Today is the last day of the Halloween film countdown. So what’s the best film to see on October 31? Of course, it is the 1978 classic "Halloween," one of the most influential and arguably the best slasher film of all-time.
This movie begins in the early 1960s when a young kid, Michael Myers, kills his sister with a kitchen knife. After this, Michael is put in a mental institution and years later, he escapes. His doctor, Sam Loomis (played by Donald Pleasence), tries to find him. Michael returns to the town of the murder, Haddonfield, on Halloween. In Haddonfield, high school student Laurie Strode (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) and one of her friends are babysitting. They are in danger since Michael is stalking them.
The film has a very memorable opening scene. It is shot from a first-person perspective, and it is a chilling murder. The score in this scene, along with the rest of the film, is excellent. It adds a lot of suspense.
Jamie Lee Curtis is excellent as Laurie. Although she has the combination of girl next door and sexy teenager attributes now customary in slasher film heroines, she also comes across as smart and capable. All the supporting performances are great too. Donald Pleasence is very good as Sam, who knows Michael is dangerous and is determined to find him.
The movie is effectively directed by John Carpenter. He does a good job not showing Michael’s face in the first half of the film.
“Halloween” is one of the great horror films of all-time. By now, all readers should have their Halloween costumes set but, if not, you can get plenty of ideas for slasher costumes at spirit.