Halloween

Halloween

Blu-ray Disc - 2013
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The film that ushered in the modern age of horror. Jamie Lee Curtis in her debut role plays a babysitter who must protect herself from the deadly Michael Myers. Myers is a mental institution escapee who killed his sister on Halloween fifteen years earlier.
Publisher: [United States] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2013
Edition: 35th anniversary ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: John Carpenter's Halloween

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1aa
Dec 01, 2020

It takes almost an hour before the first killing occurs: and its all suspense until then, and then it get into horror more prosaically: more direct chasing and killing. The music sounds a bit off, and thus adds much to the creepiness.

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SusyHendrix
Sep 27, 2020

No doubt those addicted to gore will find this bloodless slasher slow-going (for real-- 60s chillers like PSYCHO, WAIT UNTIL DARK, and the Hammer horror classics have more bloodletting in them than an official slasher like HALLOWEEN), but HALLOWEEN isn't about gross-out gore-- it's all about the atmosphere, which is perfectly autumnal and creepy. From the music to the haunting final scene emphasizing Michael Meyers' true nature, this is an eerie little film, all the more remarkable for how it manages to do so much with such simple elements.

🎃 Mr. or Ms. crnixon (see below) may have taken the "extended edition," which was released with extra scenes, for the original theatrical version. The Starz release has the same running time as the original Halloween, and there's no record of a cut version ever being released. Highly recommended by the American Mothers Horror Appreciation Society.

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crnixon
Oct 31, 2019

FYI/ADVISORY- MISSING SCENES;NOT AN UNCUT VERSION OF THE FILM---The copy that I picked up is a 2007 re-issue of the film by Starz Entertainment, but it has scenes missing out it. If you a are a die hard fan of the original and know the film scene by scene you will notice they cut out things in this re-issue copy from 2007. This copy is not the UNCUT version.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Oct 11, 2019

Cheesy, nostalgic, creepy and all around an October classic. I watch it every year and it just puts you in the perfect October mood.

This was an awesome, creepy show!! It wasn’t as good as the new 2018 Halloween but it was still good! (Probably the only person that thinks that)!

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joertel
Jan 25, 2019

This is a terrific movie! Great for nightime to scare you silly.

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Liblo
Nov 02, 2018

No subtitles, but then, who needs the dialogue to understand what's going on? When I saw it at the time of its initial release 40 years ago I could barely stay in my seat it was so scary. Watching it again now it does not disappoint, and it's still scary. It is a really well-done movie. And Pasadena and Hollywood, where most of it was shot, are beautiful.

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RosyHorror
Sep 14, 2018

Truly the greatest slasher film ever made. Only a few others like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream can stand with it.

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section31
Sep 12, 2018

The movie that started the slasher genre.

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007Gatsby
Oct 14, 2019

007Gatsby thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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salquinn
Sep 09, 2018

salquinn thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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reddeerrebels
Aug 18, 2015

reddeerrebels thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 65

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DanielleH_0
Jun 24, 2015

DanielleH_0 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

blue_spider_180 Nov 05, 2013

blue_spider_180 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Jake123
Nov 10, 2012

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Ninja10
Oct 19, 2012

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CHRISTIAN CARRASCO-ZUNIGA Jul 27, 2012

CHRISTIAN CARRASCO-ZUNIGA thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Oct 11, 2019

Sheriff, death has come to your little town.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Oct 11, 2019

You know it's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitles to one good scare, huh?

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RFHartwell
Apr 02, 2019

"Halloween. The Night HE Came Home."

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RFHartwell
Apr 01, 2019

"I met this 6-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes; the Devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely, and simply...evil."
-Dr. Sam Loomis

Laura_X Oct 26, 2016

It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.

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DanielleH_0
Jun 24, 2015

Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and goes on a rampage on Halloween night.

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Ninja10
Oct 19, 2012

On Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital ... until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again ... and again ... and again. Tonight is Halloween!

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