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, finest, most unbeatable piece of film there is. While I did saw this film late in my life (Friday the 13th and its kin beating it as the first slasher films I get to watch), I am still overwhelmed by this film's original 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 is a classic and no other title out there (or "remake", if that's what you call it, Rob) can outdo the damage this film created for the world and the billions and billions of titles made in its name.
Though no way the FIRST slasher film (Psycho (1960), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Black Christmas (1974), Alice Sweet, Alice (1976), you pick which one), it is the "messiah" of the sub-genre, bringing bodycount horror into mainstream and rises it to popularity that nearly took over the 80s and continues to do so until today. Yes, it is that reason why I feel honored 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!
Fifteen years institutionalized, his psychiatrist, Dr. Samuel Loomis, drives to Smiths Grove to check up on Myers who has devolved into 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 he fears of the brewing darkness inside him might spark anytime. But that one night in 1978, much to Loomis' surprise, Myers 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, sees herself Laurie stuck babysitting a local boy named Tommy Doyle, while Annie is also tasked to babysit young Lindsey Wallace. While Laurie remains loyal to her babysitting gig, Annie and Lynda find a way to get their freaks on with their dates, with Annie leaving Lindsey to Laurie's care.
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...