By lugubriousthespian
Written March 02, 2009
If Alfred Hitchcock originated the slasher genre with PSYCHO in 1960. then John Carpenter certainly updated and re-energized in 1978 with this mega sleeper hit HALLOWEEN. Countless imitations and too many sequels and remakes not even worth mentioning, this landmark film still packs a nightmarish wallop no matter how many times you see it as it is relentlessly paced. And it's intrinsically classic horror elements of mounting dread and claustrophobic anxiety meshed with a galvanized storyline of a escaped deranged killer returning to his hometown on the fateful titular night are superbly executed within the confines of a small indie film of polish and refined production values. Jamie Lee Curtis make s an impressive debut here as the haunted Laurie and Donal Plesence is rivetingly bizarre as modern sort of Dr. Van Helsing who sets out to track down his patient gone berserk. You will be unsettled for days thinking about this eerie horror film!
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John Carpenter's Halloween

By santos_themoviebuff
Written August 25, 2007
The greatest horror movie of all time. This movie is what created all of those other cheap, stupid, ridiculous, cheesy teen movies like Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm St., etc. This movie is GREAT. I recommend this movie to anyone. You won't be disappointed.
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By jdlll
Written October 30, 2013
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By rccurtin
Written October 31, 2013
This is awesome!!!! It one of my all time favorite horror movies!!! John Carpenter's writing and directing is superb!!! Jaime Lee Curtis is excellent who would've thought it was her film debut! I love the fact that you don't see hardly any blood except at the beginning and that makes it even scarier cause it's left up to your imagination!!! This movie holds up very well after 35 years! Forget that horrible Rob Zombie remake of Halloween and stick with the all time great original!!!
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Original will always be the best

By redyeah
Written July 30, 2009
Halloween is so scary the first time you see it. The shadows, the sudden jolt of your best (now murdered) friend slapping you in the face. The iconic Shattner mask. Just brilliant!
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