Art... Pure, unadulterated horror art. There is a reason Carpenter is known as The Master, and Halloween gives you that reasoning from the opening to the final scenes with Loomis looking over the balcony.
Nick Castle will forever live in my nightmares, his supernatural presence on-screen scares the ever loving shit out of me. To the point watching I am fully convinced he will never die, he just keeps bouncing back, the sit up scene when Laurie thinks it's over, just terrifying on the big screen.