Halloween Reviews

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August 30, 2019
The quintessential popcorn horror film, a thrill ride with few equals.
August 7, 2019
On the one hand, the script needs work. On the other, the great technical achievements manage to give the story consistency and to repeatedly scare viewers. The end result is one of those attractive American B-movies. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 3, 2019
Not just the gold standard for American horror, but one of the greatest achievements in cinematic history.
January 11, 2019
The beginning of the franchise is a masterpiece of horror which every aspiring filmmaker should see. [Full review in Spanish]
October 30, 2018
Halloween is the ensuing American nightmare. It's the national boogeyman.
October 26, 2018
Carpenter's 1978 slasher classic has inspired a million imitations as well as sequels, but few that demonstrate so clearly that a disreputable genre movie can also be a pure, rigorous work of art.
October 24, 2018
In horror, the jack-in-the-box scare... is the quickest way to get a scream, but the still shocks... are the ones that linger with you. "Halloween" has them both, but it specializes in the second.
October 21, 2018
Four decades on, Halloween remains a tenacious - if messy - exercise in atmospheric thrills.
October 20, 2018
...most compelling as a metaphorical manifestation of Laurie Strode's sexual fears.
October 20, 2018
What's crucial isn't that Laurie survives because she's the only virgin; it's that she's the only virgin and still almost doesn't survive.
October 19, 2018
Still creepy as hell.
October 19, 2018
Filmmaker Carpenter certainly does an effective job of immediately drawing the viewer into the proceedings...
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.
September 27, 2018
You'll likely be full appreciative of just how stunning a movie Halloween is.
November 4, 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.
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.
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