Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths and must survive the terrors of Leatherface and his family.
The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be too late for many people.Written by
(at around 1h 17 mins) Just after Laurie, played by Jamie Lee Curtis is slashed on her left arm by Michael's knife, she turns around screaming and then falls backwards over the stair railing to the landing below. If you watch closely when the camera shows her falling over the railing with her legs pointing upward, a harness with a rope attached can be seen around Jamie Lee Curtis' left wrist/arm as to prevent her from really falling down to the first floor. See more »
[sees Annie wearing a shirt because her clothes are in the laundry]
This has not been my night. I spilled butter all over my clothes, they're in the wash. I got stuck in the laundry room...
Listen, I want you to call Ben Tramer and tell him you were just fooling around.
Yes, you can.
No, I can't. He went drinking with Mike Godfrey and won't be home until late. You'll have to call him tomorrow. Besides, I'm on my way to pick up Paul.
Wait a minute...
If you watch her, I'll ...
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The music for the film -- written and performed by John Carpenter -- is instead credited to "The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra." Carpenter grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky. See more »
Additional scenes were shot by director John Carpenter for the 1981 Television Network premiere. These include:
a meeting between Dr. Loomis and two doctors from the mental (psychiatric) institution where Michael Myers is being kept
a scene where a nurse leads Dr. Loomis to Michael's room, telling him who was supposed to have been watching the patients. Once they arrive in Michael's room, she tells him he must have broken the window glass with his bare hands. They then glance over on the wall, and see that he has written in blood the word "sister".
a shot of Michael Myers sitting completely motionless in his cell
a scene where Lynda visits Laurie Strodes at home and borrows a blouse just as Annie calls trying to borrow the same blouse.
Halloween is a hands down classic horror film. John Carpenter made a film that was often imaited but never duplicated. The camera angles are one of the many things that make the film scary. Carpetner allows the viewer to see through the eyes of the killer with the subjective camera and then there's the classic music score. Jamie Lee Curtis had a star making role in this movie and if you've never seen the film you should.
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