Title Breakdown - Halloween
Title Breakdown – Halloween
Titles sequences have become an increasingly ignored art form, with credits simply thrown on top of a films opening minutes with little or no thought put into how much of an impact they can have. A well thought out sequence can set a films tone, easing the audience into a film. Think of how important the credit sequence is in James Bond, not only do they act as a precursor to the films story, but they beautifully illustrate how amazing and powerful a sequence can be.
We have seen a sad decline of title sequences now for many years, more so in horror than in any other genre. Far too many film makers are neglecting this tool, and films are poorer for it. So i wanted to slow things down a little and take a step back in time, to take a look at some classic horror title sequences. To start the series off, I thought we should look with the original six halloween movies, as they changed dramatically over 17 years. Transforming from slow and tense into fast and furious, whilst keeping its main theme, relatively linear. So grab your pumpkins..and lets go for a ride.
HALLOWEEN 2 (1981)
HALLOWEEN 3 (1982)
HALLOWEEN 4 (1988)
HALLOWEEN 5 (1989)
HALLOWEEN 6 (1995)
We will being looking at other title sequences soon. Please do send me your suggestions and leave us a comment below.
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