I apologize for resposting a Halloween FFC from two years ago, but life has been a little chaotic lately. Work has been crazy this week, we have the VP in town and we are doing inventory. On top of that, I haven't been feeling well the last few days and I'm not getting much sleep. That's part of the reason you aren't seeing a lot of new posts the last week. I have a few books finished to review, I just need to find the time and energy to do them. Hopefully next week will be better and you will start to see more reviews going up soon. In the meantime, please enjoy an introduction to Michael Meyers, the coolest killing machine to ever be created.
I will pass on Jason and Freddy. Laugh at Chucky and Pinhead. Oh, but Michael Meyers is another story. Now I know this isn't the best picture of my silent, slasher hero but it will have to do for this post.
Of all the great unstoppable killers in the history of cinema there is no other that even holds a candle to him. The star of 9 films (2 of them really bad Rob Zombie movies) and a body count any psychopath can be proud of he is a star of the silver screen.
The first time I saw the original Halloween movie it scared the crap out of me. I was 13 years old and really didn't want to watch it at the time. Not because I would be scared, quite the opposite actually. I didn't think it would scare me at all. I remembered watching the firstFriday the 13th movie and the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie and neither one scared me one bit. To me it was a human killing other humans, nothing all that scary. My mom made me watch it though and it terrified the hell out of me. There was something so creepy about Michael.
Jason Voorhees was just as silent as Michael but he wasn't as scary. Michael has a presence about him that is amazing. Whether it's the way he cocks his head or the way he walks he is a killing machine that oozes terror. I never get tired of sitting on the couch, all the lights off, the jack-o-lantern glowing in from outside, and watching Michael as he does his thing.