"I met him, fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding; even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and, the blackest eyes... the "devil's" eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply...evil." - Dr. Loomis
Now that I've finished the exhausting horror film series, I guess I should come clean with my favorite all-time horror film. It was in there as the top film in my maniac series. I'm talking about Halloween, of course.
John Carpenter is easily one of my favorite directors, and what he did with this movie for the rest of the horror genre still echoes loudly today. No blood, no gore, no cursing and only the briefest of boobie shots in two scenes. That's it. The film is so conservative by today's standards that it can be shown almost whole on network television. Just a couple of quick edits and it's network safe. Remarkable!
I just don't know if it's possible to do it any better. This, my friends, is a perfect horror film.
Check out the original trailer.
Amazing how much of the movie they actually show in that clip. Have a great weekend!