Halloween (1978) Movie Review

Halloween (1978)

1978 | Horror, Thriller
91 minutes /

User Score: 71/100

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Halloween Review


On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.

My personal favorite, this movie could be considered the first real slasher flick as it predates a great many horror franchises. This John Carpenter and Debra Hill collaboration was once the highest grossing independant film in history, and spawned seven sequels, six with notorious serial killer Michael Myers as the villain. Donald Pleasance stars in the best role of his career as Michael’s psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, the only man who knows how evil Michael is. This classic thriller was also responsible for the launch of Jamie Lee Curtis as a star in the horror genre. Setting the standard for what horror should be, Halloween is a movie that no horror fan should live without.

About Halloween (1978)

Title: Halloween
Original Title: John Carpenter's Halloween, The Babysitter Murders
Year: 1978
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.55/5 stars from 14 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 14
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, Nancy Stephens, P.J. Soles, Nancy Kyes, Charles Cyphers, Tommy Lee Wallace, Mickey Yablans, Tony Moran, Jennifer Rhodes, Arthur Malet, Nick Castle, George O'Hanlon Jr., Darla Rae, Kyle Richards, Brian Andrews, Brent Le Page, Adam Hollander, Robert Phalen, Will Sandin, Sandy Johnson, David Kyle, Peter Griffith, Barry Bernardi, Gwen Van Dam, John Michael Graham
Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Director: John Carpenter

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