backtrack; Halloween (1978)

halloween

Jumpstarting the Golden Age of slasher movies, introducing Jamie Lee Curtis as scream queen and Michael Myers as invincible psycho, all the while giving John Carpenter his first major success.

Despite simplistic plot and low budget, this indie sleeper hit is effective, mixing point-of-view camera and sex-obsessed suburbian teenagers with the director’s own minimal score. Gore-wise it is surprisingly restrained compared to its innumerable imitators.

In my book of dated horror classics.

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