Halloween

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  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: September 28, 2021
  • Originally Released: 1978
  • Label: Shout Factory

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On the one hand, the script needs work. On the other, the great technical achievements manage to give the story consistency and to repeatedly scare viewers. The end result is one of those attractive American B-movies. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 7, 2019
In horror, the jack-in-the-box scare... is the quickest way to get a scream, but the still shocks... are the ones that linger with you. "Halloween" has them both, but it specializes in the second. Full Review
New York Times
Oct 24, 2018
...A seminal slasher that gets better with age....Terrifying...
Total Film
Dec 1, 2003
...Rarely have the remoter corners of the Panavision frame been used to such good effect, as shifting volumes of darkness and light reveal the ineluctable presence of a sinister something...
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 1979
John Carpenter's 1978 tour de force, perhaps the most widely imitated film of the 70s. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Aug 27, 2007
Carpenter's 1978 slasher classic has inspired a million imitations as well as sequels, but few that demonstrate so clearly that a disreputable genre movie can also be a pure, rigorous work of art. Full Review
The Age (Australia)
Oct 26, 2018
Rating: 4/4 -- The beginning of the franchise is a masterpiece of horror which every aspiring filmmaker should see. [Full review in Spanish] Full Review
Cinelipsis
Jan 11, 2019

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Perhaps the most influential and successful independent film ever made, HALLOWEEN is the movie that put director John Carpenter on the map as a viable filmmaker. An exercise in simple, pure horror, HALLOWEEN takes us into the world of a mad killer, Michael Myers, who at a very young age stabbed his older sister to death. Locked away for many years in a mental hospital Michael escapes one night and returns to his hometown to continue his killing spree. Jamie Lee Curtis, in her first role, plays the resourceful babysitter who is chased by the killer on Halloween night. Produced for very little money and a tight shooting schedule, HALLOWEEN was a stunning success when it was released. Written by John Carpenter and his longtime producer Debra Hill, the film set their careers on fire, with both of them working together many times over the next 25 years. The film also made a star out of Jamie Lee Curtis and turned the slasher movie into a viable, successful genre. HALLOWEEN has been copied, parodied and even turned into a franchise of its own, but the original is still considered the best of the bunch. HALLOWEEN was John Carpenter's first foray into horror, and remains the standard to which all other modern horror films are measured.

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  • UPC: 826663219777
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