Moviedrome Mondays: Halloween (1978) and The Baby (1973)

This week’s Moviedrome Monday entry consists of two horror thrillers.


Halloween (1978)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to master horror director John Carpenter’s low-budget independent 1978 slasher classic Halloween. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 10, 1994 (read here). Though I disagree with Cox’s fairly contrarian take on Halloween (I love it more than he does), his thoughts on the film are eloquently presented as always. If any of you readers are interested, here is a link to my favorite John Carpenter films (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to Halloween

Here is another youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to Halloween

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer


The Baby (1973)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to director Ted Post’s 1973 low-budget independent cult horror film The Baby. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 10, 1994 (read here). Bizarre (delightfully, genuinely or otherwise) and disturbing in equal measures with a truly twisted ending, it is no wonder why viewers I know have summed up The Baby’s content (If not it’s form) as far out. Steve (a fellow reader of this site) has fittingly summed it up as the best John Waters film that John Waters never made (read here). Speaking as a fan of Waters early work, you can not get higher praise than that for a film like this. If any of you readers are interested, here is a link to my favorite Ted Post Films (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to The Baby

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

7 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: Halloween (1978) and The Baby (1973)

  1. It might be controversial of me to say but I’m not much of a fan of Halloween. It does have great things but it doesn’t do much for me as a film I’m afraid to say. Alex’s intro for it is great though.

    I think The Baby is great though. Low budget exploitation in the truest sense. It’s a totally unique film. It is an insane film that’s warped, twisted and deranged. It really goes for it and it works because of the effective direction and the earnest performances from the four main actresses. They are all very well cast and are excellent. The film is delightfully sick and quite an experience. I reiterate what I wrote about the film on this site previously. I stand by all I wrote. This film is highly recommended if you like bizarre unconventional movies.

    It was a perfect film for Alex’s Moviedrome. Alex’s intro for it is great. He’s right about the dialogue being sensational and the actresses being great in their roles and he’s of course right about the ending being outstandingly sick.

    It has an Arrow release which I own.

  2. Halloween is my second favorite John Carpenter film after his 1982 remake of The Thing πŸ™‚
    As for The Baby, as you know, me and you agree that it is a genuine cult classic and that Arrow release looks awesome πŸ™‚

  3. As you know I’m not much of a horror buff, I haven’t seen either of these films, as a result I can’t add any insight. Sorry John!

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