Just finished watching the 1978 version of Halloween. This is really a good movie, far better than the typical slasher flick. Donald Pleasence really adds to the movie as he tells the story of Michael Myers as the movie unfolds.
Two things that stand out.
The body count isn’t really high for a slasher movie. There’s time to build up suspense between the killings.
The end scene doesn’t go on and on. I’ve always disliked horror movies that have a half hour chase scene at the end of the movie.
I guess I’ll try the original Friday the 13th next