One of the classics. This is probably one of the best horror films hands-down. Since 1978 this film has been scaring teenagers and even some adults to make sure and double-check the deadbolt on their doors before they go to bed. This movie set the tone for a lot more to follow. Personally, this is my absolute favorite in the series, with Part 2, well…coming in 2nd place.
Some will argue that their wasn’t really any blood or gore and that for that reason, it doesn’t serve as a top tier horror film. I think the opposite. While the lack of blood and gore isn’t a problem for most, even with us who enjoy that, the movie makes up for it with the suspense that slowly builds throughout the film. You see a 6 yr old boy kill his sister, but you don’t see it. You see the knife plunging, but you don’t. That’s all left up to the imagination. To let you figure out how it would play out.
By doing that, John Carpenter cemented his name in the industry as a guy to be watched out for. The soundtrack is in a world of its’ own too. Everybody knows that music. The creepy piano gives off the vibe that something sinister is coming, and is about to happen.
Michael Myers, played by Nick Castle, who appears in the ending credits as The Shape, was hired on one of the facts that his father was a professional dancer, and Nick had the skills they were looking for to move about gracefully. Nick did a terrific job as the antagonist, stalking his prey and being one step ahead of Dr. Loomis and the police. The murders in which he commits are all done so suddenly, that it makes one to think to always check the backseat of the car before getting in. Poor Annie.
The infamous mask worn by Nick is actually a William Shatner mask that was painted white in a last ditch effort to find a mask that was original, and avoid the cliched clown or ski mask. They did an outstanding job! It’s very creepy and surely suits the character better than any other mask would have. What are your thoughts on this film? Over-rated? What do you love/hate about it? Below are the pictures of Nick and I at Texas Frightmare 2019 and his autograph. He is a very nice man, down to earth, and thankful of his fans. Poor guy was so exhausted he just wanted to get some sleep.
Until next time friends, stay scary, stay safe!!