It doesn't matter what time of year it is, any time you watch Halloween it becomes October 31st for an hour and a half. Anchor Bay Entertainment reminded me of this with its 35th Anniversary Edition of John Carpenter's slasher masterpiece. It's always a pleasure to re-visit Haddonfield and spend a little more time with Michael Myers, Dr. Loomis, Laurie Strode, and all her friends.
Does Halloween really need any introduction? It might not be the first slasher film in horror history, but it's certainly the one that jump-started the genre and is still being imitated today.