Deemed as one of the most terrifying films to ever hit the screen to date, Halloween has become a cult phenomenon. John Carpenter's portrayal of a silent killer on the loose has not only become iconic, but has created many spin off attempts as well. The story of Halloween starts off many years before, where a young Michael Myers begins his killing spree with his own family. After being condemned to a mental institution ever since, his escape is long overdue. He has now returned to reclaim his family's home and continue his killing spree of anyone that happens to cross his path.
The lead role, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, depicts a high school student who chooses to babysit in the very neighborhood to which Myers will return. The killer's reappearance comes full circle as the lead role is locked inside in an attempt to avoid the killer's advances. Little does she know, but she is a long lost relative of Myers, which is his driving force that compels him to find her.
Since Michael Myers was originally taken into custody, he continued the medical attention of doctor Lumis, who is dedicated to informing the town of his intent to return and kill again after his escape. The doctor's knowledge of the killer's pattern brings him back to his home town in hopes of preventing any more blood shed. Will he be successful in his attempts, or will Haddonfield become a bloodbath as it once was almost twenty years before? Without the help of local police at first, Dr. Lumis appears to be screaming at a wall until his prophecies appear to be making sense to them.
Michael Myers seems to be an unstoppable force with his methodical style of murder throughout the film, but will he succeed in his original quest? Or will Dr. Lumis succeed in keeping Myers from attaining his goal of murdering madness. This film is full of twists and turns down to the very last second. It spawned countless sequels under the Halloween franchise, and for good reason. This American horror story lives throughout history as one of the most influential films ever released in its genre. A faceless evil that persists until the very end is the story of Halloween, and Carpenter tells it like no other can. This horror story keeps viewers on the very edge of their seats to this very day and will continue for years to come.
- Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Loomis, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers
- Compass International Pictures
- John Carpenter