|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Nancy Loomis, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards, Arthur Malet, David Kyle, Nick Castle|
|Collections:||100 Horror Films|
|Run time:||1 hour 41 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Oct 2003|
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Average horror but which sadly spawned more of the same on a boring downward spiral.By roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 08 Dec 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]This is an ordinary horror thriller that somehow acquired cult status and spawned so many follow-ups. It's not a bad film though I fear it only just makes the 3 star rating.
The fact that it led to a spate of similar films that were rubbish does not help its cause; nor should it have deserved even one sequel movie.
This film and Friday 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street all seem to me to blur into one long average horror film. They are nothing to write home about.
See it once, or any of them.....it's worth that because we all need to see films with any sort of 'following' ( just to see what all the fuss was about).
But will you want to see the sequels ? I doubt it somehow :))))
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Classic SlasherBy TechnoHippy (108 reviews) , 30 Nov 2013It's been many years since I last watched this and I enjoyed watching it again. It's a classic in the slasher genres and has inspired many imitators and remakes since its release. It tells the story of a young boy who murders his sister and then fifteen years later escapes from the asylum. He then returns to his home town and murders more teens the same age as his sister. It does show it's age in many ways, it lacks the gore of modern films (not a bad thing in my opinion) and it does feel a bit cheesey, although that's partly because it has been imitated so many times it lacks the rawness from its original release. The film also feels a little clumsy in places, but it does do two things very well. The first is Michael Myers, you never really understand who or what he his and comes across as implacable and very sinister. The other thing is the music, the title tune in particular is very effective and works well with the film. It might have aged a bit, but overall it remains an excellent watch and fully deserving of its classic status in film history.
Classic Horror.By Alexander-UK (128 reviews) , 28 Jun 2013The classic that launched a cult following. The Halloween original movie is a pure classic of cinema and the score in the background to the horror is just amazing, and sets the atmosphere. A true classic of the screen.
Suspense filled horrorBy pompeyhater (15 reviews) , 15 Apr 2013Classic John Carpenter horror from the golden age of cinema with nutter Michael Myers stalking and slashing his way through his home town. The first half relies on building tension and the second half pure terror.
Suspense Classic GemBy a customer , 12 Mar 2013if you are a fan of suspense,then this is for you...classic suspense movie without gore or bloodletting...Young Jamie Lee Curtis did a great job acting her part in the film...
good storyline but not as scary as first thoughtBy X-sophie-X (2 reviews) from Stalybridge , 18 Feb 2012i liked the story line of this film it sounds interesting but the film its self is abit to dark and doesnt seem scary.