Halloween (1978)

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The Night HE Came Home!

Directed By John Carpenter John Carpenter Starring Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence  •  Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Nancy Kyes Nancy Kyes  •  P.J. Soles P.J. Soles  •  Charles Cyphers Charles Cyphers Genres Horror  •  Slasher Film  •  Teen Movie  •  Thriller Studios &
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Release Info 1978-10-25T00:00:00Z October 25, 1978
Color  •  91 minutes R Rated R
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DylanWirta

DylanWirta on 11/12/2010 Reply  · 

The father of the modern slasher! Halloween spawned a successful film franchise, and my personal favorite. It has a human quality that other slasher series like Nightmare and Friday are devoid of.

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PFV

PFV on 5/8/2011 Reply  · 

Michael Myers is what makes this work, and that's all it needs...

...but it's nice to have Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, and John Carpenter as director.

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ThomGould

ThomGould on 1/22/2013 Reply  · 

Second fav classic slasher behind Black Christmas (which of course started the slasher craze) :)

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TommyDoyle2016

TommyDoyle2016 on 11/1/2017 Reply  · 

Psycho said hi! :)

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Jackhammer1989

Jackhammer1989 on 3/2/2013 Reply  · 

The only reason Halloween is not #1 is because I've seen it so many times, and that reflects upon my list. I rate matchups based on which movie I'd rather watch if they were both on TV at the same time. It can go head to head with any movie ahead of it on my list though.

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GlitterRedEyes

GlitterRedEyes on 11/16/2013 Reply  · 

The atmosphere and real level of psychological fear through the unfeeling, emotionless Michael Myers set the standard for the horror genre. It is on a plane with A Nightmare On Elm Street, which tackled it with a different twist but which both can be seen on a spectrum together.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/10/2014 Reply  · 

A classic Horror film that does not rely on blood and guts just Suspense which makes this film great

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Danny237

Danny237 on 3/16/2015 Reply  · 

Danny237's great movie

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thejamin

thejamin on 9/3/2015 Reply  · 

This is one of the first movies I remember watching as a kid. I can honestly say it's probably what got me into movies. It's a classic!

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 10/30/2015 Reply  · 

Classic, classic, classic! One of the best movies ever. It's time of re-watch it. Happy Halloween!

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lukiushaufoy

lukiushaufoy on 11/2/2015 Reply  · 

Easily one of the best horror films.

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LandMiller

LandMiller on 9/19/2016 Reply  · 

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 5/26/2016 Reply  · 

Absolutely phenomenal, it transcends the mediocrity of the slasher genre. Proof that blood and gore does make a movie scary.

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TommyDoyle2016

TommyDoyle2016 on 11/1/2017 Reply  · 

There's 0,1% of blood and gore in this movie, if any at all. Did we've watched the same movie?

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IloveMovie243

IloveMovie243 on Oct 11 Reply  · 

Aye, one of my favorite horror movies. Certainly one of the scariest, I never felt so scared at fiction. And there’s barley any blood, especially for a slasher, yet it’s still terrifies. The acting is terrific as well. And that score will always haunt me. Not to mention the perfect camera angles. I say this is as close to perfect that movies can get.

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