Walter’s Top 5 Slashers: #1 Halloween
Cert: 18 • US: 84 min • United Film Distribution • November 18, 1983
Halloween is THE slasher film. It is suspenseful, and full of horror rather than gore.
“Using odd angle shots and dark lighting, Carpenter created a truly haunting atmosphere not seen since the days of Alfred Hitchcock. The truly frightening parts of the film aren’t those that necessarily involve the killings, but those parts which focus on the cold way in which Michael stalks his victims.”