Review: Halloween (1978)

Considered to be the first “Slasher”, and a blueprint of the genre for the next decades. A classic!

blu“HALLOWEEN”
1978
Slasher/Horror
USA

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Donald Pleasence
Distributor: Scream Factory
Runtime: 91 mins
BLU RAY REGION A

“It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”

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When the incarnation of pure evil, Michael Myers, escapes from a high security mental hospital all hell breaks loose. 15 years after he murdered his sister, he’s back, at Halloween. Stalking a young girl and her friends. He’s out for blood! But tailing him is his long time psychiatrist who knows what he’s capable to, and is destined to stop him…

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This is a well constructed horror/slasher. It was a fresh approach to the horror genre at the time, which also spawned a new sub-genre that would fill the cinemas in the 80’s. The inventive use of the camera, the music and that emotionless mask can still creep you out. After seeing a lot of slashers it might drown a bit, but still one hell of a slasher. I guess everyone has seen it, if not; Do yourself a favour: Watch it!!!

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This is a part of a big collection of all the Halloween films. It’s looking smashing, maybe lack a bit on the sound, but this is only a minor thing. The flick is full of nice extras: Different audio-commentaries with John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Debra Hill and more. Also lots of great featurettes, trailers, spots and much, much more.

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