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Halloween Reviews

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October 10, 2018
The horror genre can often (rightfully) be maligned. Many of the films within the genre are cheap exploitation films, whose filmmakers care more about monetary return than crafting a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 27, 2018
You'll likely be full appreciative of just how stunning a movie Halloween is.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
November 3, 2017
Narratively anemic - but earns its hosannas primarily in terms of atmosphere and performances, both verging on brilliant.
November 1, 2016
A movie that laid the foundation for slasher films and also created one of the most legendary film history psychopaths, Michael Myers. [Full review in Spanish]
January 8, 2016
Why Halloween works is because even in its minute flaws, there's an inherent charm to the basic effectiveness and fundamental workmanship on display & it's hard to say that about many films who have tried to follow in its footsteps ever since.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 2, 2014
Carpenter obviously knows the genre well and he builds a properly terrifying atmosphere through his well-paced direction. It's an effective entry for its intended market.
October 1, 2013
Sets the standard for slasher films and horror in general...
September 23, 2013
Halloween still remains the greatest horror film of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 31, 2012
Still relevant. Still scary. Make a date on Halloween night to witness cinema's scariest Michael Myers (unless you've seen The Love Guru) causing carnage on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 29, 2012
[A] simple but horribly effective low-budget suburban horror ...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 25, 2012
Well worth another look on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 16, 2012
Made on a tiny budget of $300,000, and shot in only 20 days, Halloween is one of the most influential, imitated, and commercial indies in American film history.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 27, 2011
... if there's one John Carpenter film which is a must-see, it's Halloween.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 15, 2010
First Michael Myers slasher fest isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2010
A seminal slasher that gets better with age.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 18, 2010
... except for its shamelessly (and irresistibly) zingy music score (by the director), Halloween achieves its considerable power almost entirely through visual means.
October 27, 2008
To call Halloween merely brilliant isn't giving it enough credit. As a horror film and as a historical milestone that single-handedly shaped and altered the future of an entire genre, it's downright transcendent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 7, 2008
Who could have predicted that the low-budget pic Halloween would have a profound influence on an industry, not to mention on the concept of Halloween itself?
July 13, 2008
Virtually perfect. It is the one horror film that I would beg each and every lover of movies to watch, if I could pick only one.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
September 21, 2007
John Carpenter and Debra Hill's film is a genuine landmark in the horror-thriller genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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