I did two Halloween movies back to back last night.
#29, Halloween (RZ 2007), IFCHD...I decided to give this movie another shot and try to enjoy it for what it is. I will say I enjoyed this movie more when I just 'forget' about JC's OG film. But it is really hard to wipe the OG one out of my mind while watching this movie. I did though enjoy the first half way more than the last half and Dr. Loomis/little Mike characters 'carry' the movie better than the rest of the characters. My favorite RZ film is still House of a Thousand Corpses. 2.5 Boogie Man Zombies
#30, Halloween, JC' OG one, I always have this movie in rotation for Halloween and it is a must for all horror fans! I think everyone here and people that don't watch horror movies have seen this film at least once in their life! IMHO, and I do have my biases, but this film is a classic and never gets old! By today's standards this movie is low budget but as you look how this movie was made and the camera angles, you soon appreciate the sense of dread and horror John Carpenter brings to the table! My two favorite scenes are the beginning young killer Mikey killing his sister. I always get the creeps as he puts on his mask and how the POV is behind the mask! Second, is when Jamie Lee Curtis is hiding in the closet and Mike breaks through the slotted wood door! That shot is awesome because of that bulb swinging around casting different shadows in that little space! 5 Boogie Man Zombies!
Sidebar about the original Halloween is back in my single days I use to live really close to Pasadena (I lived in Arcadia), where Halloween was filmed. My friends and I use to find the actual streets/Homes and walk around the neighborhood, checking out the different places.