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Plot Summary

The legendary all-time horror classic! Many years ago, Michael Myers brutally massacred his sister. Now , after escaping from a mental hospital, he's back to relive his grisly crime again, and again...and again.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 51
  • Fresh: 48
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 8.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Carpenter obviously knows the genre well and he builds a properly terrifying atmosphere through his well-paced direction. It's an effective entry for its intended market. – Ron Pennington, Hollywood Reporter, Apr 7, 2015

Fresh: Halloween is an absolutely merciless thriller, a movie so violent and scary that, yes, I would compare it to Psycho. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Halloween remains untouched -- a modern classic of the most horrific kind. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Jun 10, 2008

Fresh: John Carpenter's 1978 tour de force, perhaps the most widely imitated film of the 70s. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Oct 15, 2014

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Customer Reviews

The Greatest Horror movie of all time

This is hands down the best horror film ever made. Hands down I love this movie nothing bad i have to write about. Love the story, love the suspense, love the acting. The direction to the movie was great. Scared the crap out of me when i was a kid. This movie needs to hit theaters again on halloween. Best of movie of all time. Winner by knock out.


Thank you iTunes! Halloween is a classic, and it's great to finally have the original available.

It WAS the Boogeyman...

HALLOWEEN is an eerie, surprisingly well-crafted thriller about a babysitter (Jamie Lee Curtis) who is forced to battle evil incarnate. While she and her friends are preparing for a night of tricks, treats, and horror films, a psychotic killer stalks their every move. Incredibly tense and suspenseful, Halloween is one of the greatest films ever made. 5/5, must-buy.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 1978

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