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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

Released: 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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It's a feeling of knowing something is going to happen, but you don't know when.
He returns to his hometown in order to go on a rampage, opting to focus on a trio of teenagers. Given the fact that, like plenty of infamous horrors that preceded it, Halloween was made on a very small budget, it still looks relatively smooth compared to the rough guerrilla feel of, say, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
I was surprised that his mask came off in the film and we saw his face underneath. I grew up in the 90's, so I always saw the masked killer, then have the reveal at the end.