In many ways, ‘Halloween’ can be credited with initiating this brand of a horror movie. After all, before there was a Jason Vorhees or a Freddy Kruger, there was Michael Myers.
Myers is the central character of the ‘Halloween’ series. Having murdered his sister 15-years before the time this film takes place, Myers is locked away in a mental institute and forgotten. That is until he escapes and returns to the town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
Of ‘Halloween,’ Roger Ebert said,
“Halloween is an absolutely merciless thriller, a movie so violent and scary that, yes, I would compare it to “Psycho’.”
Though John Carpenter had been directing successful films since the early 1960s, ‘Halloween’ is arguably the film that put him on the map as a master of horror. This film launched a series of films that continue to be made to this day
Our only advice, don’t watch this on Halloween. Otherwise, how will you know if the dude wearing the Michael Myers mask isn’t actually Michael Myers?