Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Fifteen years after murdering his older sister, Michael Myers escapes from the mental institution, much to the dismay and horror of his psychiatrist Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence). Michael returns to his hometown of Haddonfield and starts stalking Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) as she makes plans for Halloween. But Loomis isn't going to have Michael claim another victim.
Over thirty years old and it's still scary. The fact that this could actually happen makes it really unnerving. There are actually a few references to Psycho in Halloween, particularly the name of Sam Loomis (in Halloween, he is Michael's psychiatrist; in Psycho, he is Marion's lover). Pretty ballsy stuff for a horror movie with a shoestring budget. One of the best horror movies ever made.
My Rating: *****