Halloween (1978)

Directed by John Carpenter.  Written by Carpenter and Debra Hill.  Starring Jaime Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, PJ Soles, Tony Moran (“the face”) and Nick Castle (“the shape”).

Plot: the sociopathic Michael Myers comes after Laurie Strode and her friends on Halloween

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Classic.  Creeptastic.  Original.  Innovative.  Remarkable.  Exceptional.  Amazing.

There’s only positive words to describe this movie.  It’s a near-perfect film.  It’s rather a shame that Michael doesn’t mind killing dogs.  Poor, poor German Shepherd.  Wrong place, wrong time, and with an ignorant babysitter that’s supposed to be on the look out.

There’s no slasher quite like Halloween.  It’s so simple and yet, the simplicity is what makes it so scary.  He has no real motive aside from him being completely insane.  The soundtrack and that particularly simple music that stays with you forever, is also frightening.  Although, my brother feels it was used way too much.  And there are a few scenes where Laurie is just staring at children in costumes and it’s playing like that’s supposed to be a shocking event.

Also, can we talk about the lighting.  I just referenced to lighting in another movie review, but this lighting is of course, the greatest.  Everyone who has seen this movie remembers Michael’s face slowly being revealed behind an already terrified Laurie.  But really, why was she just standing next to open doorways?  She knew there was a killer.

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Anywho, the movie also has a talented cast, good effects, a legendary opening and a wonderful ending (with the boogeyman and the breathing… classic!).  And there’s boob shots of course.  So, win!  And it’s a quotable movie.  To no end, it is quotable.  And mainly that’s all coming from The Pleas.  He is fantastic.  Always.  And he’s my absolute favorite part of the 4th Halloween movie, but we’ll get there in time.

DJ and I both gave this a 95/100.  If you haven’t seen it, what the hell are you waiting for?!

“I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil.”         -The Pleas

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About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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2 Responses to Halloween (1978)

  1. Jake Waller says:

    Found your blog and scrolled through until I spotted an undisputed classic by which to judge your taste. Congrats, you passed.

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