Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.


Steve Miner


Debra Hill (characters), John Carpenter (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Laurie Strode / Keri Tate
Adam Arkin ... Will Brennan
Michelle Williams ... Molly
Adam Hann-Byrd ... Charlie
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ... Sarah
Janet Leigh ... Norma
Josh Hartnett ... John
LL Cool J ... Ronny
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Jimmy
Branden Williams ... Tony
Nancy Stephens ... Marion
Beau Billingslea ... Fitz
Matt Winston ... Matt
Larisa Miller ... Claudia
Emmalee Thompson ... Casey


Twenty years after Michael Myer's massacre in Haddonfield, Laurie Strode faked her own death, traveled to California, and took on the identity Keri Tate. Michael discovers Laurie's new identity and travels to California to kill his sister. Laurie must now take on her brother with her son's life at risk. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The face of pure evil is back for Laurie Strode. 20 years later......... See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Before he knew Jamie Lee Curtis was involved, Josh Hartnett wasn't sure he wanted to audition. "Halloween 7? Is that going straight to video, or is that going straight to hell?" See more »


(at around 1h 12 mins) Toward the end of the movie when Laurie stabs Michael with the flag, look closely at the mask in the next few scenes, it's a different mask. See more »


John: Make you toast?
Laurie Strode: Mmmm, no, none for me, thanks. Caffeine is not a food group.
John: We're out of Perkadyne.
John: Got mail. It's from your Dad.
John: Birthday card.
Laurie Strode: It's only 2 months late. I'm impressed.
John: Cash is good. I'm gonna need it when I go to Yosemite.
Laurie Strode: You're not going.
John: Yes, I am.
Laurie Strode: No, you're not.
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Crazy Credits

The film is dedicated to the memory of Donald Pleasence who played Dr. Loomis in previous films in the series. See more »

Alternate Versions

The FX televison cut includes the following:
  • A Micheal POV shot of the kid trying to grab the corkscrew from the drain
  • The FX televison cut removes the following:
  • The entire "pierce my nipples" line from Will(the counselor) is cut along with the "date-rape" response. The scene is edited as if the conversation never took place.
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Followed by Halloween: Resurrection (2002) See more »


Halloween Theme
Composed by John Carpenter
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BY FAR the best Halloween film!! Boy, I loved it!
12 October 2018 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

Finally a Halloween film I enjoyed! This installment is head and shoulders above the rest. This film ignores the events of Halloween 4, 5 & 6 (Halloween 3 was an entirely different story) and follows on Halloween 2. The script is good, the dialogue is good, the music is good, the characters are likable, good camera work, and it just felt more realistic. This is the first film I actually found suspenseful. At least we get to know the characters (they're not there just for the kill) and maybe that's why it was more suspenseful. The film even had some really great funny moments. Everything makes perfect sense in this film. In fact, I found it better than the original. Jamie Lee is back, and that's a huge bonus, and boy is she fabulous in this film!! I especially loved her attitude during the film's final moments, where she's finally had enough of Michael. This was exceptional! I was so happy with the ending, I wanted to applaud it! Loved it!

Hail to director Steve Miner who not only made one of the best Halloween films (the best in my opinion) but also a classic, thoroughly entertaining horror film. Well done!!

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Release Date:

5 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween 7 See more »


Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,187,724, 9 August 1998

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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