Halloween

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"The night he came home!"
  • R
  • 1978
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 7.7  (235,476)
  • 87

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.

Halloween
Halloween (Trailer 1)
Halloween (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 2 min 41 sec

John Carpenter's Halloween (Fathom Events Spot)
John Carpenter's Halloween (Fathom Events Spot)

Trailer - 30 sec

Halloween
Halloween

Trailer - 1 min 33 sec

Description
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.

Halloween is a 1978 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7 and a MetaScore of 87.

Where to Watch Halloween

Halloween is available to watch free on The Roku Channel Free. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Amazon, Apple TV and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Halloween for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1978
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 31 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (235,476)
  • Metascore
    87