Halloween ★★★★★

My absolute favorite moment from the original Halloween is witnessing quite possibly the only honest humanity we ever see from Michael Myers. I am of course referring to the moment he pins poor unsuspecting Bob to a kitchen wall by running him through with his knife, leaving him suspended at least a foot in the air. The look on Michael Myer's face... mask conveys his own sense of astonishment at the physics of this working, which by all means shouldn't.

Even at a whopping 40-years old, Halloween is still an effective, finely crafted slasher. Sure, it's a little tame by today's standards and the characters make stupid decisions for the sake of plot, but it still manages to be a deeply unsettling experience that never outstays its welcome.

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