#HorrorMovieMonth 📽🎞 🎃🔪
So as the end of the month arrives I’m going to post my #Top3 #Favorite #HorrorFilms of all time. The top three vary in ranking depending on mood but, the titles never change.
So in third place this year I’m putting the iconic OG slasher flick, “Halloween”. The John Carpenter directed classic that is credited as the catalyst for the Golden Age of slasher films. Once titled “The Babysitter Murders” but thanks to a producers suggestion who changed the setting to Halloween night, an thus an instant classic was born.
For anyone not well versed in the series, the feature begins thru a killers POV (point of view) as they enter a home, climb the stairs, see a young woman & attack her with a kitchen butcher knife. The killer walks outside and is unmasked as a six year old Michael Myers. Years later Michael escapes the mental institution and begins to wreak havoc in Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night.
This film was so influential & inspired so many cool horror tropes that have become staples in the genre; the killers POV shots, minimal gore, the use of lighting, and the “Final girl”. Not to mention the soundtrack that introduced us to that chilling & legendary theme. The mask that will never have us look at #WilliamShatner the same way. And, star #JamieLeeCurtis who is perfect as victim/survivor #LaurieStrode a role she will play for many years to come. Halloween will forever remain top tier in the Horror milieu & us horror fans will forever be grateful to the “six year old boy with the blank, pale, emotionless face and the blackest eyes; the devils eyes.” #MichaelMyers will be Slasher King of Halloween Night forever. #Movies #Horror #Scary #TheBoogeyman #BabysitterMurders #JohnCarpenter #NickCastle #TheShape #DrLoomis #DonaldPleasance #Annie #Lynda