(from Wikipedia) Halloween is a 1978 American independent horror film set in the fictional suburban midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween. John Carpenter directed the film, which stars Donald Pleasence as Dr. Sam Loomis, Jamie Lee Curtis (the teen scream Queen) as Laurie Strode, and Nick Castle, Tony Moran and Tommy Lee Wallace sharing the role of Michael Myers.
The film centers on Myers' escape from a psychiatric hospital, his murdering of teenagers, and Dr. Loomis' attempts to track and stop him. Halloween is widely regarded as a classic among horror film, and as one of the most influential horror films of its era.
Halloween spawned seven sequels:
--Halloween II begins exactly where Halloween ends (1981)
--Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
--Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
--Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
--Halloween VI: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
--Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)
--Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
There was also a Halloween remake - Rob Zombie's Halloween - in 2007.
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