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Halloween Details

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It was "The Night HE Came Home," warned the posters for John Carpenter's career-making horror smash. In Haddonfield, IL, on Halloween night 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers inexplicably slaughters his teenage sister. His psychiatrist Dr. Loomis ([[Performer~P57070~Donald Pleasence~donaldpleasence]]) can't penetrate Michael's psyche after years of institutionalization, but he knows that, when Myers escapes before Halloween in 1978, there is going to be hell to pay in Haddonfield. While Loomis heads to Haddonfield to alert police, Myers spots bookish teenager Laurie Strode ([[Performer~P16288~Jamie Lee Curtis~jamieleecurtis]]) and follows her, constantly appearing and vanishing as Laurie and her looser friends Lynda (P.J. Soles) and Annie ([[Performer~P43183~Nancy Loomis~nancyloomis]]) make their Halloween plans. By nightfall, the responsible Laurie is doing her own and Annie's babysitting jobs, while Annie and Lynda frolic in the parent-free house across the street. But Annie and Lynda are not answering the phone, and suspicious Laurie heads across the street to the darkened house to see what is going on.... ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

  • Release date:October 25, 1978

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association John Carpenter New Generation Award 1979 Winner

Cast

Donald Pleasence
as Doctor Loomis
Jamie Lee Curtis
as Laurie
Nancy Loomis
as Annie
P.J. Soles
as Lynda
Charles Cyphers
as Brackett
Brian Andrews
as Tommy
Nancy Stephens
as Marion
Robert Phalen
as Dr. Wynn
Mickey Yablans
as Richie
Adam Holender
as Keith
Nick Castle, Jr.
as The Shape
Tony Moran
as Michael Myers, age 21
Arthur Malet
as Graveyard Keeper

Crew

John Carpenter
Director
Debra Hill
Producer
Debra Hill
Screenwriter
John Carpenter
Screenwriter
Dean Cundey
Cinematographer
John Carpenter
Composer (Music Score)
Tommy Lee Wallace
Editor
Charles Burnstein
Editor
Craig Stearns
Production Designer
Tommy Lee Wallace
Production Designer
Irwin Yablans
Executive Producer
Craig Stearns
Set Designer
Thomas D. Causey
Sound/Sound Designer
Rick Wallace
First Assistant Director
Raymond Stella
Camera Operator
Don Behrns
Production Manager
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