Halloween

Halloween

DVD - 2007 | Widescreen version
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In 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally killed his older sister. The silent child was incarcerated in the Smith's Grove Sanitarium under the care of psychiatrist Sam Loomis. Michael's hometown of Haddonfield was slowly beginning to forget the tragic crime. That is until Loomis returns to the town to warn them of Myers' escape from Smith's Grove. With Michael set on killing a group of high school students, Loomis gets the hesitant town sheriff to help him stop Michael before it's too late.
Publisher: [Englewood, Colo.] : Starz Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD H HORROR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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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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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 20, 2018

This slasher/horror film is about a psychotic killer by the name of Michael Myers who never seems to be satisfied for his blood lust. He tends to make his way out into the open every Halloween night where he finds himself a new victim. The movie series is well known in the horror movie community since the masked murderer is now quite the horror staple. Although each movie seems to be fairly repetitive, they never really disappoint. I would rate this slasher film 3/5 stars and recommend it to anyone who is familiar with the franchise and this spooky tale. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Halloween is arguably the greatest of all of the old slasher films. It carries the absolute fear atmosphere from Friday the 13th into an even more terrifying and relatable environment, regular suburbia. Most teenagers who saw this film when it was released were definitely scared out of their socks, because they more than likely lived in similar neighbourhoods to the one featured in Halloween. The movie is absolutely terrifying, with incredible sound design and a terrifying killer who is constantly menacing in the background of the film. The atmosphere makes this film what it is. This film is a must watch for any horror fan. 5/5 @ecozones of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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smatte
May 23, 2018

Though mostly steeped in the scifi/horror genres, John Carpenter is a talented, muti-faceted filmmaker whose virtuosity often goes underappreciated, and Halloween is his minimalistic masterpiece. In part a tribute to Psycho's simplistic morbidity (Halloween even stars Janet Leigh's daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis), the film ushered in the era of slasher flicks, but was never surpassed and arguably never equaled. A perfect horror film.

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Parentfx
Apr 26, 2018

I had just finished watching this movie for the 40th year anniversary. It is still a good movie after seeing so many times. For a low budget film, this series did extremely well. I wonder where "Halloween" will take us next...

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SLOOPY1st
Sep 23, 2017

everyone, please be sure to watch special bonus features before judging film content.
with limited budget, release in 1978, etc. hopefully you will understand the history and skill plus the simple but intense soundtrack that makes this an amazing movie that is still the best of the series that ended with only 2 of the original stars in Halloween H20

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cphare2017
Sep 21, 2017

Hello, it's a horror movie. The more unanswered questions the better it makes it... it maybe an oldie and compared to movies now it doesn't compare graphic wise. But for my self and my family it is definitely a family favorite during Halloween. It's not a gory bloody movie which was obviously the point as Rob zombies was the exact opposite. You opinions ate yours. Got get upset at other that you weren't happy with "wasting your time " watching it. I own and love all of them.... !!!!!
And remember this movie is almost 40 years old.. ...

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DUVIDL
Sep 14, 2017

OH MY GOD AND GAG ME WITH A SPOON! IS POOR WITTLE 'MANMACHINE' STILL PEDDLING HIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL OPINION?! This is the first `Slasher Film` that understood, like Hitchcock`s `PSYCHO`, the magic of Val Lewton`s classics: it`s not what you see, It`s What You THINK You See. What you can conjure up inside your own imagination is a thousand times more terrifying (and lingers longer in your dark livingroom in the middle of the night) than anything a filmmaker can graphically shove in your face. Only YOU know all your fears and phobias. `HALLOWEEN` also sidesteps the `LUCY` Syndrome, waiting around, snickering, for the dumb broad to get it ("We`re Gonna Do It MY Way, Ethel!") then chortling when she gets her just desserts ("Lu-cee! You Got Some `Plainin` To Do!") by giving us a (legitimate) heroine to identify with and cheer for. If you like the protagonist, you care; If you care, you feel terror when they`re (YOU`RE) in danger. It also solves the "Why The H@## Don`t They/Doesn`t She Just Run Out Of The D*^% House?!" problem. Jamie Lee Curtis`s character is responsible for the welfare of two children, and - like the hero/heroine of mythology and folklore - will not abandon them. Finally, in my opinion, the first unmasking scene at the beginning of the movie still hold the power shock, unlike the grotesque face we are led to expect. I like it (you`ld never guess, would ya.)

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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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