkable and terrifying phenomenon of America’s most revolutionary horror film, 'Halloween.' Hosted by film critic Amy Nicholson, the show dives deep into the ‘Halloween’ franchise, unpacking John Carpenter's accidental classic, Jamie Lee Curtis's legacy as the ultimate scream queen, and psychoanalyzing the film's iconic masked killer, Michael Myers.