petricor’s review published on Letterboxd:
Why do I feel like by the time the ending credits appeared that John Carpenter had succeeded in pranking me with the myth of this Michael Myers fellow? I really didn't like Loomis's character, wandering around after Myers, equating mental illness with superhuman evil. I felt he added nothing to the film in general. The opening was brilliant, but Halloween failed to deliver any character study that taunted me with the reveal of the opening scene. This suggests it was just going for twist upon twist. Little made logistical sense in the grand scheme of things. I guess I like my horrors to do more than just throw scares and twists at me. I want to end on a positive note, so I'll say that Halloween's theme was utterly amazing.