John Carpenter
Moustapha Akkad
Compass International Pictures
Production Company
Falcon International Productions
Production Company

Under the cover of darkness, an escaped masked killer stalks three teenage babysitters in the small (fictional) midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night.

A masterpiece in suspense-horror from an incredibly multi-talented director (Carpenter, who not only directed, but wrote the screenplay and music too). ~ The Lord

Truly terrifying. Alas, to me, not scary anymore - I've seen it too many times. Sit back and admire Carpenter's skill in audience manipulation. A classic. ~ The Sloth

See also parts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

John Carpenter's Halloween
25th October 1978

91 mins

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Donald Pleasence
Dr. Sam Loomis
Jamie Lee Curtis
Laurie Strode
Nancy Loomis
Annie Brackett
P.J. Soles
Lynda Van Der Klok
Charles Cyphers
Sheriff Leigh Brackett
Kyle Richards
Lindsey Wallace
Brian Andrews
Tommy Doyle
John Michael Graham
Bob Simms
Nancy Stephens
Marion Chambers
Arthur Malet
Graveyard Keeper
Mickey Yablans
Brent Le Page
Adam Hollander
Robert Phalen
Dr. Wynn
Tony Moran
Michael Myers (age 23)
Will Sandin
Michael Myers (age 6)
Sandy Johnson
Judith Myers
David Kyle
Judith's Boyfriend
Peter Griffith
Laurie's Father
Nick Castle
The Shape
Barry Bernardi
Dead Mechanic
John Carpenter
Paul (voice on phone)
Debra Hill
Young Michael's Hand
George O'Hanlon Jr.
Mr. Peter Myers
Darla Rae
Jennifer Rhodes
Psych Ward Nurse
Gwen Van Dam
Sanitarium Nurse
Tommy Lee Wallace
Michael Myers

Lord Heath: Notes & Screenshots

Tony Sullivan: Notes

Lord Heath: 24 Caps