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John Carpenter Amerika Serikat, 1978

Duncan Gray's rating of the film Halloween

Re-rating this a 5, after being unimpressed years ago. What changed? I learned to love movies for their irrationality. I'm sure on Wikipedia there's a large entry on Michael Myers, filled with canonical info from sequels and remakes. I couldn't care less. The idea of an unstoppable, irrational force is so much scarier, a bogeyman that reduces you to your childhood fears. And just when you were discovering sex, too.