The Film that Redefined Movie Terror Forever
On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away inside a sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. On October 30, 1978, Myers escapes and makes his way back home to Haddonfield, turning a night of tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women, including Laurie Strode, the star-making role for Jamie Lee Curtis.
John Carpenter’s seminal 1978 classic Halloween premiered in cinemas and on drive-in screens over four decades ago, changing the landscape of horror cinema. It stunned audiences worldwide and has since inspired countless films in this genre.
Since its debut on movie screens forty-one years ago, Halloween still holds its place as a horror masterpiece. In 2006, it was selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the U.S. National Film Registry for its cultural significance.
This year’s release is a restored and remastered digital print, created under the supervision of the world-renowned cinematographer, Dean Cundey.
This premiere is presented by CineLife Entertainment, Trancas International Films & Compass International Pictures.
Original release date: October 25, 1978
Running Time: 92 minutes
• Director: John Carpenter
• Producers: Moustapha Akkad, Irwin Yablans, Joseph Wolf
• Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
• Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Charles Cyphers, P.J. Soles, Nancy Loomis, Kyle Richards, Brian Andrews, John Michael Graham, Nick Castle
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