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Halloween (1978)After stabbing his 15 year-old sister to death on Halloween of 1963, 6 year-old Michael is sent to a mental hospital. 15 years later breaks out on the night before Halloween and returns to his home town in order to wreak havoc.Keywords:
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Directors of "Halloween (1978)"John CarpenterBirthdate: 16 January 1948, Carthage, New York, USA
Creators of "Halloween (1978)"John CarpenterBirthdate: 16 January 1948, Carthage, New York, USADebra HillBirthdate: 10 November 1950, Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA
Critic Reviews of "Halloween (1978)"Hollywood ReporterNovember 02, 2014
Carpenter obviously knows the genre well and he builds a properly terrifying atmosphere through his well-paced direction. It's an effective entry for its intended market.VarietyAugust 27, 2007
After a promising opening, Halloween becomes just another maniac-on-the-loose suspenser.Chicago ReaderAugust 27, 2007
John Carpenter's 1978 tour de force, perhaps the most widely imitated film of the 70s.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Perhaps not quite so resonant as Psycho to which it pays due homage, but it breathes the same air.Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 23, 2004
Halloween is an absolutely merciless thriller, a movie so violent and scary that, yes, I would compare it to Psycho.Washington PostAugust 27, 2003
Since there is precious little character or plot development to pass the time between stalking sequences, one tends to wish the killer would get on with it.Blog de cineNovember 01, 2016
A movie that laid the foundation for slasher films and also created one of the most legendary film history psychopaths, Michael Myers. [Full review in Spanish]Daily DeadJanuary 08, 2016
Why Halloween works is because even in its minute flaws, there's an inherent charm to the basic effectiveness and fundamental workmanship on display & it's hard to say that about many films who have tried to follow in its footsteps ever since.Cinema CrazedOctober 01, 2013
Sets the standard for slasher films and horror in general...Examiner.comSeptember 23, 2013
Halloween still remains the greatest horror film of all time.Digital SpyOctober 31, 2012
Still relevant. Still scary. Make a date on Halloween night to witness cinema's scariest Michael Myers (unless you've seen The Love Guru) causing carnage on the big screen.Radio TimesOctober 29, 2012
[A] simple but horribly effective low-budget suburban horror ...
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