Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher film set in the fictional suburban midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois, on Halloween.
The original draft of the screenplay was titled The Babysitter Murders and The Night He Came Home. John Carpenter directed the film, which stars Donald Pleasence as Dr. Sam Loomis, Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, and Nick Castle, Tony Moran, Debra Hill and Tommy Lee Wallace sharing the role of Michael Myers (listed in the credits as "The Shape").
Reviewed by James A. Janisse The original Halloween, released in 1978, changed the face of the horror genre. Although there had been earlier “slasher” films (notably, Black Christmas in 1973), this low-budget independent film was th...
Behind the scenes photos from A Nightmare on Elm Street, a 1984 American slasher film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. See more »
This candid behind-the-scenes photo features John Carptenter and the cast and crew from 1978's Halloween. What is the name given to the masked murdered, Michael Myers, in the film's credits?
Jamie Lee Curtis poses for a quick candid behind the scenes on the holiday slasher, Halloween! Lee would share a quick cameo with her mother, Janet Leigh, in which of the film's sequels?