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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.

15 years, 7 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!!

14 years, 3 months ago at Mar 10 19:10
2 votes
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

12 years, 1 month 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 (35), 1970s (29), Halloween (28), Serial Killer (23), 1978 (22), Babysitter (18), Thriller (16), Mask (16), Knife (15), Michael Myers (14), Boogeyman (13), Murder (11), Pumpkin (10), John Carpenter (9), Usa (8), 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.

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“"Halloween" es básicamente una de esas películas de terror que todo el mundo ha visto, pero si no lo haz hecho, no sé qué haces con tu vida. A pes”

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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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" "I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil." Directed by John Carpenter Written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill Music by John Carpenter Cinematography by Dean Cundey Editing by Charles Bornstein and Tommy Lee Wallace"


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