Halloween (1978)

1978 Horror, Thriller

User Score: 71/100

Synopsis:

On Halloween night of 1963, 6-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
Year: 1978
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, P.J. Soles, Nancy Stephens, Charles Cyphers, Tommy Lee Wallace, Nancy Kyes, Darla Rae, Kyle Richards, Brian Andrews, Mickey Yablans, Tony Moran, Jennifer Rhodes, Arthur Malet, Nick Castle, George O'Hanlon Jr., Gwen Van Dam, John Michael Graham, Brent Le Page, Adam Hollander, Robert Phalen, Will Sandin, Sandy Johnson, David Kyle, Peter Griffith, Barry Bernardi
Director: John Carpenter
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.55/5 stars from 14 users. Votes: 14.
Genre: Horror, Thriller

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