This modern horror classic succeeds where many in the genre don’t because director John Carpenter’s simple approach gives Halloween a frightening realism. With no special effects and very few cheap thrills, Carpenter builds the tension to unbearable heights.
A 19-year-old Jamie Lee Curtis makes her film debut as a high schooler hunted by a psychotic maniac. Out to stop the maniac is his doctor, played by Donald Pleasance in a legendary performance.
Avoid the poor 2007 remake. See this classic of cinema instead.
You can find more information on this U.S. movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Direction: John Carpenter
Screenplay: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Cinematography: Dean Cundey
Editing: Charles Bornstein, Tommy Lee Wallace
Score: John Carpenter
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Nancy Loomis, Tony Moran
One of my favorite scary movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!