I never cared for the Halloween
movies, but I did like the first Nightmare On Elm Street
a lot. I found it very groundbreaking at the time.
I'm about a hundred pages into World War Z
and it's very impressive. Not only does the History-book format give verisimilitude to the Zombie Apocalypse, but the thing is loaded with satire. Governments and lifestyles and cultures, both foreign and domestic, are being lambasted without mercy.
Best of all, the satire doesn't come at the expense of the story; the horror and tragedy are portrayed with sympathy and depth. Very good book, so far.