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HALLOWEEN

HALLOWEEN artwork

HALLOWEEN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 91m 3s

Director(s) John Carpenter

Cast includes Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Loomis, P. J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards

Cut This work was passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HALLOWEEN is a new cinema release of John Carpenter's 1978 horror film in which an escapee from an asylum returns to his old neighbourhood where he stalks and terrorises a baby-sitter.

Threat

Strong threat runs throughout the work, with an early flashback to the killing of a teenage girl and the later stalking and killing of young people in the quiet suburb. Killings include stabbings, a teenager being pinned to a wall with a knife, and a young woman being throttled with a telephone cord. Other encounters see characters being slashed, stabbed and shot. The real-world setting and domestic environments add to the tension and impact of the threat and violence.

Breast nudity and sex also feature. However, the sex predominantly takes place under covers and without nudity. There is also brief sight of marijuana being smoked.

Details

Title
HALLOWEEN
Year
1978
Distributor(s)
Miracle Films Ltd
Classified date(s)
27/09/1978
Submitted run time
91m 3s
Approved footage
8195
BBFC reference
AFF035160

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