The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers’ psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it’ll be too late for many people. —IMDb
John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, composer, and occasional actor. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, his name is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction.
Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, the son of Milton Jean (née Carter) and Howard Ralph Carpenter, a music professor. He and his family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1953. He was captivated by movies from an early age, particularly the westerns of Howard Hawks and John Ford, as well as 1950s low budget horror and science fiction films, such as Forbidden Planet and The Thing from Another World and began filming horror shorts on 8 mm film even before entering high school. He briefly attended Western Kentucky University where his father chaired the music department, but transferred to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in 1968 and graduated in 1971.
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Fantastico.Solo il piano-sequenza iniziale,attraverso la maschera,con gli spostamenti indietro,vale 5*.Carpenter è meraviglioso nel mettere in scena il Male Puro, che non può essere fermato;lo mostra con la macchina che segue i protagonisti oppure con le su inquietanti apparizioni di spalle.Tutto è dosato alla perfezione, con un grandioso finale in cui subentra la consapevolezza di trovarsi di fronte al Diabolico.
a high three or a low four there are moments when I wonder if Myers was reading the script , I question his actions , roll my eyes at the dialogue, and the slight stupidity of the characters , but still- I think how this film was the first to do so , I love the atmosphere, and several scenes are shot quite interestingly
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Everything seems sleepy and still throughout Halloween (1978). This celebrated horror film is so graceful in its stillness that if I were to introduce the entire genre to my grandmother then I would… read review
I must admit, this is one of my favorite horror films of all time. The unique way that John Carpenter has directed this picture, opening the door to so many mock-genres, it will chill you to the bone… read review