I did my annual rewatch of Halloween two days ago and yeah, it scared me to death again. I’ve seen the film three times and now and surprisingly the movie’s gotten scarier and scarier.
It’s not often when you can watch a movie that’s perfect from start to finish but this is one of those movies.
Halloween is the embodiment of perfectly terrifying moviemaking. Every frame–from the creepy pumpkin at the beginning paired with Carpenter’s iconic score to the sound of Michael Meyers’ haunting breathing as the camera shows the “quiet” neighborhood of Haddonfield for the last time–is imbued with a essence of uneasiness. The cast is perfect, the story is impeccably woven, and the final five minutes of the film are undoubtedly the movie’s most terrifying.
There’s not much more I can say other than this is the ultimate Halloween movie.
What do you think the perfect horror movie is?
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