Halloween
  • Directors(s)

    John Carpenter

  • Production Year

    1978

  • Release date

    27/09/1978

  • Genre(s)

    Horror, Thriller

  • Approx. running minutes

    91m

  • Cast

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

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Film

Halloween

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

  • Directors(s)

    John Carpenter

  • Production Year

    1978

  • Release date

    27/09/1978

  • Genre(s)

    Horror, Thriller

  • Approx. running minutes

    91m

  • Cast

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

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HALLOWEEN is a new cinema release of John Carpenter's 1978 horror film in which an escapee from an asylum returns to his old neighbourhood where he stalks and terrorises a baby-sitter.

Threat

Strong threat runs throughout the work, with an early flashback to the killing of a teenage girl and the later stalking and killing of young people in the quiet suburb. Killings include stabbings, a teenager being pinned to a wall with a knife, and a young woman being throttled with a telephone cord. Other encounters see characters being slashed, stabbed and shot. The real-world setting and domestic environments add to the tension and impact of the threat and violence.

Breast nudity and sex also feature. However, the sex predominantly takes place under covers and without nudity. There is also brief sight of marijuana being smoked.

  • Classified date

    27/09/1978

  • BBFC reference

    AFF035160