Anyway, HALLOWEEN is a great horror movie. Granted by the ultraviolent and gore-laden horror films of the present day, the movie seems a bit tame and to some even a little cheesy. However, HALLOWEEN is the father of modern horror (the granddaddy is PSYCHO). The FRIDAY THE 13TH and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and even the SCREAM franchises would be nonexistant if it wasn't for HALLOWEEN.
HALLOWEEN is made even more scary because of where it takes place, even after over twenty years since it's initial release, the small town atmosphere of the movie resembles just about any small town or suburb in America. The story revolves around Michael Myers, a man who has been in institutionalized care since murdering his older sister on Halloween night fifteen years ago. On the eve before Halloween, Myers escapes from the institution to return to his hometown to haunt and hunt a high school girl named Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). However, Myers isn't the only one hunting, he's being hunted by his doctor, Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance).
HALLOWEEN was the film that started Jamie Lee Curtis' career and also made John Carpenter the heir of horror. The film has a believable plot, examining the nature of evil. The movie also has some of the most chilling music of any film of suspense. It's a classic.
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