This movie has a six minute fight with Halloween for my favorite Carpenter movie. The length of the fight almost inadvertently a metaphor for the cognitive dissonance one can go through when seeing reality through a new filter.
I love it's campy B-movie nature and conspiracy-laden dystopian fiction; complete with subliminal messaging and formaldehyde-face aliens creating secret societies with human collaborators.
I especially love its anti-capitalist themes, and the fun it has while tackling important topics like capitalism, advertising, and consumer culture.
"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... And I'm all out of bubblegum."
This creates an experience. Through the strong lead performance, and the sound and camerawork, it helps you to see the holidays through the filter of someone battling addiction - or even mental illness (which addiction can sometimes be sequela of)- and how even family gatherings can feel like a horror film when you're battling with your own mind.
One of the ideas that I like about Thanksgiving is the concept of focusing on gratitude. I am grateful for all my Letterboxd friends. I appreciate having a place where I can be myself around amazing people 🍁🍂
🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃
This is one of the most iconic and analyzed movies out there; so, even saying, "what hasn't been said?", has already been said hundreds of times.
Legendary score. Signature camera work. Horror icon Michael Myers. Scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis. Source of inspiration to countless films. A masterpiece of independent filmmaking and the seminal slasher. 🤡🔪
I hope everyone has an excellent day! 🎃🍁🍂
This movie understands loneliness a lot better than most.
Whenever you've been alone for so long, you start to long for human touch. Some of you may have read about the scientific study at Yale that suggests that people who take frequent, long, warm showers or baths tend to be lonelier than folks who spend less time bathing and like cooler water. The scientists speculate that physical warmth, such as a shower or bath, is a form of self-therapy to…