Halloween ★★★★½

I don't think there's anything left to be said about John Carpenter's classic masterpiece of suspense and dread. Despite the low budget, nearly every shot is brilliantly staged, every scare perfectly calculated to ratchet up the tension. If Psycho invented the slasher film, it was Halloween that breathed life into it, endlessly stolen from, but never fully replicated or recaptured. there is no more perfect or iconic a film for the season than the classic that earned it's name, "Halloween".