“For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween” Documentary – Review

A documentary directed, written and produced by Paul Downey of Bloody Flicks, with the help of executive PJ Starks from Volumes Of Blood. Documentary runs about 43 mins while Paul sets out to capture film makers, writers, and other people to share thoughts on John Carpenter’s infamous Halloween, 40 years later. With music from 20Six Hundred, Will Vallar, Rocky Gray.

The film stars

  • P.J Starks
  • Nathan Thomas Milliner
  • Daniel Mark Young
  • J. Blake Fichera
  • James Plumb
  • James Morrissey
  • Dave Hastings
  • Rick Gawel
  • Dave McRae
  • James Secker
  • 20Six Hundred
  • Jack Norman

While sharing the warm bloody feels of the cult classic film, Bloody Flicks has their own story going on as well. A nice little nod for “The Shape” or the Boogeyman that is Michael Myers. What exactly did Halloween start? Was it the recipe for slasher films? How did “Halloween” come from a budget of  $300k to grossing $47 million.

Everyone interviewed, made great points of how it succeeded. And what that film did to inspire themselves or even the horror genre. But within the documentary, it’s nice to hear from other people’s views on how John Carpenter’s Halloween will be talked about for decades to come.

For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween offers good incites from other fans and allows us to be reminded why we love John Carpenters “Immortal” Classic. It was made at such a low budget, that it started the perfect recipe for slasher films. Even today they say nowadays Halloween would have been made for $150 million dollars. They set a great example of independent horror films back in 1978.

How much do you love the cult classic Halloween film? Did you get inspired from this? Let us know in the comments below. And as for the verdict of this fan made for the fans documentary. I’d give it a nice Scary Score of 4.0 out  of 5.0 stars. It’s a good fan made documentary, by the fans for the fans. Plus now with the return of Halloween coming this year, this documentary will also help us remind us that Michael Myers returns October 19th 2018. Official Halloween 2018 Trailer below.

For The Love Of The Boogeyman: 40 Years Of Halloween out October 12th 2018.

Did you know?
John Carpenter‘s intent with the character of Michael Myers was that the audience should never be able to relate to him.

Originally, Nick Castle was on set just to watch the movie be filmed. It was at the suggestion of John Carpenter that he took up the role of Michael Myers.

A young Jamie Lee Curtis was so disappointed with her performance that she became convinced she would be fired after only the first day of filming. When her phone rang that night and it was John Carpenter on the phone, Curtis was certain it was the end of her movie career. Instead, Carpenter called to congratulate her and tell her he was very happy with the way things had gone.

The original script, titled “The Babysitter Murders”, had the events take place over the space of several days. It was a budgetary decision to change the script to have everything happen on the same day (doing this reduced the number of costume changes and locations required) and it was decided that Halloween, the scariest night of the year, was the perfect night for this to happen.

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3 thoughts on ““For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween” Documentary – Review

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  1. Looks like a great fan documentary! More such documentaries should be made for other series like The Psycho, Friday the 13th and other classics!


    1. I think it’s a great idea if that what Paul Downey was planning to do anyways, plus on Monday I believe… the studio Womp Stomp Films is gonna release their trailer for there upcoming fan film for Halloween called “The Spirit of Haddonfield”.


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