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Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.


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ArapahoeStaff22 Oct 17, 2019

I watched it the first time WHEN I WAS BABYSITTING. ArapahoeKathleen

This iconic movie has influenced generations of horror films and was largely responsible for the popularization of slasher films in the 80s.

Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield.

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Sep 27, 2020

No doubt those addicted to gore will find this bloodless slasher slow-going (for real-- 60s chillers like PSYCHO, WAIT UNTIL DARK, and the Hammer horror classics have more bloodletting in them than an official slasher like HALLOWEEN), but HALLOWEEN isn't about gross-out gore-- it's all about the atmosphere, which is perfectly autumnal and creepy. From the music to the haunting final scene emphasizing Michael Meyers' true nature, this is an eerie little film, all the more remarkable for how it manages to do so much with such simple elements.

🎃 Mr. or Ms. crnixon (see below) may have taken the "extended edition," which was released with extra scenes, for the original theatrical version. The Starz release has the same running time as the original Halloween, and there's no record of a cut version ever being released. Highly recommended by the American Mothers Horror Appreciation Society.

Oct 31, 2019

FYI/ADVISORY- MISSING SCENES;NOT AN UNCUT VERSION OF THE FILM---The copy that I picked up is a 2007 re-issue of the film by Starz Entertainment, but it has scenes missing out it. If you a are a die hard fan of the original and know the film scene by scene you will notice they cut out things in this re-issue copy from 2007. This copy is not the UNCUT version.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Oct 11, 2019

Cheesy, nostalgic, creepy and all around an October classic. I watch it every year and it just puts you in the perfect October mood.

This was an awesome, creepy show!! It wasn’t as good as the new 2018 Halloween but it was still good! (Probably the only person that thinks that)!

Jan 25, 2019

This is a terrific movie! Great for nightime to scare you silly.

Nov 02, 2018

No subtitles, but then, who needs the dialogue to understand what's going on? When I saw it at the time of its initial release 40 years ago I could barely stay in my seat it was so scary. Watching it again now it does not disappoint, and it's still scary. It is a really well-done movie. And Pasadena and Hollywood, where most of it was shot, are beautiful.

Sep 14, 2018

Truly the greatest slasher film ever made. Only a few others like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream can stand with it.

Sep 12, 2018

The movie that started the slasher genre.

Jun 20, 2018

This slasher/horror film is about a psychotic killer by the name of Michael Myers who never seems to be satisfied for his blood lust. He tends to make his way out into the open every Halloween night where he finds himself a new victim. The movie series is well known in the horror movie community since the masked murderer is now quite the horror staple. Although each movie seems to be fairly repetitive, they never really disappoint. I would rate this slasher film 3/5 stars and recommend it to anyone who is familiar with the franchise and this spooky tale. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Halloween is arguably the greatest of all of the old slasher films. It carries the absolute fear atmosphere from Friday the 13th into an even more terrifying and relatable environment, regular suburbia. Most teenagers who saw this film when it was released were definitely scared out of their socks, because they more than likely lived in similar neighbourhoods to the one featured in Halloween. The movie is absolutely terrifying, with incredible sound design and a terrifying killer who is constantly menacing in the background of the film. The atmosphere makes this film what it is. This film is a must watch for any horror fan. 5/5 @ecozones of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Oct 11, 2019

Sheriff, death has come to your little town.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Oct 11, 2019

You know it's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitles to one good scare, huh?

Apr 02, 2019

"Halloween. The Night HE Came Home."

Apr 01, 2019

"I met this 6-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes; the Devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely, and simply...evil."
-Dr. Sam Loomis

Laura_X Oct 26, 2016

It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.


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Jun 24, 2015

Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and goes on a rampage on Halloween night.

Oct 19, 2012

On Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital ... until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again ... and again ... and again. Tonight is Halloween!


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