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John Carpenter Amerika Serikat, 1978

Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Halloween

The first 10-minutes and the last 15-minute bookends are brilliantly designed, with supreme suspense and tension. Yet, Halloween missteps a lot too, like in the daytime stalking scenes. A character that is referred to as the 'bogeyman' should never have been glimpsed in the daylight, and certainly not been given the image of standing next to hung laundry or hiding behind a bedsheet/bushes. It kinda kills the effect.