Darren’s review published on Letterboxd:
"It was the boogeyman..."
"As a matter of fact, it was."
I used to find this film an "ok" watch; now that I am older and I have more sense film wise; it would say that it is more than an "ok" watch.
John Carpenter creates one of the smartest and most meaningful slasher horror films of all time, that really doesn't centre on knifing teenagers having sex or smoking weed.
That's what Halloween had going for it: a slasher film that doesn't overuse the fact that it is a slasher film.
What this film didn't need however is the mass amount of sequels; but that's a given when it comes to a popular late '70's or early '80's successful horror flick. None of them will ever top this masterpiece of slasher cinema.