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HALLOWEEN (1978) – AFI Movie Club

HALLOWEEN (1978) is director John Carpenter’s pioneering prototype of the enduring slasher genre – establishing many of the tropes and conventions that course through even the most contemporary installments, while also building a distinct iconography all of its own. One of the most heart-pounding films ever, AFI included the film on its list of cinema’s...
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THE THING (1982) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by legendary horror icon John Carpenter, THE THING (1982) was included among the inarguable programming that made up AFI’s NIGHT AT THE MOVIES in 2013 – a veritable fireworks display of great American films, each presented by an artist responsible for bringing it to life. Star Kurt Russell was on hand to introduce the...
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AFI Movie Club Rewind: HALLOWEEN

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on October 31, 2020. HALLOWEEN (1978) is a pioneering prototype of the enduring slasher genre – establishing many of the tropes and conventions that course through even the most contemporary installments, while also building a distinct iconography all its own. One of the most...
Halloween FIlm Still - Jamie Lee Curtis

AFI Movie Club: HALLOWEEN

Watch Jamie Lee Curtis go “Behind the Scene” in today’s AFI exclusive video – Watch now HALLOWEEN is a pioneering prototype of the enduring slasher genre – establishing many of the tropes and conventions that course through even the most contemporary installments, while also building a distinct iconography all its own. One of the most…
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