Yes you guessed it. It's Halloween.
The movie Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut.
The film was the first installment in what has become the Halloween franchise. The plot is set in the fictional Midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois. On Halloween night in 1963, a six-year-old Michael Myers inexplicably murders his sister and is committed.
Fifteen years later, he escapes and returns home to kill again, all the while eluding his psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis, who suspects Michael's intentions, following him back to Haddonfield.
While escaping, 21-year-old Michael (Nick Castle) kills a mechanic and takes his uniform. He drives home to Haddonfield and steals a white mask from a local store. The next day, Halloween, he begins stalking high school student Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) after she and Tommy Doyle (Brian Andrews) drop off a key at his old house so her father can sell it.
Laurie's best friends Annie Brackett (Nancy Loomis) and Lynda van der Klok (P. J. Soles) dismiss her concerns that she is being followed. Michael's psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence), anticipating Michael's return home, meets with Annie's father, Sheriff Leigh Brackett (Charles Cyphers), and watches Michael's old house, believing he will show up there.
I won't tell you more lest I spoil it for you. Nevertheless... Jamie Lee Curtis revised her role twenty years later in the movie Halloween- H20. This is supposed to be the definitive and canonical sequel to the first movie- where we finally wrap up the story line between Jamie Lee's character, Laurie Strode and the character of Michael Myers- note I didn't mention the actor's name because over the years many guys have portrayed the notorious homicidal maniac.
Set twenty years after the events of the first two movies, H20 centers on a post-traumatic Laurie Strode living in fear of Michael Myers, who attempted to kill her all those years ago. When Michael eventually appears, Laurie must face evil one last time, while the life of her teenage son hangs in the balance.
The Halloween franchise promises to add the right amount of fright to the spookiest night of the year.
In fact if you want to know more, go to the definitive site for ALL of the films.
Halloween Movies... http://halloweenmovies.com/
At this site you'll find fun facts about the films, news regarding the cast members, locations of screenings and where you can find them to watch all in the comfort of your own home...probably with the lights on and all of the doors and windows locked. And perhaps the police on speed dial?
Either way, don't miss this classic franchise. I'm sure it will be fun if not scary good time for everyone who has the courage to watch!
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