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HALLOWEEN (1978)

HALLOWEEN <span>(1978)</span> artwork

HALLOWEEN (1978)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 87

Release dates 01/10/2014, 25/10/2012, 01/10/2001, 24/01/1996, 01/08/1992

BBFCInsight strong threat, violence, nudity

Genre(s) Horror, Thriller

Director(s) John Carpenter

Cast includes Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Loomis, P. J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards

Summary HALLOWEEN is a horror thriller, from 1978, in which a young woman is terrorised by a knife-wielding killer.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/10/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HALLOWEEN is a horror thriller, from 1978, in which a young woman is terrorised by a knife-wielding killer.

Threat

There is strong threat as the killer stalks his victims, making sudden appearances behind them and then disappearing from sight. One intended victim is chased through a house and hides in a closet, cowering in terror as the killer attempts to batter through the doors. A woman is attacked in her car but manages to escape. The threat is sometimes sustained and accompanied by sudden 'jump' scares.

Violence

Strong violence includes stabbings, stranglings and shootings, as well as the implied killing of a dog. There is also defensive violence such as a woman stabbing her attacker with a knitting needle and a wire hanger in attempts to fend him off. Although the violence is relatively undetailed, and with only occasional bloody injury, the killer's relentlessness gives it an intense edge.

Nudity

Strong nudity includes shots of women's breasts.

There is scene of moderate sex, as well as occasional moderate sex references. Two women smoke a marijuana joint in a car. Mild bad language includes uses 'asshole', 'ass', 'shit', 'screw around', 'jerk', 'damn', 'God' and 'Jesus'.

Details

Title
HALLOWEEN
Also known as
JOHN CARPENTER'S HALLOWEEN
Year
1978
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Missing in Action,Lionsgate UK Ltd / Lionsgate International (UK) Ltd - (HE),Specticast,Park Circus Limited,Miracle Films Ltd,Heron Home Entertainment,Bill Melendez Productions (UK) Limited,Anchor Bay Entertainment
Classified date(s)
12/09/2018
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF035160

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