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John Carpenter Amerika Serikat, 1978

msmichel's rating of the film Halloween

A masterpiece of modern horror often copied but never quite duplicated for the simple fact that this originated the conceit. The 'shape' is one of the most eerie villains in screen lore and Carpenter's slow reveal wrapped in an universal story was the perfect introduction. A master class in tension, suspense and terror. Well cast with a young Curtis and a career defining turn by Pleasence at its core.