Halloween (1978) review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/20/11
In 1963 a 6-year old Michael Myers (Will Sandin) murders his 15 year old sister Judith (Sandy Johnson). Dr. Samuel Loomis (Donald Pleasance) sees after Michael. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) looks after Tommy Doyle (Brian Andrews) while Annie babysits Lindsay (Kyle Richards) and encounters her friends corpses. Only reservations this reviewer has was the lack of depth in the plot, likable characters and better dialogues. The popular spooky score, creative camerawork and the performance of Jamie Lee Curtis makes this a classic. Its rare to see a horror film with less blood and yet you feel the fear of the presence of the antagonist when he appears onscreen. Halloween spawned numerous sequels, remakes, novelization and influenced countless horror films to be produced. Definitely one of the standards for this type of genre.