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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.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget $300,000.00

Revenue $70,000,000.00

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

Release Information

  • October 25, 1978
    R, Theatrical



Cast 25

  1. Donald Pleasence

    Donald Pleasence
    Dr. Sam Loomis

  2. Jamie Lee Curtis

    Jamie Lee Curtis
    Laurie Strode

  3. Nancy Kyes

    Nancy Kyes
    Annie Brackett

  4. P.J. Soles

    P.J. Soles
    Lynda van der Klok

  5. Charles Cyphers

    Charles Cyphers
    Sheriff Leigh Brackett

  6. Kyle Richards

    Kyle Richards
    Lindsey Wallace

  7. BA

    Brian Andrews
    Tommy Doyle

  8. JM
  9. NS

    Nancy Stephens
    Marion Chambers

  10. Arthur Malet

    Arthur Malet
    Graveyard Keeper

  11. MY
  12. BL

    Brent Le Page
    Lonnie Elamb

  13. AH
  14. RP

    Robert Phalen
    Dr. Terence Wynn

  15. TM

    Tony Moran
    Michael Myers

  16. WS

    Will Sandin
    Michael Myers (age 6)

  17. DK

    David Kyle
    Judith's Boyfriend

  18. PG

    Peter Griffith
    Morgan Strode

  19. Nick Castle

    Nick Castle
    The Shape

  20. BB

    Barry Bernardi
    Dead Mechanic (uncredited)

  21. John Carpenter

    John Carpenter
    Paul, Annie's Boyfriend (voice) (uncredited)

  22. GO

    George O'Hanlon Jr.
    Mr. Peter Myers (uncredited)

  23. DR

    Darla Rae
    Student (uncredited)

  24. Gwen Van Dam

    Gwen Van Dam
    Sanitarium Nurse (uncredited)

  25. SJ

    Sandy Johnson
    Judith Margaret Myers

Crew 17


  1. TL

    Tommy Lee Wallace
    Production Design

  2. CS

    Craig Stearns
    Set Decoration


  1. Dean Cundey

    Dean Cundey
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. EU

    Erica Ulland
    Makeup Artist


  1. CR

    Conrad Rothmann
    Special Effects

  2. JW


  1. John Carpenter

    John Carpenter


  1. CB
  2. TL


  1. DH

    Debra Hill

  2. DB

    Don Behrns
    Production Manager

  3. KM

    Kool Marder
    Associate Producer

  4. IY

    Irwin Yablans
    Executive Producer


  1. WL

    William L. Stevenson
    Supervising Sound Editor

  2. John Carpenter

    John Carpenter
    Original Music Composer


  1. DH

    Debra Hill

  2. John Carpenter

    John Carpenter

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