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Made on a small budget, Halloween is the definitive slasher film. Many of the cliches you usually see in horror films, most likely originated here. Despite how it's categorized as a blood-and-gore film, there's very little blood and almost no gore. The horror comes from the suspense and the eerie music, composed by the director John Carpenter. Carpenter uses the usual technique of scaring people to perfection. What he does is give you a false scare, lets you relax, then stabs you in the throat. As Alfred Hitchcock once said, "I enjoy playing people like a piano". Halloween does just that.