31 days of Halloween: Day 31: Halloween (1978) – A Classic that can’t be missed
You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
Black Christmas (1974), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Long Story Short:
In 1963 a little boy brutally stabs his older sister on Halloween, and is turned in an asylum. 15 years later he manages to break out to hunt down a babysitter, who has a connection to him.
This wouldn’t be a Halloween Movie List without the mother of all scary and serial killer movies! I remember I wanted the theme song of Halloween as my ringtone on my cell phone when I was 15. Back then (twelve years ago) the cell phones, or handys as we call them in Germany, were not only as big as a phone booth but also as thick. Anyways, imagine waking up to this song in the middle of the night. Long Story short, I almost wet my pants and changed my ringtone at least every time before I went to bed. What I am trying to say is, even decades after this movie came out, it still has an effect. It is a horror classic that introduced an amazing concept of terror. Jamie Lee Curtis got her title of Scream Queen, people were screaming in the movie theater, and independent movies got more recognition. As in most horror movies the acting is not the important part, but the atmosphere, and we get a lot of that in Halloween. Even if someone doesn’t like horror movies they should at least watch the one classic that made a change. Ignore the cheesy dialogues, or average acting. Enjoy the creepy music and camerawork. Admire the effort and hard work that was put into this movie. A true classic.
If you like it more violent and serious, check out the Rob Zombie Remakes.