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


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

Release: Oct. 25th, 1978
Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes
A psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
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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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