October 17, 2008

Halloween - Trailer

In 1978 John Carpenter delivered what may be the greatest slasher film ever created in Halloween. It may not have been the first of the genre, but it certainly laid out the blueprint for so many that followed. It has great atmosphere, one of the best horror scores ever, and a killer who is unstoppable and has a habit of appearing out of the darkness right behind you. The trailer makes liberal use of that great score and builds great atmosphere. What surprised me was how much they show. In my opinion, too much is given away, although I do love ending with the "The night HE came home." tag-line.


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