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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
 
 


 
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"Carpenter is young, clever and outspoken and... takes the old formula cliches of Hollywood, then shows that there is still plenty of life in old tricks and old actors. It is an engaging thriller... but it does not hold the attention... It sets out to frighten and does it well. Few filmmakers can say that they so easily match their goals to their abilities."
(Nicholas Wapshott, Scotsman)
"Carpenter.... has already proved he can make silk purses from sow's ear budgets. This time he's also saddled himself with a sow's ear script... written by himself. But [he] is a dashing... stylist and his visual style does much to redeem this Z-movie tale."
(Nigel Andrews, Financial Times)

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