Thirty-four years after its release, John Carpenter's original Halloween remains the best in the Michael Myers series.
By today's standards, the movie has not nearly as much blood as one would think, given its reputation. Instead, Carpenter opted for making the right choices in music and camera placement, a perfect villain, and the ultimate scream queen in Jamie Lee Curtis (the daughter of Tony Curtis and none other than Janet Leigh, the shower girl in Psycho).
It's one of the most successful independent films ever, and a timeless confirmation that less (less money and less special effects) is usually more when you know how to make films. — EL
★★★ ½ (out of 5 stars)
Dir. John Carpenter; writ. John Carpenter, Debra Hill; feat. Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, Tony Moran (R)
Two days only: Thu, Oct 25 and Tue, Oct 30. At all Santikos locations (the movie will be preceded by Justin Beahm's documentary You Can't Kill the Bogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween.)
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