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Halloween (1978 movie)

56 Ratings: 3.0
Horror movie directed by John Carpenter

Halloweenis as pure and undiluted as its title. In the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois, a teenage baby sitter tries to survive a Halloween night of relentless terror, during which a knife-wielding maniac goes after the town's hormonally charged … see full wiki

Director: John Carpenter
Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 25, 1978
MPAA Rating: R
6 reviews about Halloween (1978 movie)
review by . November 06, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     I like taking long walks in the night; preferably before winter is upon us. It's just a personal past-time; I enjoy the cold air, the ominous winds, and of course, the lights that illuminate the front porch of every house. So, given that I take so many nighttime strolls, it should come to no surprise that I find John Carpenter's "Halloween" to be one of the scariest, most impacting horror films ever made; an absolutely outstanding example of its genre, with …
review by . April 09, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
 It is Halloween night in Illinois in 1963. Young six year old Michael Myers brutally stabbed his sister to death for a reason unknown to most. His parents come home only to find him standing completely zoned out with a large, bloody knife in his hands. Michael is then put in a mental hospital where he will spend the next fifteen years of his life, until on October 30th 1978 Michael breaks free and steals his Doctor's car. Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) knows that Michael is looking …
review by . June 27, 2011
Although most people don't want to hear this, I've always said that some people are born rotten. Now, don't misunderstand me; I wouldn't suggest that any single factor is responsible for this. Sociopaths can't help themselves. Sadists are a product of their abusive environments. And it's always possible that old Satan sometimes distills a little of his own essence into a human form now and again.      This notion of mine has been dismissed by ideologues …
Quick Tip by . September 24, 2010
Picking up from Black Christmas, Halloween is the essential American slasher film and one of the most important films in John Carpenter's tenure as a filmmaker.
review by . May 11, 2009
Halloween (1978) is John Carpenter's homage to Dario Argento and Mario Bava. A horror/thriller uses mood, music and lighting instead of relying on buckets of red paint and cheap scares. This movie also was the start of a movie franchise , two rebooted films and it has spawned scores of knock-offs and rip-offs. Halloween is also responsible for the "teenage girl" in peril films. It's also responsible for the called "slasher" films that become the staple of 80's horror flicks and a tired cliche in …
review by . March 04, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
The best scary movies are the ones that remember this rule: the less you have to show, the better because the human mind can imagine things far worse than anything on the screen. John Carpenter used to know this and that's the reason that HALLOWEEN is such a success and so much better than the sequels that followed. By then Carpenter was rolling in the dough and forgot his roots. I'm not completely sure why but many first time directors make these awesome pictures on shoe-string budgets then in …
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