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