Thursday, February 28, 2008

Halloween ( 1978 ) - USA





Now the John Carpenter's classic horror Halloween .

This movie centers around a psychotic murderer who institutionalized since childhood escapes on a mindless rampage while his doctor chases him through the streets.

The film contains little graphic violence and gore.

This movie was a hit at that time and still considered as a classic. The acting is roundelay good. PJ Soles provides much of the films limited humor (and one of the best deaths), Nancy Loomis turns in a decent performance and then there is the young (at the time) Jamie Leigh-Curtis. Her performance at first seems shy and un-assured, yet you quickly realize that it is perfect for the character, who is herself shy and un-assured and not at all prepared for what she is to face. And of course there is the perfectly cast Donald Pleasence as the determined (perhaps a little unstable) Dr. Sam Loomis. Rest in peace Mr. Pleasence.

If the film has a detrimental flaw, it would be the passage of time. Since the release of this film so many years ago nearly countless clones, copies, rip-offs, and imitators have come along and stolen (usually badly) the films best bits until nearly everything about it has become familiar. Combined with the changes for audience expectations and appetites, one finds much of the films raw power diluted. To truly appreciate it in this day and age, it must be viewed as it once was, as something unique.

Never the less, I have no reservation with highly recommending this film to anyone looking for a good, scary time.

IMDB Info :

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077651/

1 comment:

Curruption said...

This was a great horror movies collection... i love horror movies. Thanks for the recommendtaion.