Halloween: The Original Horror is a Classic

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Made in 1978 “Halloween” stars Jamie Lee Curtis and is considered by many to be a cult classic.  This movie is the first in the Halloween series.  This is the story of Michael Myers who as a boy killed his sister in her bedroom and was then committed to a sanitarium.  The movie starts to develop when we are fast forwarded 15 years later when Michael escapes from the institution. 

Michael’s journey takes him back to his home town of Haddonfield where he is from. Dr. Sam Loomis (portrayed by Donald Pleasance) is the psychiatrist in charge of Michael’s well being and is on the hunt to bring him back to the institution where he escaped. 

During the course of the film we are treated to flash backs of Michael dark and gloomy life.  He is portrayed as a reclusive individual with virtually a deep silence that one can feel of such hatred that you will be able to feel shiver’s up your spine  These flashes that take you back into his past works extremely well in this film and definitely serve the purpose to send a cold chill up your spine.

Michael’s purpose of going back to Haddonfield is to go after his step sister Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis).  Without the knowledge of Laurie, Michael begins to stalk her in an attempt to kill her.  During the course of the movie we see Michael’s relentless pursuit of Laurie turning into a killing rampage as he tries to find her.

The plot of the movie for the most part is basic.  What makes this movie so special and a cult classic?  The reason simply is because the way it was done.  This has to be one of the most chilling horror movies without showing all the blood and guts.  They are able to leave you in suspense in the way they carefully crafted the script.  This movie was able to set off a springboard of other movies in the Halloween series.


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