Four fave films are last new to me I watched and gave a 4.5 or 5.
The Halloween sequence begins with one of the most jarring, unexpected cuts I have seen and then it just starts dumping in the spooky atmosphere. The fucking shots of the kids walking up the porch with that shadow and light drowning them cutting to the bonfire? Jesus, Minnelli could have been directing horror better then damn near everyone.
The dad seeing his daughters outside and then walking in the empty house might not be the most emotional moment I've had with Minnelli, but it certainly was the most suddenly impactful.