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Plot summary: A man disguised as William Shatner alarms neighborhood teens.
this movie made the slasher genre. psycho invented it, but halloween perfected it and brought it into the mainstream. horror movie trying to emulate halloweens style continued to get made through the 80s into the early 90s, and it had a huge impact on the horror genre in general. a great film and worthy of being higher on the list. above re-animator anyway.
The original that provided the blueprint for millions that have followed and none that have even come close as equals. I'm not a fan of the genre but this is excellent tension building. Carpenter is a wizard of cinema.
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