it was all just water winding by you
An extremely playful film that uses its iconography to maximize its impact and statement- it's basically pop-art, but delivered with the shrewd bluntness of a sledgehammer beating you on the head twice until your brain bleeds with the sounds of its relentless screaming, and cut together with hooks and saws. It's choppy, loud, colourful and extremely beautiful- all tied together by sunsets and sunrises.
I think horror movies are elaborate constructions that stem from a core: one sensory, tangible experience. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a film about the sensation of meat. How it feels. How it tastes. Eyes Without a Face about skin. Deep Red about blood. Each sensation is a spring board into a huge discussion about aesthetics and semiotics.
Halloween is a vast and complex construction. It's actually a proper scary movie! It freaked me out! Carpenter directed the fuck out of…