R, 91 min.
Director: John Carpenter
Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, Nancy Loomis, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards, Brian Andrews, Arthur Malet, Tony Moran, Nick Castle
I read an article last week that questioned whether John Carpenter’s genre changing picture “Halloween” was still scary after 35 years. They tested this question by showing the movie to twenty-somethings who had never seen it before. The reactions were mixed. Some thought it was silly, some thought it was good, but not that scary, while others felt it was quite effective. In other words, they discovered nothing.