Halloween: Gender And Moralism In The Film Halloween

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Halloween (1978), was written by John Carpenter in less than two weeks and had a budget of $325,000 however the cultural impact of this film has caused a gross $47,000,000 in the 40 years since it was released ("Halloween"). This film evolved into a major franchise of 10 movies with more on the way which was not Carpenter 's intention. The conversation that follows viewers after watching the movie is the reason why this iconic movie can be appreciated by the both horror movie fanatics and those who typically stay away from scary movies. In the film Halloween, John Carpenter creates "The Bogeyman," Michael Myers, whose murder tactics reflect considerations of both gender and morality, as his victims are predominantly teenagers engaging in risky behavior; in doing so, the film echoes the increase in rebellious youth in the 1970s as well as the conservative and misogynistic backlash that followed.
Judith Myers, the sister of Michael Myers, is the first of many victims who was targeted because of her abandonment of Michael while she is supposedly acting as the care giver and her participation in premarital sex. Throughout the film Halloween, many people are killed, and this domino effect begins with the death of Judith Myers. While watching her young brother, Judith invites her boyfriend over to keep her company on Halloween. The two were canoodling on the couch when she tells her boyfriend that her parents would not be home until much later and that "Michael 's around

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