The performances transcend the film's tropes, grounding it in characters that feel more complete than this subgenre often produces.
A film with more than the usual spoiler issues. Talking about it in any detail feels akin to handing you a gift-wrapped present and saying, "I hope you like it -- It's a thriller about a diabolical secret experiment."
This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.
So I'm going to be marathoning the Halloween movies leading up to David Gordon Green's new incarnation coming out later this year. John Carpenter's original classic Halloween, still erupts with fright and terror even after all these years. Directed with mastery and suspenseful as hell, Halloween's story of supernatural character Michael Myers's reign of bloodshed is undoubtedly legendary. (Verdict: A)
Halloween, a films that good filmmaking, good writing and being clever with simplicity are far more important than action, jump scares and buckets of gore.
From the initial reveal of a young Michael to the faceless granddaddy of movies villains being shot "6 times" and disappearing this film never lets up on the fear and tension of what it's like to be stalked. Michael Myers is the personification of everything we fear about that unknown person in the shadows and what we fear in ourselves.
The hero of the piece is the director Carpenter. Who not only shoots a beautiful and subtlely brutal horror film years ahead of its time but creates one of the greatest scores in movie history. And with all great horror/thrillers the music amps up the tension to the breaking point.
What psycho did somany years before Halloween does for the next generation of horror movies. But this time instead of giving you a simpathetic person to be disarmed by, you get a master of destruction in Michael Myers. This type of tension based horror in my eyes has never been matched or beaten since it's release despite so many filmmakers trying their best to do so.
A masterpiece from a true horror master!
This movie is an amazing classic horror for its time. Even if you don't like horrors this is one that's good to watch. Now with the new 2018 one coming out this year it is a direct sequel to the original. So if your looking at watching the new one I suggest watching the original one first.
Halloween (1978) is truly the best horror film EVER to be made! I don't even know where to start on reviewing this film! Halloween is what started me on the horror genre. It was my very first horror film and very first R Rated movie. This is a solid flick with a great simple plot, amazing characters, amazing cast members, and phenomenal acting. Now some people out there say this movie is over-hyped and overrated, well sorry you don't know what a truly amazing horror film is. Not to mention I can't wait for the 2018 sequel to this movie! If you for some strange reason have not seen this absolutely flawless film, do yourself a huge favor and watch it! And if don't like this movie, then you seriously got screws loose in your head.