Film #28 of the Halloween 31
This is definitely one of my favorite horror films of all time, so I was extremely glad that I got to see it in theaters as a part of the horror classics series at the theater where I volunteer. This is truly a classic horror film, and deservedly so.
Unlike many of the other slasher films, this film has some depth to its writing. Its themes are really well-integrated into the script. Its commentary on mental illness is really intriguing, as it humanizes the antagonist which we as the audience would otherwise see as inhuman. Also, this film essentially started the trope trying to scare teenagers from premarital relations. This shows some interesting perspective on the society of the time.
The film is also phenomenally well-made. The cinematography is amazing, especially the POV tracking shots, like the beginning. In addition, the opening sequence is really creepy and atmospheric. The score also helps to build suspense, creating scares that are actually scary for a change.
So overall, I think that "Halloween" is a very well-made film. It is intense, and scarier than most other horror films. It is iconic for a reason, as its cinematography and themes are so great.
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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