Halloween Review by Ammar Akhtar

Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence. It's directed John Carpenter. IMDb synopsis: A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween, and to celebrate I'm reviewing a horror classic, Halloween. I think it was a very creepy film, but it does have a few flaws.

The character Michael Myers was scary, but mysterious. We usually saw him staring from afar at kids, and the way it was shot made it really creepy. We usually saw him in the shadows or from a distance. It kind of felt like he was watching me! His history was also a bit mysterious. We are simply told that he killed his sister when he was a young boy, and now he's back in his hometown killing innocent people. We never find out about why he killed his sister or why he's back. I would have liked to see more with his history. I didn't really understand why he did what he did. I thought they could have added some more history to his character.

One of the great things about the movie is that it's not extremely violent. We never see anything too gory/bloody. This was a great decision because if the director chose to show all the gore it would make the film more of a bloodfest rather than an actual movie. Also, the story was OK. We've seen these types of stories before, but this was one of the first slasher movies. I give credits to the film for making this whole genre possible.

Another great thing about the movie is the suspenseful scenes. These were really well done. The film takes it's time with the killings. I always predicted when Myers would pop up, but I was wrong. I liked how it took a while for Myers to come and kill the people. It added a lot more suspense rather than just rushing with it all.

Overall, this was a pretty solid film. Sure it does have a few flaws, but it was one of the first slasher films. I mean we got the iconic Michael Myers from this film! If your reading this review on halloween night, I'd definitely recommend it. There are a few mild jump scares, and Myers is pretty creepy. Don't expect any twist and turns though. This is a simple slasher film at it's finest. 

GRADE: 7/10

Wait, look behind yourself. I think I can see Michael Myers.

So what did you think of Halloween? Lemme know. Also, I am continuing my Batman reviews slowly. I'll get one up very soon! And have a happy Halloween! BOO.