In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

  1. John Carpenter

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Debra Hill


Top Billed Cast

  1. Donald Pleasence

    Donald Pleasence

    Dr. Sam Loomis

  2. Jamie Lee Curtis

    Jamie Lee Curtis

    Laurie Strode

  3. P.J. Soles

    P.J. Soles

    Lynda van der Klok

  4. Nancy Kyes

    Nancy Kyes

    Annie Brackett

  5. Nick Castle

    Nick Castle

    The Shape

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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 25, 1978


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/halloween/



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