A slasher film is a subgenre of horror film, and at times thriller, typically involving a mysterious psychopathic killer stalking and killing a sequence of victims usually in a graphically violent manner, often with a cutting tool such as a knife, an axe, or a chainsaw. Although the term "slasher" may be used as a generic term for any horror movie involving graphic acts of murder, the slasher as a genre has its own set of characteristics which set it apart from related genres like the splatter film.
Laurie Strode is a fictional character in the Halloween horror film series, portrayed by actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Scout Taylor-Compton. She appears in six of the present ten Halloween instalments, first appearing in John Carpenter's original 1978 film. She is the primary protagonist of the first, second, and seventh and appears at the beginning of the eighth; Laurie exemplifies the final girl stock character. Jamie Lee Curtis portrayed the role in the original run of the series, with Scout Taylor-Compton taking the role in Rob Zombie's 2007 remake and its sequel. In academic materials, Strode is widely cited as the one of the earliest and most influential examples of the "final girl" slasher film archetype.
George Peter Wilbur, is an actor and was a once professional stuntman.
Wilbur played Michael Myers in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, the sixth film of the Halloween film series. He was the first actor to portray Michael Myers more than once during the film series. The second actor to play Michael Myers more than once is Tyler Mane, who starred in the reboot of the Halloween franchise, in Rob Zombie's Halloween in 2007, and in 2009 reprised the role again in Rob Zombie's H2. Wilbur also was credited as a stunt player in Halloween 5, another Halloween sequel, although not in the role of Michael Myers. His career as a stuntman lasted for 40 years and involved over 100 television and film projects beginning with stand in work for John Wayne in 1966. He is a member of the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame.
Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience's attention. Although people's attention is held by different things, because individuals have different preferences in entertainment, most forms are recognisable and familiar. Storytelling, music, drama, dance, and different kinds of performance exist in all cultures, were supported in royal courts, developed into sophisticated forms and over time became available to all citizens. The process has been accelerated in modern times by an entertainment industry which records and sells entertainment products. Entertainment evolves and can be adapted to suit any scale, ranging from an individual who chooses a private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products; to a banquet adapted for two; to any size or type of party, with appropriate music and dance; to performances intended for thousands; and even for a global audience.
The experience of being entertained has come to be strongly associated with amusement, so that one common understanding of the idea is fun and laughter, although many entertainments have a serious purpose. This may be the case in the various forms of ceremony, celebration, religious festival, or satire for example. Hence, there is the possibility that what appears as entertainment may also be a means of achieving insight or intellectual growth.