HALLOWEEN

(1978 Horror)





...for me, [Pleasence] plays the Greek chorus of the film. He tells us what’s going on.
He plays the part so obsessed but yet so low keyed. I loved him.


---Debra Hill




ALTERNATE TITLES:

THE BABYSITTER MURDERS (Working title)
HALLOWEEN: LA NOTTE DELLE STREGHE (Italian title)



CAST AND CREW:

DONALD PLEASENCE (Dr. Sam Loomis)
JAMIE LEE CURTIS (Laurie Strode)
NANCY LOOMIS (Annie Brackett)
P.J. SOLES (Lynda)
CHARLES CYPHERS (Sheriff Leigh Brackett)
KYLE RICHARDS (Lindsey Wallace)
BRIAN ANDREWS (Tommy Doyle)
JOHN MICHAEL GRAHAM (Bob)
NANCY STEPHENS (Marion Chambers)
NICK CASTLE (The Shape/Michael Myers)

Directed by JOHN CARPENTER
Written by JOHN CARPENTER and DEBRA HILL
Produced by DEBRA HILL



SYNOPSIS:

After spending fifteen years in a mental hospital, a psychotic killer escapes and returns to his hometown to kill again.



PLEASENCE'S CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays Dr. Sam Loomis---the tormented, gun-totting psychiatrist of psychotic killer Michael Myers.



GRAPHICS:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS DR. SAM LOOMIS (Photo courtesy of Tom Ericksen)
  • PLEASENCE WITH GUN (Photo courtesy of Tom Ericksen)
  • PLEASENCE WITH GUN #2 (Photo courtesy of Tom Ericksen)
  • PLEASENCE LOOKS OUT WINDOW
  • PLEASENCE AND CHARLES CYPHERS
  • PLEASENCE AND CYPHERS #2



    REVIEWS:

  • DAVID ANSEN (Newsweek)
  • ROGER EBERT (The Chicago Sun Times)
  • PAULINE KAEL (The New Yorker)
  • GENE SISKEL (The Chicago Tribune)



    ESSAYS:

  • PAT H. BROESKE



    VIDEO/DVD AVAILABILITY:

    NTSC VIDEO / REGION 1 DVD TO BUY---AMAZON.COM
    PAL VIDEO / REGION 2 DVD TO BUY---BLACK STAR




    SOUNDTRACK AVAILABILITY:

    COMPACT DISC TO BUY---CD NOW



    STAR LINKS:

  • TOTAL JAMIE LEE CURTIS
  • THE NANCY LOOMIS DEDICATION PAGE
  • P.J. SOLES



    DIRECTOR LINKS:

  • ASSAULT ON WEBPAGE 13
  • THE CARPENTICIZED SIDE OF THE WEB
  • THE JOHN CARPENTER WEB PAGE
  • THE OFFICIAL JOHN CARPENTER WEB SITE



    FILM LINKS:

  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE



    SERIES LINKS:


    VISIT THE OFFICIAL HALLOWEEN WEB SITE !


    Above photo courtesy of www.halloweenmovies.com

    Photos © 1978 COMPASS INTERNATIONAL PICTURES. All Rights Reserved.

    Logo designed by Karen Rappaport





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