Halloween 1978
Directed By John Carpenter
Screenplay By John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Cast Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, P. J. Soles, Nancy Kyes, Tony Moran
Produced By Debra Hill, Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad
Film Editing By Charles Bornstein, Tommy Lee Wallace
Cinematography By Dean Cundey
Music By John Carpenter

Falcon International Productions


United States



Release Date

October 25, 1978


104 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Warner Bros. Pictures, Compass International Pictures

Budget $325,000
Gross $70,000,000


On a cold Halloween night in 1963 a young boy named Michael Myers, brutally stabs his babysitting older sister to death. Michael is placed in a minium security ward under the care of a psychiatrist named Sam Loomis. 15 years later,  on the night of his sister's murder. Michael escapes from the asylum and heads back to his old neighborhood, with Sam Loomis on his trail.


  • Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode
  • Donald Pleasence as Dr. Sam Loomis
  • Nancy Kyes as Annie Brackett
  • P.J. Soles as Lynda van der Klok
  • Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace
  • Charles Cyphers as Sheriff Leigh Brackett
  • Brian Andrews as Tommy Doyle
  • Robert Phalen as Dr. Terence Wynn
  • Tony Moran as Michael Myers
  • Sandy Johnson as Judith Myers
  • Peter Griffith as Morgan Strode
  • Nick Castle as Michael Myers




John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN-Trailer02:33

John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN-Trailer

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