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Episode 37: Retro Halloween

Return to the ’80s is finally back with a brand new podcast episode! Caroline and Claire join Del and I to talk all about Halloween. This is a huge range of topics, including music, movies, and candy, as well as Halloween memories. This was a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoy!
What are some of your favorite Halloween memories? Do you have any favorite Halloween themes music, movies, or television shows/specials? Is there any candy you loved or hated? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to comment below, or contact us on any of the social media outlets listed towards the end of the post.

– Music
– Thriller
– Spotify playlist

– Costumes
– Claire’s Halloween birthday
– Movie talk – Just don’t mention R-A-T-S
The Shining

– Psych – Heeeeere’s Lassie!

– Halloween Kills
– Friday the 13th franchise
– Paul vs. Freddy
– Vampire genre
– St. Louis trick-or-treaters earn candy with jokes
– Candy
– Trick-or-Treating
– Television – “I got a rock”
– More movie talk

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Quote of the Day: Halloween

I know this isn’t ’80s, but close enough. The first time I saw this, was in the ’80s. I love this movie, and it’s appropriate today. Happy Halloween, Michael!

Lindsey: I’m scared!

Laurie: There’s nothing to be scared of.

Tommy: Are you sure?

[Laurie nods]

Tommy: How?

Laurie: I killed him…

Tommy: But you can’t kill the boogeyman!

If you’d like to rent, watch, or buy this movie from Amazon, click on the movie poster below:

Daily Trivia – 11/2/11

Question: What breath-sweetening product was hyped in 1980s ads as “the gum that goes squirt“?

Last Question: In Halloween, how did Michael Myers escape from the hospital, at the beginning of the movie?

A. He posed as a hospital guard
B. He organized an inmate riot
C. He dug a tunnel out
D. He stole Loomis’s hospital car

Answer: D. He stole Loomis’s hospital car

On October 31, 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers murdered his 15 year old sister at their home in Haddonfield, Illinois. He was then sent to Smith’s Grove Sanitarium where he is placed under the care of psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Loomis. Then on October 30, 1978, and stole Loomis’s car and makes his way back to Haddonfield. Loomis then followed him to Haddonfield to try to prevent him from killing again….unsuccessfully.

The huge success of Halloween re-energized the horror movie genre, which included Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser, and Child’s Play, just to name a few.