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HALLOWEEN

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HALLOWEEN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 91m 39s

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 This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 12/09/2018

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
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Bill Melendez Productions (UK) Limited
Classified date(s)
12/09/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
91m 39s
Approved footage
8248+8
BBFC reference
DFF035160
Registration number
CFJ45621

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