Film review: ‘HALLOWEEN’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

John Carpenter’s original Halloween from 1978 is an iconic horror film because of its Hitchcockian suspense, clever use of creepy music and its memorable characters, particularly Jamie Lee Curtis’ heroine Laurie, Donald Pleasence’ hammy Dr Loomis and of course the indestructible, knife-wielding killer Michael Myers. While it didn’t originate the slasher genre it certainly set the modern template for it

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What’s on ‘Built For Speed’ Friday 30th October 2015

This week on ‘Built For Speed’ we celebrate that traditional Australian festival, Halloween.  There’ll be plenty of spooky songs from the likes of Danzig, Roky Erickson, Deep Purple and many others.  We also tell you whether two horror movies currently in our cinemas, Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension and The Last Witch Hunter will have you quaking in your boots or snoring in your

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What’s on Built for Speed: Friday 28th October 2011

This week Built for Speed honours that fine Australian tradition of Halloween by playing a spine chilling selection of spooky tunes.  Pretty much anything that name drops ghosties, goblins and beasties will get a run so expect plenty of Misfits, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.  We step away from the spookiness momentarily to give our views on two new release movies:

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