Halloween

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9.8/10. A horror masterpiece. My second favorite of Carpenter's movies. He creates a chilling picture of suburban America where evil like this could exist. Myers represents our deepest, darkest fears. He could be a metaphor for us unleashing our innermost demons, anger, anything upon others. Jamie Lee Curtis should always be remembered as one of the best Scream Queens of all time. The creepy breathing of Myers works well, as if he's merely a shell of a man going more on killing instinct than feelings and actual thought. Curtis plays the scared but determined babysitter well, showing that the least likely of us can survive with enough determination. Myers shows the dark side of man well.

Rob245

Continuity mistake: When Annie and Laurie leave the hardware store to go to their babysitting jobs it is broad daylight. When they reach the houses apparently just a few blocks away, it is already dark.

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Marion: You're serious about this, aren't you?
Loomis: Yes.
Marion: I mean, you really never want him to get out?
Loomis: No, never, ever... never.

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Trivia: Up until The Blair Witch Project (1999), Halloween was the highest grossing independent movie ever made. It was made with a tiny budget of $325,000, but made $47,000,000 at the box office.

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Question: Why was Michael killing people? There was no mention of his history, or what made him the way he was.

Answer: The only answer given in this film is that Myers is purely and simply evil. He's just doing it because he's compelled to, and doesn't seem to have any trace of humanity left inside of him. Future sequels attempted to give an explanation, but to varying degrees of success. But as far as this original film is concerned - he's just pure evil.

TedStixon

Answer: The movie doesn't require a back story, although subsequent sequels, and the Rob Zombie remake address your questions. Then again, what makes any serial killer kill? The topic has been studied by psychologists for decades. Often serial killers lead normal lives, at least in public.

rswarrior
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