What would the Halloween season be without the Halloween movie franchise? There are other franchises that are good, but Halloween is Tom Brady New England Patriots good.
For this article we're just going to pretend Halloween: Resurrection (2002) and Halloween II directed by Rob Zombie (2009) are bad dreams that don't really exist. With a plethora of great content from the rest of the movies, I could write 12 reasons easily. Let’s focus on my top 3.
1. The Theme Music
Admit it. As soon as those piano keys hit you know what it is. No horror franchise embodies the theme of the holiday like John Carpenter's masterpiece title song. Even people who don’t watch horror movies can hear that song and immediately think “Michael Myers.” Face it, If the theme song for Friday The 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, or Childs Play started playing right now, you would have absolutely no clue what you’re listening to. In fact, you would probably think to yourself “What is this garbage?”
2. Dr. Loomis
The hero America needs. Much like most of us red-pilled folks, he sounds bat-sh*t insane to normies but is proven over and over again to be the smartest man in the room. Brilliantly portrayed by the late great Donald Pleasence, Dr. Loomis paints every scene with memorable overdramatic lines like these.
"In my heart I knew hell would not have him."-Dr. Loomis
I mean come on, this guy could write for a metal band with lines like these.
He also loves telling the dense authorities of Haddonfield what the deal is. Watch Loomis take matters into his own hands as this statist (who just had most of his police force wiped out) tries to prevent the townsfolk from defending themselves.
What liberty lovers heard:
"Go home and lockdown while I run around and fail to prevent anyone else from dying."-Sheriff Meeker
When it comes to heroes, Dr. Loomis is the G.O.A.T. and I encourage you to watch his brilliant performance in the often slept on Halloweens 2, 4, and 5.
3. Michael Myers is Smart AF
Michael Myers displays a level of intelligence not seen among slashers. Most of 'em are dumb brutes. Walking brick sh*t houses if you will. This is not the case with Michael. Not only is he a hoss, but he can also outthink you. With too many examples to cite of them all, I will leave you with the best one in my opinion. In Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Michael has to get to a party without being obvious. The town of Haddonfield by now is well aware of what he’s capable of, so he has to go incognito to murder his victims. He proceeds to:
A. Find the “cool” kid with the dopest car
B. Waits until he’s alone, kills him, and steals the car and his Halloween costume
C. Picks up the dude's girlfriend dressed in his costume
"Beep beep b*tch let's move it"
D. Proceeds to get action from said girlfriend before heading to the party to cause havoc
Jason ain’t got nothing on that kind of swag.
There you have it, folks. My top 3 reasons for considering the Halloween franchise the G.O.A.T. of all horror franchises. Maybe I'll do a part 2. Until then
Bonus point: Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982: the one without Michael Myers) is so bad it’s good. Perfect for horror lovers who watch scary movies for the laughs. Most people blow this sequel off but trust me, it’s worth the watch.