John Carpenter’s horror masterpiece is largely responsible for the birth of the slasher genre. It was one of the first films to feature an unstoppable iconic killer that could not be stopped. It established many of the tropes and themes that would dominate slasher films for years to come, including excessive gore, elaborate death scenes, a damsel in distress, and a massive body count. The film follows teenager Laurie Strode who finds herself being stalked by Michael Myers, an escaped mental patient who fifteen years prior to the film murdered his older sister. Now on the loose, Myers kills everyone in his path to Laurie who must fight him off herself in the film’s devastating climax.