1978 *****
Original Theatrical Cut runs 91 mins.
Extended Version runs 104 mins.

Halloween is, without a doubt, a masterpiece of horror. A masked killer with no motive just killing babysitters one Halloween night, fifteen years after he murdered his sister. He's spent the last fifteen years in a mental hospital, but has broken out to go on a murderous rampage. It wasn't until the sequel that he was given a motive. The extended version adds scenes that were created for the television presentation in the early '80s. After cutting the film for content, the film wasn't long enough, so the cast and crew of Halloween II shot some new scenes to fill the time. The extended version presented on video includes all the new footage as well as all of the original film. It's still a fine version to watch, and although the new footage hints at Michael's motive, it doesn't necessarily give it away. Ignore all imposters. Stick with the original.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Panavision)
Rated R for langauge, violence, sexuality, nudity, and drug use. Extended Edition Not Rated.

Jamie Lee Curtis + Donald Pleasence + P.J. Soles + Nancy Loomis + Charles Cyphers

Written by
John Carpenter and Debra Hill

Directed by
John Carpenter


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