HalloweenDirector: John Carpenter
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It was "The Night HE Came Home," warned the posters for John Carpenter's career-making horror smash. In Haddonfield, IL, on Halloween night 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers inexplicably slaughters his teenage sister. His psychiatrist Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) can't penetrate Michael's psyche after years of institutionalization, but he knows that, when Myers escapes before Halloween in 1978, there is going to be hell to pay in Haddonfield. While Loomis heads to Haddonfield to alert police, Myers spots bookish teenager Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and follows her, constantly appearing and vanishing as Laurie and her looser friends Lynda (P.J. Soles) and Annie (Nancy Loomis) make their Halloween plans. By nightfall, the responsible Laurie is doing her own and Annie's babysitting jobs, while Annie and Lynda frolic in the parent-free house across the street. But Annie and Lynda are not answering the phone, and suspicious Laurie heads across the street to the darkened house to see what is going on....
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Cast & Crew
|Donald Pleasence||Doctor Loomis|
|Jamie Lee Curtis||Laurie|
|John Michael Graham||Bob|
|Robert Phalen||Dr. Wynn|
|Nick Castle||The Shape|
|Tony Moran||Michael Myers, age 21|
|Arthur Malet||Graveyard Keeper|
|Sandy Johnson||Judith Myers|
|John Carpenter||Director,Score Composer,Screenwriter|
|Don Behrns||Production Manager|
|Thomas D. Causey||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Craig Stearns||Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design|
|Raymond Stella||Camera Operator|
|Rick Wallace||Asst. Director|
|Tommy Lee Wallace||Editor,Production Designer|
|Irwin Yablans||Executive Producer|
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
8. Chapter 8
7. Chapter 7
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
21. Chapter 21
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Best Horror Flick By John Carpenter Ever
John Carpenter was a mastermind at horror, and was creating movies ever since he was a child. Only in his late teens he created a movie so suspensful, it left audiencies screaming out of their minds, and that's what John Carpenter did. Debra Hill, Carpenter's then girlfriend, decided to make a film to die for. They came up with a movie titled HALLOWEEN, because there was no such movie with no such name. Jamie Lee Curtis was an unknown acctress in an unknown show, and really only known for being the mother of the famous Janet Leigh in PSYCHO. Carpenter was inspired by PSYCHO because of Jamie, and that's what made HALLOWEEN the classic it is today. Imagine being in a neighbor and suddenly somebody starts chasing after you, with a butcher knife, a hauntly white ghost mask, and a truck driver's suit, after he has killed all of your friends and is now out for you. And every time you kill him, he awakens and just gets madder. It's an evil entity that will never die, and somewhere inside HALLOWEEN, their is an evil entity.
From the memorable intro credits with that creepy lit pumpkin, tuned to the haunting piano playing and the creepy ending, Halloween is a horror film that doesn't rely on cheap scares every something minutes like most scary films nowadays. This however has great suspense, atmosphere and doesn't rely on gore. After escaping from a mental institution Michael Myers goes after Laurie Strode and her friends while they're babysitting on Halloween night. All the while Dr. Loomis goes after Myers as he tries warning the town of Myers return. Everyone was good in their roles especially Donald Plesance (RIP) as the memorable Dr. Loomis. Still a creepy yet great film years later. Recommend this for any horror nor non horror fan, a must for your movie collection.
A superb film in the art of suspense. As scary as when it first came out.
Halloween is (in my opinion, at least) the scariest movie ever to come to the theatres. This movie was shot in 21 days at a budget of 320,000 dollars and has to date made over 50 million! The movie is about Michael Myers and his obsession to kill Laurie Strode. He is being followed by his psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis(Donald Pleasence) and the good doctor will stop at nothing until Michael is stopped. This film has some of the scariest music ever recorded and the scenery was nothing short of brilliant. This was also John Carpenter's second directorial effort,(his first being assault on precinct 13). It was so overwhelmingly popular that it spawned seven sequels (and the eighth one due out in march 2002). It is a must see for anbody who loves horror and loves halloween. In closing, Jamie Lee Curtis was nothing short of awesome playing Laurie Strode in this movie.
Scary plot, scary music, scary setting, scary Michael. More than 20 years after its original release Halloween is as bone-chilling as ever. A+++++++
This is by far one of the best horror movies ever made. It's is simple horror and done on a shoestring budget but who cares! Next to the Exorcist it's hard to find a movie that is more bone chilling. I first saw this movie in 1983 back when movies came out on BETA like every 10 months unlike 3 months today. When it originally came out in the theater I was only 10 and my parents of course wouldn't let me go. I do remember the commercials that ran late at night and they scared the heck out of me back then. I recommend this movie to people who really enjoy quality movies that stand the test of time. I however DO NOT recommend Halloween 6 which is by far one of the worst horror movies ever made.
still the scariest!!!! Michael Myers is still the king of all movie slashers.. he is by far the most composed (movie madman)of all time!
Hallween is one of the scarist movies i've ever seen. No matter what he will seek reveange, he will find you and he will kill you. DONT turn your back DONT turn off your lights AND DONT got outside when its dark or u may never see daylight again..... This triller of a lifetime that will haunt you for years to come is filled with bloodshead and screams of horror. Everyone who is in his path will be killed, untill he finds who he seeks in the dark moving slowly creeping around and out of nowhere he'll be standing there waiting.... wating.
i love halloween movies i i was to get all of them thank you
I LIKE THE MOVIE ALOT BUT THE THING IS WHAT I CAN'T GET IS WHY DID HE KILL HIS SISTER AND WHAT STARTED IT AND WHO WAS THE GUY THAT GOT HIM OUT OF JAIL IN PART 5 THATS WHAT I CANT GET . BUT I REALLY LIKE THE MOVIE ALOT BUT WOULD REALLY LIKE 2 KNOW WHY HE STARTED IN THE FIRST PLACE SO PLEASE WITHOUT FUTERDO CAN YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW .
If you want to be scared then this is the film for you! Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald pleasence are both brilliant and Michael Myers is scary as hell BUY! BUY! BUY!
I was scared to death, Jamie Lee is fantastic. Scary theme! Everything a classic horror movie needs.
I don't know how many times I watched all the haloween movies, but however many times that is I just can't get enough. It's the most scariest movie I have ever seen in my whole life. I've been watching it since I was a little kid and to this day I am 16 and i still get nightmares, and I can't watch it alone. I JUST LOVE MIKE!!!!!!!!!
this by far the greatest movie by jon carpenter with jamie lee making her best movie. micheal myers is the best pyscho killer ever when showing up in the dark while jamie lee is standing next to him
Some years later, after a troubled boy brutally hacks his sister to death, he escapes from a mentall hospital to once again terrorize his hometown.
''Halloween'' is the greatest horror film of all time. John Carpenters direction and screenplay coupled with the now famous film score makes gives ''Halloween'' an atmosphere of creepiness and pure terror. No horror film has supassed it since. Jamie Lee Curtis and the late Donald Pleasence turn in excellent perfomances. A true original.
Halloween & Halloween H20 are both the second best halloween movie right after Halloween Resurrection.
Okay, this movie was supposed to be the scariest movie of all time, and I, quite frankly, did not enjoy it. I am an avid movie goer, I love almost every type of movie, even art films. This just took way too long to get over with. Out of one hour and forty minutes, only 10 minutes had any killings in it, leaving the rest of the movie to ''leave us in suspense.'' The only thing I even liked about this movie, was the score, because it was the only frightening thing in the movie.
I had a sleep over the other night with all my friends. We rented all of the Halloween movies. The first one was ok, but there wasn't all that much murdering. The second one was all right I guess, but it was a little fake (we had a few screams I might add ;-) ) the third one threw the sixth one was just down right gay. But H2O, that was a good one. The girl having her leg almost separating from her body.....nasty but awesome. Resurrection was not only scary but suspenseful, funny, and well nasty. So the newer ones are better, but I guess you still cant beat the originals!
I think this is by far the best horror movie ever. I don't think it needed sequels but I am still glad that they made more. I believe Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence did a awesome job.
This movie will scare your socks off and I thought that I was going to be attacked the first time I watched it. So if your in for a scare watch Halloween...