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Friday, November 11, 2005

The Beast honors Moustapha Akkad

The horror industry is saddened today at the loss of famed producer Moustapha Akkad. Akkad was killed from the recent terrorist bombings in Jordan. He was in a hotel, there for a wedding. He and his daughter both perished from the bombings.

Moustapha is best known for being the producer of the Halloween franchise. It was basically his life, he produced all 8 of them (a 9th is coming), including the original in 1978, supporting a young John Carpenter and a no-name at the time, Jamie Lee Curtis. Seeing how Halloween is #1 on The Beast's top movie list (including all genre's, not just horror), I kind of felt like I knew this guy. His legacy will live on.