Sunday, October 13, 2013

Movie Review: "Halloween" (1978)

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Movie: "Halloween"
Director: John Carpenter
Year: 1978
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 hour, 31 minutes

A young boy named Michael Myers murders his sister on Halloween night. After doing so, he is locked up in a mental institution. 15 years later, he breaks free to return to his hometown of Haddonfield on Halloween to kill again.

This is probably the original great slasher film in cinema. There's something so ridiculously scary about a man in a mask standing in broad daylight staring at you through windows or lurking in the shadows...who thought William Shatner would be so scary?

The soundtrack is so unnerving and perfect that just hearing the theme song to "Halloween" can send chills up and down your spine. It's probably the most necessary component of this film aside from Michael Myers himself: it drives the movie to be the creepy, scary, tension-filled movie that it is. Jamie Lee Curtis is great as Laurie Strode, and this movie began her reign as the "Scream Queen," and boy, can she scream!

For "Halloween" having such a low budget, it sure remains one of the best Halloween horror movies of all times. It is a must watch movie and is classic for any October marathon.

My Rating: 10/10
BigJ's Rating: 10/10
IMDB's Rating: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%
Do we recommend this movie: ABSOLUTELY YES!!!


  1. Just like with Carrie, I lovelovelove this classic Halloween movie! I actually liked the second one too.


    1. Agreed, the second one is great, too! It's just not Halloween without "Halloween," IMO!