Halloween (1978) Review
Written by: Danielle1989
I would consider this movie to be the grand-daddy of horror. Carpenter introduced a chilling new horror. Not in the sense where there are countless bodies and blood, but having a story where a monster can be born even in a suburban area. Carpenter took an innocent town, in this case Haddonfield, and created an element of creepiness with the birth of Michael Myers.
This movie, in my opinion, is scary from start to finish. It starts off as creepy as it can get. A little boy brutally murdering his sister, Judith. A small step in to which he becomes this chaotic and psychotic monster.
Carpenter did a fantastic job in the direction of the film. Not sticking to one particular setting, but taking us all over town. The kills were not overly graphic and messy, but they still had that overwhelming creepy factor. And we are shown that Michael will destroy anyone in his path.
The cast ensemble was nothing shy from amazing. We have the introduction of Jamie Lee Curtis, alongside P.J Soles, Nancy Loomis and not to mention Donald Pleaence! All give a true horror performance. In my opinion I think it is rare to find the right people who can grow in to their roles and give a great performance.