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Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Nancy Kyes View All


Debra Hill (Screenplay), John Carpenter (Screenplay), John Carpenter (Director) View All

Release: Oct. 24th, 1978
Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween Night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
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34 Do you think Halloween (1978) holds up? (Spoilers)
I rewatched it recently and I gotta say some of it holds up really well and other parts not so much. That opening scene from Michaels point of view was perfect in every way except the actually murder ...

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The autumnal setting isn't just the only way in which Halloween manages to make things seem more than a little chilly as Michael's ever-looming presence makes it hard to truly settle even after multiple viewings and plenty of chances to acclimatise to its jump scares.
Overall, this is one of the best horror films ever, in my view, with an iconic character in Michael Myers, a beautifully simple yet engrossing plot, marvellous suspense and a haunting score.
Halloween is the horror film to watch on Halloween.
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