starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tony Moran
"Black Cats and Goblins and Broomsticks and ghosts
Covens of witches with all of their hosts
You may think they scare me
you're probably right
Black cats and Goblins, in Halloween night"
TRICK OR TREAT!
What else should I say about "The Night he came home"?; every horror enthusiasts can safely say that this is one of the best, the finest, the most unbeatable piece of film there is. While I did saw this film late in my life, Friday the 13th and its kins beating it as the first slasher films I get to watch, I am still overwhelmed by this film's originality, staple nature and surprisingly scary attributes, respected it for the "deeds" it has done (unintentionally) in the name of horror. Halloween is no longer just a "cult classic", it's a classic itself and no other title out there, or "remake" (if that's what you call them, Rob) can outdo the damages this film had created for the world, and the billions and billions of titles made in its name (though, hardly ever met the standards).
Though no way the FIRST slasher film (Psycho, Texas Chainsaw massacre, Black Christmas, Alice Sweet, Alice, you pick which one), it is the "messiah" of the sub-genre, bringing bodycount horror into the mainstream and popularity that nearly took over the 80s and continues to exist until today. Yes, it is that reason why I feel honored on seeing it, and it is that reason why I feel a little uneasy reviewing this, (and who doesn't? It's like having superpowers and knowing you can't go willie-nillie using it every time...)
So let's get started!
15 years institutionalized, his psychiatrist, Dr. Samuel Loomis, drives to Smiths Grove to check up on Myers, who's in a state of catanoia, refusing to speak or move from where he is. Loomis sees the evil in Myer's eyes, the Devil's eyes as he calls them, and fears of the brewing darkness inside him might spark anytime. But that night in 1978, much to Loomis' surprise, Myers had moved, causing a situation to distract Loomis and his assistant before attacking his car, and escaping with it. Now loose, Micheal Myers, The Shape, is free once again, returning to Haddonfield to continue his spree.
That evening, Laurie remains loyal to her task as the other two finds a way how to get their freak on with their dates. Annie left Lindsey to Laurie's care, spending the night with the kids watching horror films and eating candy.
After a series of attacks and knocking her attacker out, Laurie asked the kids to look for help outside. As they did, they ran to Dr. Loomis. By luck, he found his monster reviving for one last kill. As Michael's about to murder Laurie, Loomis came in time to shoot the monster to death, knocking him out of a balcony. However, as the doctor looked down, Micheal's body is no longer there; Loomis looks at this unsurpirsed, as if he knows this would happen. Now Micheal is still loose, and Halloween night is no longer the same...
1 female knifed to death
1 male seen dead
1 dog strangled to death
1 female strangled and then had her neck slit with knife
1 male pinned on a door with kitchen knife
1 female strangled to death with phone cord
I do have one complain about this film, though. Why do the sequels bother hiding Micheal's face is we already got a clear look of it in here? i just don't get it...
|See? not a bad looking fellow.|