Halloween ★★★★★

Halloween is a nerve-wracking film. It knows how to unsettle you, and rubs that in your face for the film's duration. The eerie sound design that leans on ambient noise and the breathing of Michael Meyers, John Carpenter's next-level staging and musical scoring that build the suspense up to a fever pitch. I love the often colorful cinematography of Dean Cundey, the autumnal atmosphere, our cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, Nick Castle, & PJ Soles (I kind of adore her now), & the sheer intensity of the set pieces. I think the highest praise I can give this film is as follows: I'm not sleeping tonight. A horror film that scares me is a special kind of horror film for myself.

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