Halloween (1978 USA)

He’s gone! The evil has gone!” Bug eyed Dr Loomis (Donald Pleasence) screams. This hilarious line stands out from such a bare bones of a screenplay. John Carpenter’s direction makes a lot out of such simple elements as: shadows, dark streets, creaking doors, that it makes even the everyday setting of a small town neighborhood claustrophobically terrifying. Of course, back when this was made there were no smart phones or CCTV to combat predatory homicidal stalkers. Although it wasn’t the first of its kind, Halloween certainly was the game-changer for almost every other slasher flick that followed this low-budget indie horror. But they only ended up imitating the formula that this sick ‘classic’ originated. [Read more…]

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Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (USA 1988)

halloween_4_06_storI did review this a few months back – but then I had a sudden attack of “morality”. I tried to reduce the sleaze on this blog, going on a Stalinist rampage, exterminating certain posts. This was one of the posts that got purged. But now its risen from the dead to live again. I’m helpless with the fact that the blog posts that contain nudity, or semi-nudity, get the most views. So its back teenyboppers. Large as life and twice as spicy. In all its nekkidness… [Read more…]

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