The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be too late for many people.Written by
(at around 47 mins) While doing her laundry, the laundry room door blows shut and supposedly 'locks' Annie in. At this point, the lock on the door is in the vertical position. But as soon as Annie tries to 'open' the door, we can clearly see that she turns the lock as she struggles to open it, for when she backs away from the door again, the lock is in the horizontal position, so yes, she 'locked' herself in. When Lindsay comes to fetch her a few minutes later, the lock is mysteriously in the vertical position again. See more »
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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The music for the film -- written and performed by John Carpenter -- is instead credited to "The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra." Carpenter grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky. See more »
When aired on TV, the following scene was altered: When Sheriff Brackett and Loomis are talking, the sheriff names off what kids are doing, his line of "Getting high" was changed to "Acting sly." See more »
John Carpenter's Halloween is quite frankly a horror masterpiece. It tells the immortal story of escaped mental patient Michael Myers, who returns to his hometown on Halloween night to stalk and kill a group of babysitters.
This was the first and without doubt the best in the Halloween franchise. Carpenter shows great restraint in pacing the story very slowly and building likable characters; unusual for a horror picture.
Even more unusual is the non-existence of blood and gore, and yet it remains the scariest Halloween to date.
Halloween marked the film debut of Jamie Lee Curtis and a defining point in the late great Donald Pleasence's career. A true classic.
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