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Halloween (1978)

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Starring (View all)
Nancy Kyes Nancy Kyes
Annie
P.J. Soles P.J. Soles
Lynda
Charles Cyphers Charles Cyphers
Brackett
Kyle Richards Kyle Richards
Lindsey


Written by
John Carpenter John Carpenter
(screenplay) and
Debra Hill Debra Hill
(screenplay)


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The Greatest Horror Film Of All-Time.

13 years, 11 months ago at Nov 1 21:18
4 votes
The Night He Came Home!

I'm not joking when I say that this is easily the greatest horror film ever created. From the music and the suspense, to the creepy yet amazing villain "Micheal Myers", this film did more than just prove itself, it redefined movie history.



Filmed in just several weeks and with a budget of just over 300,000 dollars, Halloween was... read more

Another classic horror/thriller!!

12 years, 6 months ago at Mar 10 19:10
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Holy shit! What an absolutely amazing suspensful, non-stop, scary thrill ride this was! At first I didn't really want to watch Halloween because I am not a big horror fan but after hearing that Jamie Lee Curtis was in it and also a few people have recommended it to me, I decided to see what it was like. I wasn't surprised that it was good because I think that's what most horror films are like. Thi... read more

A classic

10 years, 5 months ago at Apr 24 9:53
2 votes
I already saw this movie but since it was a while back, I thought I might as well check it out again. Well, I have to admit that, each time I rewatch this movie, I enjoy it even more. First of all, it is arguably the most famous movie directed by John Carpenter and it is obviously the ultimate slasher flick. Indeed, it is basically the blue-print for all the slashers that came afterwards. Eventual... read more
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A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Release date: 27 October 1978
UPC: 013131032499
Tags: Horror (63), Slasher (36), 1970s (30), Halloween (28), Serial Killer (23), 1978 (22), Babysitter (18), Thriller (16), Mask (16), Knife (15), Michael Myers (14), Boogeyman (13), Murder (11), Pumpkin (10), Usa (9), John Carpenter (9), Coat Hanger (8), Masked Killer (7), Donald Pleasance (7), (7)
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A true classic of its genre

“There was once a time where I wasn't crazy about horror but over-time I have grown to appreciate it. Halloween really is a true classic of its genre, it is genuinely scary, taut and is pretty much the only movie of the franchise in my opinion that is not only truly effective after all this time but also where everything works.

Halloween is very well made for starters, with atmospheric lighting and camera angles definite things to like. The score is resolutely haunting, the story is tightly paced and compelling, John Carpenter's direction is superb with some inspired, efficient techniques and while I have heard better the dialogue is good enough with some sharpness and nothing really that stands out as too cheesy or stilted.

The acting is very good, and the characters es” read more

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" 5 confirmed deaths 2 men 3 girls Unconfirmed deaths: 2 doggies, Peter, and Edith, over the kills for the film was the lowest of the series. Run time: 91 mins. Kills per minute: 5 Overkill average: 1.82 Michael’s death?: Shot at couple of times, and just “disappears”. Coolest kill: Bob, he was pinned to the wall by Michael Myers. Lamest kill: Chris, the trucker who was killed off screen. My favourite death? Lynda’s death is memorable (Michael Myers is wearing a bed sheet, and is w"


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"Haddonfield, Illinois Haddonfield, Illinois is a town located in Livingston County and is the main setting of the Halloween franchise. Why you wouldn’t want to visit: Michael Myers, of course."


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"Plot: Years after going on a killing spree, Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield to complete his single-minded mission of murder. One of the blueprints of slasher film, Carpenter's classic is a beautifully shot and lit exercise in minimalism. Be it the stark blankness of the villainous Michael Myers, the down home innocence of afflicted babysitter Laurie Strode, or the absolute determination of Dr. Loomis, the film manages to place your fears firmly on pure, inexplicable evil and leaves an inde"


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“The greatest moments of Halloween take their lead from its terrific opening: that legendary, lean musical score, and the film's tricky force of orientation.

Carpenter's fastidiously fashioned film doesn't squander a one second, the top dog of the slasher genre. Apart from the intentions demonstrated by the movie, Carpenter and his crew have also forged a visually rich and well-paced film that generated the model for all subsequent of the genre.

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“In 1963, in Haddonfield, Illinois, the six-year-old Michael Myers stabs his sister to death in the Halloween night and is confined in a mental institution. In 1978, Michael Myers flees from the institution on the Halloween Eve carjacking his psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Loomis (Donald Pleasence) and heading to his hometown. On the next morning, Michael stalks the high school student and babysitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) that has a sixth sense that is followed. However, her best friends Annie Brackett (Nancy Loomis) and Lynda Van der Kiok (P.J. Soles) mock her. Meanwhile Dr. Loomis arrives in Haddonfield looking for his patient.

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