Director: John Carpenter
Main Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J Soles, Tony Moran
Storyline: It’s 1963 on Halloween night and young boy by the name of Michael Myers kills his sister and get committed. Turn to 1978 and he comes back on Halloween to finish what he had started, must kill all his relations.
Review(Spoils): This is one of the first movies that started the slasher craze of the late 70s and early 80s.We have lonely and awkward Laurie Stroud (Jamie Lee Curtis) watching her back and living her life up to babysitting it seems. She has no love life (but she wants one) and her friends are constantly pressuring her to have a life and to top it she is related to the serial killer Michael Myers! (Tony Moran) No wonder the woman is so depressing. Jamie Lee Curtis does do a great job playing this type of character I’m not sure if it was purpose or if it was just because she did not feel comfortable in the part ….. but it works.
Michael Myers is one of the icon characters of horror, best known for his while pale Captain Kirk mask and his overalls and matching kitchen knife. For that alone this movie gets props for making an iconic character that graces many more films to follow in this series. John Carpenter does a great job making the character be this empty hollow entity.
Rating: The final scene with Laurie hiding in the house and Myers stalker her is just classic (closet scene is one of my favourite of the film) and the originality of being one of the first main stream horror slasher this holds higher than the movie itself. I have seen this movie so many times and it reminds me of my childhood when it comes to watching movies. Bring on Halloween! As said by Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence ) “You’ve got to believe me, Officer, he is coming to Haddonfield… Because I know him! I’m his doctor! You must be ready for him… If you don’t, it’s your funeral.”