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Halloween (1978) Poster

(1978)

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Dr. Sam Loomis: I met him, fifteen years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes... the devil's eyes. 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.

[last lines]

Laurie: It was the boogeyman...

Dr. Sam Loomis: As a matter of fact, it was.

Sheriff Leigh Brackett: It's Halloween, everyone's entitled to one good scare.

Tommy Doyle: Laurie, what's the boogeyman?

Laurie: There's no such thing.

Graveyard Keeper: Yeah, you know every town has something like this happen... I remember over in Russellville, old Charlie Bowles, about fifteen years ago... One night, he finished dinner, and he excused himself from the table. He went out to the garage, and got himself a hacksaw. Then he went back into the house, kissed his wife and his two children goodbye, and then he proceeded to...

Dr. Sam Loomis: Where are we?

Graveyard Keeper: Eh? Oh, it's, uh, right over here...

Sheriff Leigh Brackett: Every kid in Haddonfield thinks this place is haunted.

Dr. Sam Loomis: They may be right.

Dr. Sam Loomis: [pulling his gun after being startled by a crash] You must think me a very sinister doctor... oh, I have a permit.

Sheriff Leigh Brackett: Seems to me you're just plain scared.

Dr. Sam Loomis: Yeah, yeah I am...

Dr. Sam Loomis: Ever done anything like this before?

Marion Chambers: Only minimum security.

Dr. Sam Loomis: I see.

Marion Chambers: The only thing I can't stand is their gibberish... how they keep ranting on and on.

Dr. Sam Loomis: You haven't anything to worry about. He hasn't spoken a word in 15 years.

Marion Chambers: What do I give him when we take him in front of the judge?

Dr. Sam Loomis: Thorazine.

Marion Chambers: He'll barely be able to sit up!

Dr. Sam Loomis: That's the idea.

Dr. Sam Loomis: You've fooled them, haven't you Michael? But not me.

Mr. Peter Myers: Michael?

[Mr. Peter Myers takes off the clown mask]

Sheriff Leigh Brackett: I have a feeling that you're way off on this.

Dr. Sam Loomis: You have the wrong feeling.

Sheriff Leigh Brackett: You're not doing very much to prove me wrong!

Dr. Sam Loomis: What more do you need?

Sheriff Leigh Brackett: Well, it's going to take a lot more than fancy talk to keep me up all night crawling around these bushes.

Dr. Sam Loomis: I- I- I watched him for fifteen years, sitting in a room, staring at a wall, not seeing the wall, looking past the wall - looking at this night, inhumanly patient, waiting for some secret, silent alarm to trigger him off. Death has come to your little town, Sheriff. Now you can either ignore it, or you can help me to stop it.

Sheriff Leigh Brackett: More fancy talk.

[referring to a partially eaten dog]

Sheriff Leigh Brackett: A man wouldn't do that.

Dr. Sam Loomis: This isn't a man.

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Laurie: Lynda, if this is a joke, I'll kill you!

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Annie Brackett: [Michael Myers' car cruises by the girls walking home from school] Hey, jerk! Speed kills!

[the car screeches to a halt]

Annie Brackett: God, can't he take a joke?

Laurie: You know Annie some day you're going to get us all in deep trouble.

Lynda: Totally.

Annie Brackett: I HATE a guy with a car and no sense of humor.

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Annie Brackett: Still spooked?

Laurie: I wasn't spooked.

Annie Brackett: LIES!

Laurie: I wasn't! I saw someone standing in Mr. Riddle's back yard.

Annie Brackett: Probably Mr. Riddle!

Laurie: He was watching me.

Annie Brackett: Mr. Riddle was watching you? Laurie, Mr. Riddle is eighty-seven!

Laurie: He can still watch.

Annie Brackett: That's probably all he can do!

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Lynda: It's totally insane. We have three new cheers to learn in the morning, the game is in the afternoon, I have to get my hair done at five, and the dance is at eight! I'll be totally wiped out!

Laurie: [sarcastically] I don't think you have enough to do tomorrow.

Lynda: Totally!

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Marion Chambers: Don't you think it would be better if you referred to "it" as "him"?

Dr. Sam Loomis: If you say so.

Marion Chambers: Your compassion's overwhelming, doctor.

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Lynda: Now when we get inside, Annie will distract Lindsey and we go upstairs to the first bedroom on the right. Got it?

Bob: First I rip your clothes off...

Lynda: Don't rip my blouse, it's expensive you idiot!

Bob: Then I rip my clothes off, then I rip Lindsey's clothes off, yeah I think I got it.

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Lynda: [concerning Annie] The only reason she baby sits is to have a place for...

Laurie: [realizing she had forgot something] Shit.

Annie Brackett: I have a place for *that*!

Laurie: I forgot my chemistry book.

Lynda: So who cares? I always forget my chemistry book and my math book, and my English book, and my, let's see, my French book, and... well who needs books anyway, I don't need books, I always forget all my books, I mean, it doesn't really matter if you have your books or not... hey isn't that Devon Graham?

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Dr. Terence Wynn: Now, for God's sake, he can't even drive a car!

Dr. Sam Loomis: He was doing very well last night! Maybe someone around here gave him lessons!

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[as Lonnie is about to enter the Myers house]

Dr. Sam Loomis: Hey! Hey, Lonnie, get your ass away from there!

[Lonnie and his mates run. Loomis smiles to himself as a hand grabs his shoulder. He spins around, surprised, to find Brackett]

Dr. Sam Loomis: Oh! Jesus!

Sheriff Leigh Brackett: Are you all right?

Dr. Sam Loomis: Yeah.

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Dr. Sam Loomis: Stop here.

Marion Chambers: Shouldn't we go on up to the hospital and...

Dr. Sam Loomis: Wait!

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[into phone]

Dr. Sam Loomis: You've got to believe me, Officer, he is coming to Haddonfield... Because I know him! I'm his doctor! You must be ready for him... If you don't, it's your funeral.

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[to Leigh Brackett]

Dr. Sam Loomis: Death has come to your little town, sheriff.

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Lynda: [exposing her breasts] See anything you like?

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Marion Chambers: You're serious about this, aren't you?

Dr. Sam Loomis: Yes...

Marion Chambers: I mean you really never want him to get out.

Dr. Sam Loomis: No, never, ever... never

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Marion Chambers: [arriving at Smith's Grove and seeing patients walk the grounds] Since when do they let them just wander around?

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[the Shape is lurking by a bush on the sidewalk]

Laurie: Annie, look!

Annie Brackett: Look where? I don't see anything.

Laurie: That guy who passed us in the car before, the one you yelled at!

Annie Brackett: Subtle, isn't he?

[marches over to the bush]

Annie Brackett: Hey, creep!

[pauses]

Annie Brackett: Laurie, dear. He wants to talk to you. He wants to take you out tonight.

Laurie: [seeing there's nobody there] He was standing right there.

Annie Brackett: Poor Laurie! Scared another one away. It's tragic, you NEVER go out. You must have a small fortune stashed away from babysitting so much.

Laurie: Guys thinks I'm too smart.

Annie Brackett: I don't, I think you're wacko. Now you're seeing men behind bushes!

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Lynda: So Annie, are we still on for tonight?

Annie Brackett: I wouldn't want to get you in deep trouble, Lynda!

Lynda: Oh come on Annie! Bob and I have been planning it for weeks.

Annie Brackett: All right, the Wallaces leave at seven.

Laurie: I'm babysitting the Doyles, it's two houses down. We can keep each other company!

Annie Brackett: Oh terrific, I've got three choices: Watch the kid sleep, listen to Lynda screw around or talk to you!

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Dr. Sam Loomis: He came home!

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Tommy Doyle: I don't like that story anymore.

Laurie: I thought King Arthur was your favorite.

Tommy Doyle: Not anymore.

[takes a stack of comics from under the couch]

Laurie: Why do you keep them under there?

Tommy Doyle: Mom doesn't like me having them.

Laurie: Laser Man. Neutron Man, I can understand why. Tarantula Man

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Lindsey Wallace: I'm scared!

Laurie: There's nothing to be scared of.

Tommy Doyle: Are you sure?

[Laurie nods]

Tommy Doyle: How?

Laurie: I killed him...

Tommy Doyle: [shouts] But you can't kill the boogie man!

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Dr. Sam Loomis: [after Michael escapes from the mental institution] He's gone! He's gone from here! The evil is gone!

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[inside Myers' house]

Dr. Sam Loomis: Hey... What is that?

Sheriff Leigh Brackett: A dog.

[Loomis and Brackett walk next to dog]

Sheriff Leigh Brackett: It's still warm.

Dr. Sam Loomis: He got hungry.

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Richie: How is our witch?

Boy: Yeah, our pumpkin?

Tommy Doyle: Leave me alone!

The boys: He's gonna get you, He's gonna get you, He's gonna get you, He's gonna get you!

Richie: Boogeyman is coming!

Tommy Doyle: Leave me alone!

Boy: He doesn't believe us.

Richie: Don't you know what happens on Halloween?

Tommy Doyle: Yeah. We get candies.

The boys: [laugh] Boogeyman, boogeyman, boogeyman!

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Tommy Doyle: But I saw the boogeyman! I saw him!

Laurie: Okay, what did he look like?

Tommy Doyle: Ummm...

[pauses and thinks]

Tommy Doyle: the boogeyman!

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Sheriff Leigh Brackett: [beginning to believe Dr. Loomis about Michael's escape and coming to Haddonfield] All right, I'll stay with you tonight. Just for the chance that you are right. And if you are right, damn you for letting him go.

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Dr. Sam Loomis: I'm not responsible, Sam.

Dr. Sam Loomis: Oh, no.

Dr. Terence Wynn: I told them how dangerous he was.

Dr. Sam Loomis: You couldn't have, two roadblocks and an all points bulletin wouldn't stop a five year old.

Dr. Terence Wynn: Well, he's your patient, if you knew that the precautions weren't strong enough, you should have told somebody.

Dr. Sam Loomis: I told everybody! Nobody listened.

Dr. Terence Wynn: There's nothing else I can do.

Dr. Sam Loomis: You can get back in there and get back on that telephone and tell them exactly who walked out of here last night and tell them exactly where he's going.

Dr. Terence Wynn: Where he's *probably* going.

Dr. Sam Loomis: I've wasted my time.

Dr. Terence Wynn: Sam, Haddonfield is 150 miles away from here, for God's sake, he can't even drive a car!

Dr. Sam Loomis: He was doing very well last night! Maybe someone around here gave him lessons.

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Laurie: [to herself, watching kids trick-or-treating] Well, kiddo, I thought you outgrew superstition.

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Lynda: You want a beer?

Bob: Yeah.

Lynda: Is that all you can say?

Bob: Yeah.

Lynda: Go get me a beer!

Bob: I thought you were gonna get me one?

Lynda: Yeah?

Bob: I'll be right back. Don't get dressed!

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Laurie: [sees Annie wearing a shirt because her clothes are in the laundry] Oh, fancy!

Annie Brackett: This has not been my night. I spilled butter all over my clothes, they're in the wash. I got stuck in the laundry room...

Laurie: Listen, I want you to call Ben Traemer and tell him you were just fooling around.

Annie Brackett: I can't.

Laurie: Yes, you can.

Annie Brackett: No, I can't. He went drinking with Mike Godfrey and won't be home until late. You'll have to call him tomorrow. Besides, I'm on my way to pick up Paul.

Laurie: Wait a minute...

Annie Brackett: If you watch her, I'll consider talking to Ben Traemer in the morning. Deal?

Laurie: Deal.

Laurie: [to herself after Annie leaves] The old Girl Scout comes through again.

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Laurie: [in the Wallace house, and noises are coming from upstairs] All right you meatheads, joke's over.

[silence]

Laurie: Come on, Annie. That's enough.

[more silence]

Laurie: It's most definitely stopped being funny, now cut it out! You'll be sorry.

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Tommy Doyle: What about the jack-o-lantern?

Laurie: After the movie.

Tommy Doyle: What about my comics?

Laurie: After the jack-o-lantern.

Tommy Doyle: What about the boogey man?

Laurie: There's no such thing.

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Tommy Doyle: [screaming hysterically] It's the boogeyman! The boogeyman's outside!

Laurie: Oh Tommy, stop it! You're scaring Lindsey. There's nobody out there, now if you don't stop this I'm going to have to turn the TV off and send you to bed.

Tommy Doyle: Nobody believes me!

Lindsey Wallace: I believe you, Tommy.

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Laurie: [Tommy's scared of the boogeyman] We're getting nowhere. Look, the boogeyman can only come out on Halloween right? Well I'm here, I'm not about to let anything happen to you.

Tommy Doyle: Promise?

Laurie: Promise.

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Laurie: Sleep tight kids.

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Laurie: Tommy unlock the door! Come here, now you listen to me. I want you to go down the stairs, and out the front door. I want you to go down the street to the Mackenzie's house. I want you to tell them to call the police and tell them to send them over here. Now do you understand me? Go do as I say!

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