I missed the showing of Halloween on monday, but i managed to borrow it from a friend just so i could recap. Im not the greatest fan of horrors, i think this may be because im very jumpy and even though i know what;s coming i still get scared lol... However having seen lots of horrors, i feel that the original old school films strike a lot more terror into the audience. I dont know if this is because they make films like Saw which i think doesnt serve that good watching, or because the old school writers can tell a much better story..
The film itself always freaks me out because the suspense builds to such high levels and no matter how many times i watch it and know whats coming i jump out of my skin.. The way in which the camera follows the movement of Michael Myers and manages to keep his actual identity hidden, i think is brilliant.. The only complaint i have to make is that you dont find out why he is attacking these people. But maybe you have to watch the sequels to understand the story properly.
The soundtrack is very powerful, it gives the film extra suspense, also the mask Myers wears is nightmarish. I think you could interpret the mask as an uncanny object because you never see his face until the end, so its down to your imagination as to why he has it, or what his face looks like...
The suspense in the film reminds of something that Alfred Hitchcock would have produced. Even at the end when you think Myers is dead, and you hear his breathing it just gives you shivers..