The granddaddy of slasher films is anything but a "body count"
job. A small suburban community is shocked when six-year-old
Michael Myers puts on a mask and kills his sister on Halloween
night, for absolutely no reason. He spends the next fifteen
years locked away in an institution, while his abandoned house
remains to remind generations of the evil in their backyards.
Several nights before Halloween, Myers escapes from his asylum
and returns home. Inspired by films like BLACK CHRISTMAS and
A BAY OF BLOOD, Carpenter made a serial killer picture that
placed atmosphere and tension above any other consideration,
with a result that is truly creepy, and absolutely horrifying.
The Myers character is treated like a supernatural apparition
of doom, seemingly indestructible, appearing from out of darkness
and calm. The great Donald Pleasence attained genre immortality
with his portrayal of Myers' haunted psychiatrist Dr. Sam
Loomis (affectionately named after the character in PSYCHO),
one of horror's greatest heroes since Peter Cushing's Van
Helsing. The piano-oriented music score, composed by Carpenter
himself, is one of the classics of all time. (MD)
déséquilibré sétant échappé
d'une asile psychiatrique assassine des adolescents. Un classique