Halloween ★★★★

Watched w/ Krista. Her first time seeing it since the middle school sleepover when it terrorized her. (More manageable now, but still an impressive movie.) I was so happy to be seeing it again, and to get to reintroduce her to it. Our last movie together had been at Brooklyn Horror but had in no way been a conventional horror film, nor had it felt particularly scary. This movie feels scary: it respects the traditions but also innovates in just the right ways to make you feel off-kilter. It paces out a modest piece of territory and then works it so, so fruitfully.

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