Halloween (1978)

 

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Halloween (1978)  (Horror, thriller,  1978) (18) D: John Carpenter W: John Carpenter (screenplay), Debra Hill (screenplay)  C: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran. 1h 31m. USA.

Synopsis : The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers’ psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it’ll be too late for many people.

TAGLINE : HE came home for HALLOWEEN.

A mighty birth of a monster movie, Halloween has captured the hearts of many horror fans over the years because it simply is great horror movie on so many levels. It’s not just simply a mindless slasher hulk but it’s also a shocking thriller too.

Inspired by various news clippings detailing gruesome murders and horrific real stalker and slasher events, Carpenter managed to cobble the pieces together in a Bryan Singer fashion; when outlining the cult classic Usual Suspects (1995).

Halloween is traditionally supposed to be a scary time of year but it’s been watered down into something that children can now enjoy, it’s also that time of year when every stranger has a mask. The beauty of this movie is that it simultaneously gives Halloween a new face and instantly hides it be beneath a white latex William Shatner mask. Continue reading Halloween (1978)