- 1 hr 31 min
In the classic horror thriller Halloween, a ruthless killer returns to the scene of his first crime. He's 20 years older and much meaner now. The small town's babysitter are, consequently, in peril. In 1963, Michael Myers brutally murdered his sister in the small town of Haddonfield. Fifteen years later, the town has pretty much forgotten about the crime, but Michael hasn't. At the end of October in 1978, he escapes from a mental institution and returns to wreak more havoc on Haddonfield. This 1978 film helped to spawn the genre of the slasher film. It has inspired several sequels and remakes. It has also motivated the creation of scores of imitators. The original film was directed by John Carpenter and starred a then-unknown Jamie Lee Curtis. Carpenter also wrote the iconic, eerie theme music. The film has received mixed reviews from critics. Although its story is simplistic, its persistent sense of foreboding makes it a very effective horror film.