Halloween

Halloween ★★★★

First time watching this on Blu Ray and wow it looked fucking great. Carpenter uses the simple beauty of his suburban location to express the innocence of Laurie and the neighbourhood around her. The way the camera leisurely glides around Laurie and her friends as they walk and talk past middle class homes and plain, pretty greenery is so mesmerizing. The way he juxtaposes this in the second half with rigid, deathly still shots of shadowy rooms in which you can hardly see a thing is so cool. His shadow play is beyond impressive here, not attempting to scare you with what your seeing, but with what you’re not. A master at work and we’re all here to enjoy it.