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Halloween Unmasked

The Ringer

Relive America’s most revolutionary horror film, ‘Halloween.’ Dive Deep with host Amy Nicholson to unpack John Carpenter’s accidental classic, Jamie Lee Curtis’ legacy as the ultimate scream queen, and the film’s iconic masked killer Michael Myers....Show More

42:30 | Aug 1st

In our third and final episode, Quentin the video store clerk transforms into Quentin the big-shot filmmaker. It sounds like another L.A. fairy tale, but here's a fuller version of the story with 'Hollywood Shuffle' and 'Boogie Nights' as Quentin's i...Show More

42:51 | Jul 30th

Quentin Tarantino sees everything these days—even the occasional Marvel movie. But in 1973, the year everyone was flocking to see 'Enter the Dragon,' a 10-year-old Tarantino spent most of his time in Knoxville, Tennessee, wishing he could click his h...Show More
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27:40 | Jul 25th

In the late ’60s, young Quentin Tarantino saw the surrealistic revenge thriller ‘Point Blank.’ This pioneering genre-buster shares Quentin's ambitions and anxieties, leading to connections that can be drawn straight to his directorial debut, ‘Reservo...Show More

01:35 | Jul 22nd

Introducing a special three-part podcast miniseries with the director himself that will explore his career, life, and movie obsessions.

48:55 | Oct 25th, 2018

The new sequel is out—and breaking box office records. Forty years later, what new ideas drive us to revisit Haddonfield?

36:05 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Who wears a mask and just won't die? The fans who've kept the franchise alive for 40 years.

36:25 | Oct 18th, 2018

Every creature has a fear reflex. But only humans choose to freak ourselves out on purpose at scary movies. What's going on in our brains—and how did John Carpenter take advantage of our need to scream?

19:03 | Oct 17th, 2018

The ultimate debate is here. Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers. Which iconic slasher villain slays the competition?

49:16 | Oct 15th, 2018

When 'Halloween' becomes a huge hit, copycat slasher flicks hope to score a quick buck—and make Siskel and Ebert furious. Meanwhile, Michael Myers trudges on through nine sequels of mixed quality. Keep pace as we run through every film.

45:19 | Oct 11th, 2018

Jamie Lee Curtis was born to scream. As a baby, her mom got stabbed in Psycho. As an awkward teen, she said "Yes!" to the role that made her a second generation scream queen -- and "Hell no!" to the final girl fixation on Laurie Strode's virginity.

36:32 | Oct 8th, 2018

A psychological profile of Michael Myers and the real-life murderers who inspired him. The boogeyman is real. But Dr. Loomis screwed up his treatment.

41:23 | Oct 4th, 2018

How did four friends make a slasher classic? By accident. Join Carpenter and Co. on their stumbling path to the 'Halloween' set, where these goofy kids inadvertently became horror legends. Credits: Halloween Unmasked is a co-production of The R...Show More

32:08 | Oct 1st, 2018

Meet young John Carpenter. Popular but strange, this intensely creative kid grows up surrounded by horrors that will inspire him to make 'Halloween'—and change film history.

02:04 | Sep 18th, 2018

‘Halloween Unmasked’ is an eight-part podcast series from The Ringer celebrating the remarkable and terrifying phenomenon of America’s most revolutionary horror film, 'Halloween.' Hosted by film critic Amy Nicholson, the show dives deep into the ‘Hal...Show More