Monday, October 17, 2005

Halloween (1978)



--Reviewed by Lindy Loo


It seems almost silly and pointless to review this since it's a horror classic, but as I am your humble slave, here goes...

Plotline: Michael Myers stabs his sister to death at the mere age of 5 and is shipped off to a mental institution in return. Flash forward to twenty years later--Myers has managed to escape and has returned to his home-town to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting.

Scariness factor: Like I said, this is a classic, and for good reason--it delivers up creepy moments left and right. It will make you jump in your seat and will leave you tense and awaiting every new blow. That's good movie-making.

Originality: This is one of the first in the line of slasher films with recurring "villains." It's one of the first where the villain just won't die. And it is one of the first where the promiscuous are promptly punished for their lustfulness. I'd say that's pretty original.

Complaints: Like totally. This is my only complaint--the chick who spouts off a "totally" in nearly every scene she is in should've either been killed off sooner or should've had better dialogue written for her.

High Points: Fantastically creepy score. Some terribly creepy moments. I've seen this movie half a dozen times and STILL jumped once or twice. Is good stuff.

Overall: Watch it. It's your obligation this Halloween season, especially since it's aptly named.

Grade: A

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2 Comments:

At 6:58 AM, Blogger John said...

One of my favorites of all time.I haven't seen it in a while,and thats because I've seen it so many times I've memorized it.Love the atmosphere,and soundtrack.The mask!the best mask ever.

 
At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally was only in the script a few times, but the actress PJ Soles decided to repeat it as many times as possible, to make her into more of a bimbo!

 

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