Leaves crunch under your feet. A cool wind sends a chill up your spine. In the distance—is that someone watching you?
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The Undeniable Influence of John Carpenter
There may have been terrifying, unknowable monsters before Michael Myers, but they pale in comparison to Carpenter’s iconic creature, who was originally credited only as “the Shape” in the 1978 classic Halloween.
What Carpenter understood was that monsters become more effective when the audience has less information about them. “He had no character. He was blank,” Carpenter told CBS in a 2017 interview. “He was simply evil.”
There are a lot of spooky artifacts down in Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film, but not even the most terrifying artifacts get as much attention as our Gizmo puppet from Gremlins.
While it makes sense that people would be excited to see such a beloved character, there’s another reason why little Gizzy is the star of so many Instagrams.