- 1h 31min
- Directed by: John Carpenter
- Written by: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
- Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, PJ Soles, Nancy Loomis
The first and best of the series – and one of the best of all slasher movies. Escaped psycho Michael Myers returns to the town where he killed his sister several years before and picks up where he left off with remarkable ease. Pleasence is the obsessive psychiatrist on his trail, convinced he is to blame for the escape. A scary reminder of what a blood-soaked genre could achieve if only it recovered from sequelitis.
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