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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Halloween (1978)’

Michael Meyers killed his sister as a young boy and became a shell of a person. Fifteen years later, he escapes a mental institution to return to his hometown to stalk Laurie Strode and her friends. Michael Meyers is the perfect embodiment of evil with his single minded nature and machine-like drive. He chases after his prey silently, slowly, and methodically in his white mask with no semblance of humanity. The main person standing against him is a babysitter drawing on strength she never knew she had. Despite being a slasher film, blood and gore are shockingly absent, relying more on tension to scare the audience. The music helps build suspense with its minimalist patterns. Halloween is my favorite horror film because of its genius simplicity, relatable characters, and iconic villain.

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Elizabeth Talbott

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