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
When Dr. Loomis spots the station wagon, he is in front of the Myers house on Meridian Street in South Pasadena. When the camera cuts to him running down supposedly the same street, he is now actually on Genesee Street in West Hollywood 16 miles away. Also just down the street from where the car is on 1356 Genesee, is Nancy's house from A Nightmare On Elm Street at 1428 Genesee. See more »
(at around 1h 23 mins) When The Shape attacks Laurie while she is hiding in the closet, the position of the clothes, as well as the types of clothing hanging in there, change frequently, and in every shot of the closet afterwards. See more »
[pulling his gun after being startled by a crash]
You must think me a very sinister doctor... oh, I have a permit.
Seems to me you're just plain scared.
Yeah, yeah I am...
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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 »
In 2000, a 'Limited Edition' DVD of "Halloween" was released from Anchor Bay. This was the Television Extended-Version which includes 12 minutes of extra-footage shot in 1981 while filming "Halloween II" and was available as a stand-alone or a two-disc (along with the theatrical cut). Later, in 2001 commemorating the 25th Anniversary DVD, Anchor Bay released yet another DVD of the theatrical cut. This DVD contains new special features, giving a brief look at the incredible "Halloween" Cast Re-union filmed on October 2000. It also had a new transfer approved by John Carpenter,which caused some controversy amongst fans, as he apparently adjusted the color quite severely, a radical departure from the previous transfer supervised by D.P. Dean Cundey. See more »
Halloween is a hands down classic horror film. John Carpenter made a film that was often imaited but never duplicated. The camera angles are one of the many things that make the film scary. Carpetner allows the viewer to see through the eyes of the killer with the subjective camera and then there's the classic music score. Jamie Lee Curtis had a star making role in this movie and if you've never seen the film you should.
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