“Halloween In a Box” thankfully doesn’t completely rely on the nostalgia of these boxed masks and smocks, also chronicling their rise to popularity, the battle to obtain the rights to popular characters, and how they attempted to eventually tap in to markets that were not associated with Halloween. Like most documentaries of this ilk, “Halloween in a Box” is something of a requiem for simpler days of Halloween before it became a more adult niche occasion. Director Caprilozzi digs deep in to the business aspect of these companies which allows for some shockingly entertaining material.
"Cloud Atlas." While on the set of this movie, Tom Hanks started calling Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, "Mom and Dad," because they worked so well together and as leaders of the cast and crew.
There are peeks at costumes that never made the shelves, rare concept sketches, and the feelings of most of the founders of these companies on how their products became much less in demand over time. There’s not a real solid reason for why the Halloween masks and smock in a box, with some explanations including lack of safety for kids, expensive licensing, and or saturation of the market. “Halloween in a Box” adds a great deal of back story and history to what’s become a niche market for modern collectors, and it’s an all around entertaining and informative history of one of Halloween’s most entertaining traditions.
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1999 to 2003 and helped screenwriter Aaron Sorkin by providing him insider information about goings-on at Harvard at the time Facebook first appeared there.