The film "Halloween" has enjoyed well-deserved popularity over the years.
I suspect one of the reasons is it has a genuine heroine. Unlike people in so many other horror films, the teenage girl played by Jamie Lee Curtis is not just pretty but also is intelligent. Her intuition is healthy. She is alert. She catches on early. She doesn't go bumbling about in cellars or attics. She develops a plan and fights back.
After years of silently telling dolts, "Don't split up" and "Don't go in that basement," movie-goers were pleased to see a person with smarts and no small amount of courage.
"Halloween" has a great combination of Boo and Bravo.