One of the (many) great things about John Carpenter’s Halloween is how the terror, its Boogeyman, and the story itself combined to create such an authentic atmosphere. Similar to what Jaws did to water, Halloween made you think twice about who might be standing behind the mask. Look, no one needs me to fawn over how good Carpenter’s film is—it would be like me trying to explain to you why oxygen is important—so I’ll just leave it at that because Halloween is as good as the genre gets.
I love what artist Anthony Petrie has done with Carpenter’s classic. Michael Myers is front and center under the veil of a cold, fall night. The boogeyman, as they say, has come home. Like the film itself, Petrie’s interpretation is simple and to the point, with Myer’s being a force of pure evil.