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Halloween / Hallowe'en


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  Halloween  / Hallowe'en Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
7.07 /10
 
Starring
Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis , P. J. Soles
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Directed by: John Carpenter
Written by: John Carpenter, Debra Hill


 
 
 
Released: 1978
   
Genre: UNDERRATED
HORROR
SERIES
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 91
 
 


 

Psychotic killer stalks small Illinois town.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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John Carpenter's expertly made horror movie, in which Jamie Lee Curtis (daughter of Janet Leigh, the actress who met a grisly end in Psycho) made her screen debut as the obligatory female adolescent under threat from a psychopathic killer. Despite superficial characters and little in the way of plot logic, itís a trailblazing slasher movie, much imitated in the various ways it builds up suspense: its success paved the way for five inferior sequels and, surprisingly, a superior one in 1998: Halloween H20.

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