Halloween

Halloween

first watch since 2005-ish, the halloween where i lived alone in an efficiency apartment and went to hollywood video and rented a huge stack of the most legendary horror movies and tacked a blanket over my one little window and lit candles and watched them all in a row while eating bag after bag of popcorn and smoking gross cheap cigarettes. to be frank i had a very hard time experiencing this and enjoying myself as sometimes happens when you watch one of the greatest/most influential movies, separating your mind from its place in history and technical proficiency and all of that is a skill i'm not sure i have. like, my mind kept wandering to the fact that i've seen many many slashers now, and i think this and friday the 13th are the only ones i can remember that follow all those "rules" about virgins and saying i'll be right back and etc, isn't it crazy that all it took for those details to become cliche was two movies big enough to overshadow all their copycats

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