“I’ve Waited for Him”: How ‘Halloween’ 2018 Turns the Tables on the Slasher

By Sean Guynes-Vishniac

The first time I saw John Carpenter’s Halloween, I was five. No, I didn’t have terrible parents, but I did sneak downstairs after bedtime, sometime around the eponymous holiday, to find out what they were watching. I had nightmares for weeks, and, when my parents found out it was because I watched a horror movie behind their backs, I got in trouble…