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Halloween (1978)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on Halloween as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

Halloween is an horror movie directed by John Carpenter and starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles and Nancy Kyes and Nick Castle. The movie was written by John Carpenter (screenplay), Debra Hill (screenplay). The film has a $10 million budget with a 91-minute running time. Halloween currently has a 7.8 IMDb rating, based on 188482 and 78 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated R.

release date for Halloween

Halloween release date

When does Halloween come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Halloween (1978) is October 25, 1978.

When will Halloween be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Halloween DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Halloween budget

How much did Halloween cost to make?

$10,000,000 budget

The movie cost $10 million to make.

Halloween movie poster

Halloween rating

R Rated

Halloween is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.

Halloween reviews

7.8 IMDb 78 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.8 of out 10 IMDb rating and 78 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

Halloween trailer

Halloween plot summary

What is Halloween about?

In John Carpenter’s horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

Synopsis from IMDb Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

Halloween cast

Who is in Halloween?

Donald Pleasence in Halloween Donald Pleasence as Dr. Sam Loomis
Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode
P.J. Soles in Halloween P.J. Soles as Lynda van der Klok
Nancy Kyes in Halloween Nancy Kyes as Annie Brackett
Nick Castle in Halloween Nick Castle as The Shape

Halloween box Office

How much did Halloween make?

N/A worldwide

The film has made over N/A worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

Halloween details

Theatrical Release Date: October 25, 1978
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $10 million
Box Office: N/A
Length: 91 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English

Halloween facts

How long is Halloween?

The movie is 91 minutes long (1 hour and 31 minutes).

What year did Halloween come out?

The movie is out on October 25, 1978. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Donald Pleasence plays as Dr. Sam Loomis.

Who is the director of Halloween?

John Carpenter directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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