Tricked by his cunning ... Treated to his savagery ... Annie, Linda and Laurie ... fresh, pretty, ready to be taken ... stalked by a sadistic power who has returned to claim new victims, on this ... the most frightening night of the year. @goodreads
I have had this book a million and one years and I love it so much! I love the old Halloween movies like you wouldn't believe. Watched them over and over as a kid and still to this day. I enjoyed the book a great deal, there are a few little tidbits added to the book that are not in the movie. I loved how you get the thoughts of Laurie and some other characters in the book that's not JUST in the movie!
The gory little figure turned and stepped over the fallen furniture and scattered clothing and walked down the stairs and into the kitchen. Suddenly he realized he was hungry. He reached into a bowl on the kitchen counter and stuffed a cookie into his mouth, then opened the refrigerator door and removed a bottle of milk. He emptied half of it into his mouth directly from the bottle and wiped his mouth with his bloody sleeve, leaving a streak of red and white across his cheek.
He opened the side door and went outside, still carrying the butcher knife. He stepped out onto the lawn and stood there for a minute indecisively.
At that moment a dark sedan pulled up to the curb. The assassin made not attempt to flee, but stood on the lawn waiting for the occupants of the car to get out. After a moment both front doors opened and a man and woman emerged. They took two or three paces toward the house, then saw him and stopped, staring at the figure in the bloodstained clown costume with a blood-clotted butcher knife in his hand.
The man reached out and removed the mask from the boy's face.
"Michael . . .?"
The story goes on to tell about Michael being in the Smith Grove Sanitarium and his time with Dr. Loomis until his escape years later.
and now Micheal is back in Haddonfield and he's outside of Laurie's class room.
As her mind wandered dreamily over these solemn questions, she noticed a station wagon parked on the street. Behind the wheel, gazing into her classroom, gazing it seemed directly at her, was a man. At least she thought it was a man. He was dressed as far as she could make out in dark khaki mechanics overalls. His hair was black, but his face seemed preternaturally white, almost powdered. In fact, the more she looked at the face, with its red lips and sunken purple eyes, she wondered if he weren't wearing a mask. He'd better be, because if that's his own face, that guy is in trouble. Wow, if he's looking at me, then I'm in trouble!
Moving along and it's after school and Laurie is walking home with her friends when they run into Micheal in the car again. It's a little tense but nothing really happens until later when they all get to meet Micheal on Halloween night!
Laurie is baby sitting for Tommy Doyle and her friend is across the street babysitting as well until she pawns the little girl off on Laurie so she can be with her boyfriend. Doesn't really turn out good!
Behind the curtain Tommy happened to look out the window at that moment. He saw a huge dark figure with a white grotesque face carrying a limp body of a girl out of the Wallaces' garage. Tommy felt a surge of fear like none he'd ever known. "The bogeyman!" he cried, trying to charge out of the curtain but tangling himself in it.
Then a bunch of stuff happens, Dr. Loomis shows up, Michael gets shot after being stabbed and he still gets away! I love Micheal =)
Laurie's nails dug into his shoulder as she stared like a soldier in shell shock at the empty place on the lawn. "It was the bogeyman, wasn't it?" she murmured.
"As a matter of fact, " Loomis repied, "it was."