Oct 25, 2008

The night HE came home.

"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!


Dr Zibbs said...

I agree. I love this movie.

pure evyl said...

It was a great movie and there was something special about Jamie Lee's scream.

Verdant Earl said...

Zibbs - then you are ok in my book.

Evyl - Served her well. In Terror Train, Prom Night, Halloween 2, etc...

Michelle said...

I knew it!!!

I shouldn't have clicked on your blog!! I am frightened all over again!!!

Hope your happy now!!! :O)

Have a great sunday!!!

Slyde said...

i cant argue with that... a super film.

maybe i'll watch it friday night, since after taking the wee one trick or treating, i'll probably be staying in.

Verdant Earl said...

Michelle - I'm very happy now!

Slyde - I think I'm going to watch it on Thursday night. A back-to-back Halloween marathon with Rob Zombie's remake. Nice!

Michelle said...

Ok guys, if i can just watch the movie with both of you, perhaps i wouldn't be so frightened?? I'll bring popcorn!!! :O)

Mrs. Hall said...

Did you or Slyde talk about The nightmare on elm street yet?

If no, I must post a post on this.

Good series here Earl. You must be exhausted!


Mrs. Hall

Verdant Earl said...

Michelle - Sorry...I'm only a fictional construct of the blogosphere. No real life contact here. ;(

Holly - I did. 3 posts ago in my maniac series. Enjoy!