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John Carpenter's Halloween
Carpenter, John, 1948-
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Troy, MI : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2003]

Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
On Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital ... until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again ... and again ... and again. Tonight is Halloween!
General Note:
25 anniversary ed., widescreen version.

DVD release of 1978 motion picture.

Disc 1 features: audio commentary with writer/director John Carpenter, actress Jamie Lee Curtis, and producer Debra Hill. Disc 2 features: 87 min. documentary featuring interviews with writer/director John Carpenter, actors Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Nick Castle, Charles Cyphers, producer Debra Hill, director of photography Dean Cundey, editor and production designer Tommy Lee Wallace, executive producers Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad and others, 10 min. featurette with actress P.J. Soles and producer Debra Hill revisiting the original Michael Myers house, theatrical trailer, TV spots, radio spots, poster and still gallery, talent bios, DVD-ROM original screenplay, DVD-ROM screen savers.

For specific features see interactive menu.
disc 1. Feature presentation -- disc 2. Bonus materials.
Reading Level:
Rated R.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
DVD 7720 Adult DVD Audio Visual
DVD 7720 Adult DVD Audio Visual
DVD 7720 Adult DVD Open Shelf

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It was "The Night HE Came Home," warned the posters for John Carpenter's career-making horror smash. In Haddonfield, IL, on Halloween night 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers inexplicably slaughters his teenage sister. His psychiatrist Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) can't penetrate Michael's psyche after years of institutionalization, but he knows that, when Myers escapes before Halloween in 1978, there is going to be hell to pay in Haddonfield. While Loomis heads to Haddonfield to alert police, Myers spots bookish teenager Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and follows her, constantly appearing and vanishing as Laurie and her looser friends Lynda (P.J. Soles) and Annie (Nancy Loomis) make their Halloween plans. By nightfall, the responsible Laurie is doing her own and Annie's babysitting jobs, while Annie and Lynda frolic in the parent-free house across the street. But Annie and Lynda are not answering the phone, and suspicious Laurie heads across the street to the darkened house to see what is going on.... ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi