Monday, November 9, 2009

Fright Fest - Halloween

The original, not any of the crap sequels or remakes. God, Hollywood unoriginality makes me die on the inside lately.

This has to be one of the most moralistic horror movies ever created. You have sex, you die. Awesome message. But outside of that, what really makes this movie scary is the creep Michael Meyers does. A lot of the time, especially in the grainy scenes of the pre-remastered version, all you see hovering in the background is that white face mask and you know something's coming but you can't help but jump when it does.

It's also such a dark movie. I'm talking about lighting. You can't see in the shadows any better than the characters in the movie can so you're just as surprised as they are when Mikey pops out. At least you're not getting a large knife in the eye.

Of course, you end up having organizations like NAMI that boycotts the showing of the movie every year because they don't like its depiction of the mentally ill. And for which I scoff because they really need to lighten the hell up. Political correctness is such a buzz kill. I'm not sure why they don't boycott every horror movie with a murderous villain because they're all some level of crazy but I guess because it's such a prominent part of Halloween that they just don't like it the most here. Oh well.

One of the best parts of this movie, though, is how slow Michael Meyers walks yet how capable he is of pwning all of his victims. No matter how fast you run, he'll always catch you. It's like a bad dream. Or maybe all that craziness of his gives him super powers. Maybe that's what NAMI doesn't like about it. They're giving away secrets!

That or the theme songs tweaks them out just as much as everyone else and they want to kill it.

6 comments:

Maria said...

Never watched it, sounds good.

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Maria D'Isidoro said...

It's just like you say; you know Michael is coming, but you can't see him any better than anyone in the movie. I LOVED that about Halloween when I was little and it still makes such a fantastic impact. I need to get this one on DVD but I'm suspicious of 'remastered' when it comes to anything other than animated Disney movies.

Lea said...

Ah, Michael Myer's always freaked me out the most compared to other movie "killers". You're totally right too, the guy doesn't ever even run after you, he walks!! One minute, you're just sitting there and BAM-all of a sudden M.M. is right there! Jeez, I had nightmares for weeks when I was a kid.

And that stupid theme song. Get's my heart racing everytime, lol.

miss cindy :) said...

eh, Meyer never really scared me :) probably because I didn't watch any of his movies til about two or three years ago...
the theme song is my ringtone :)


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