By lugubriousthespian
Written March 02, 2009
If Alfred Hitchcock originated the slasher genre with PSYCHO in 1960. then John Carpenter certainly updated and re-energized in 1978 with this mega sleeper hit HALLOWEEN. Countless imitations and too many sequels and remakes not even worth mentioning, this landmark film still packs a nightmarish wallop no matter how many times you see it as it is relentlessly paced. And it's intrinsically classic horror elements of mounting dread and claustrophobic anxiety meshed with a galvanized storyline of a escaped deranged killer returning to his hometown on the fateful titular night are superbly executed within the confines of a small indie film of polish and refined production values. Jamie Lee Curtis make s an impressive debut here as the haunted Laurie and Donal Plesence is rivetingly bizarre as modern sort of Dr. Van Helsing who sets out to track down his patient gone berserk. You will be unsettled for days thinking about this eerie horror film!
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By jdlll
Written October 30, 2013
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By rccurtin
Written October 31, 2013
This is awesome!!!! It one of my all time favorite horror movies!!! John Carpenter's writing and directing is superb!!! Jaime Lee Curtis is excellent who would've thought it was her film debut! I love the fact that you don't see hardly any blood except at the beginning and that makes it even scarier cause it's left up to your imagination!!! This movie holds up very well after 35 years! Forget that horrible Rob Zombie remake of Halloween and stick with the all time great original!!!
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By spongesam27
Written September 02, 2014
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Best Movie Ive Ever seen

By Horrormoviefanatic
Written November 07, 2009
Oh my god i saw this when i was ten years old on halloween this movie got me hooked on Horror Movies for life i was terrorfied but loved every second of it the direction and script of John Carpenter and debra hill made me love horror movies i loved the way jamie lee curtis and nick castle worked togeather i love this film 10000/10
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