Halloween (John Carpenter,1978)

How have you not seen this?

A quick review

Halloween has got to be one of the classics and one of the best horror films of the 1970’s, along with other horror films such as Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975) and The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973). This was also the horror film that rebooted the slasher genre, taking the wheel from Alfred Hitchcock’s Phycho (1960) and put audiences on the edge of their seat. However, even though the franchise has been exploited to the point of ridiculousness by releasing a Halloween 7, nothing beats the original.

The film focuses on the 6 year old Michael Myers murdering his older sister causing him to be locked away in an asylum for 15 years, only to escape and continue his murderous ways. Whilst free Myers finds the time to stalk babysitters, including the incredible scream queen Jamie lee Curtis pointed out in Wes Cravens Scream (1996) and…

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