John Carpenter's Halloween is a creepy and subtle classic. The pacing is absolutely perfect. Michael Myers is depicted as the pure embodiment of evil. He's freakishly strong and emotionless. Donald Pleasance is fantastic as Dr. Loomis, a psychiatrist that spent over a decade trying to reach and cure Michael, but is now hellbent on stopping the monster. Jamie Lee Curtis is also great as a likable, brave "scream queen", determined to protect the two children she babysits. (I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU QUIT NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THIS MASTERPIECE. SPOILERS AHEAD.) The film's finale is an "edge of your seat", 30-minute chase sequence, that's nothing but heart-pounding action and suspense. At the end, Dr. Loomis hunts down and shoots Myers 6 times in the chest. He falls off a balcony, "dead". Loomis looks out, and Myers is gone. You're left with a feeling of fear, confusion, and hopelessness, that evil will always be out there. Perfect ending.
Halloween is a classic. It may have spawned a slew of gory slasher movies, but this movie is actually quite tame in comparison -- it focuses more on suspense than blood. So even though it's slow, dated and predictable, this low-budget movie hit a nerve and started a trend, and you gotta respect that. Plus, there is still something utterly terrifying about the masked Michael Myers.
The idea of the indestructible boogey man is one like found footage movies and unnecessary remakes, that I wish would go away. While the acting is good and the directing is decent, the movie itself didn't frighten me or put on the edge of my seat. I actually found it a bit boring and just ok. The endless sequels and remakes to this have been mostly worthless and I'm sure that the idea of Michael Myers popping up everywhere, had a huge influence on the Friday the 13ths, Jason.
Personally , i find this movie as one of the best horror movies of all time . Even though it's an old classic movie , it still got to me two years ago when i first watched it . This movie is like a rollercoaster ride , it gives you all sorts of feelings . You're scared , terrified , confused , curious , anxious , frustrated , afraid of what will happen to the characters and afraid of the unknown . No one really knows what's going on with The Shape , no one knows where he is , where will he show up next , who will he kill next and most immportantly , why they can't kll The Shape . It's the fear of not knowing . It's a mystery and He will take you by surprise . Even though the movie had a low-budget , it's one of the best horror movies . And the souundtrack is adding even more to the movie . Honesty , it's one of the best horror movie soundtracks i've heard and i sometimes listen to it in my free time , it's just great . I would recommend this movie anytime for someone who wants to be creeped out . 10/10