Sophie Hall and Amelia Mendes

Halloween (1978) Movie Review

October 8, 2018

On October 25th, 1978, the world was terrified by the now infamous mass murderer, Michael Myers, and was scared for a young Jamie Lee Curtis, who had officially made her film debut. 40 years later, on October 19th, the Halloween film series will come to a dramatic end, with Curtis’s character and Myers battling it out one last time. In tribute to this now beloved cult film series, we decided to go back to the beginning and watch the original Halloween movie prior to seeing the conclusion of the franchise. Here are our thoughts…

Amelia’s Opinion

Halloween is a classic for a reason. The suspense, the tension, and the horror are incredible for a movie that was made with minimal technology in the 70’s. 40 years later, the film remains timeless, still keeping audiences on the edge of their seats. The jump scares were perfectly timed and unexpected. The characters, especially Curtis’s, were well developed within a limited amount of time, allowing for the audience to truly fear for their lives. Michael Myers was terrifying, with his slow, steady walk, emotionless demeanor, and apparent immortality. The most heart-pounding moment for me was when Michael Myers stood directly behind Jamie Lee Curtis after Curtis found the bodies of three of her friends and the tombstone of Myers’ sister, of whom Myers had killed when he just was a child. Over the course of the movie, I let out at least two genuine screams and found myself looking over my shoulder on the way home. I’m considering watching the sequels, but most definitely plan on watching the final movie, which will tie in with and mainly reference the first. In conclusion, I’m giving this movie four stars and would recommend it, although I warn you, you may have trouble falling asleep the next night. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sophie’s Opinion

Halloween may be a classic, but you can tell it was made in the 70’s.  Maybe years of modern horror films have desensitized me from what one would usually find horrifying *cough* Amelia *cough*.  This movie may not have frightened me, but it was definitely good for a laugh. What I found to be the most hilarious part was the beginning when Michael Myers flew over the car after breaking out of the asylum. In my head, I could just picture him shouting “I’m Free!”. After flying over the car, Myers proceeded to give the nurse in the vehicle a “nuggie”. The baby-faced masks worn by Michael Myers caused him to look perpetually sad and I started to feel for the villain.  As he pouted up toward the main character I almost began to root for him. “It’s okay buddy, just go home”. He also managed to impress me with his driving skills. As a result of living in an asylum since he was a child, Myers had never learned, and yet he could drive better than I can. Overall I would definitely recommend the movie and cannot wait for the new one. I hope it will hold many more laughs. I give this movie four stars and warn you, your ribs may hurt from laughing after this hilarious horror film.  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️