Happy Halloween everyone, and I hope you all have a really fun, safe night. So for the holiday, I feel it’s only appropriate to talk about the quintessential Halloween movie about today. Halloween is the frightening story of Michael Myers who stabbed his sister to death Halloween night when he was six, and fifteen years later he escaped from Smith’s Grove Sanitarium and returned to his hometown of Haddonfield to kill again while being hunted by his terrified psychiatrist Dr Loomis.
Halloween is a prime example of simple horror done perfectly. Michael Myers is frighteningly cold but Donald Pleasence as Loomis and his haunted performance as Loomis elevates Michael to true legendary boogeyman status. The score by Carpenter is absolutely iconic. The ending is my favorite ever in horror and would have 1,000,000 times scarier without the truck loads of sequels. Halloween is a simple classic that is still scary today and I can’t recommend it enough. May the gaming gods bring you glory.