Halloween - Jamie Lee Curtis / P.J.Soles - Movie Poster Framed Picture 11"x14"
Halloween is a 1978 independent slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut.
The film was the first installment in what has become the Halloween franchise. The plot is set in the fictional Midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois. On Halloween night in 1963, a six-year-old Michael Myers inexplicably murders his sister and is committed to Smith's Grove Sanitarium. Fifteen years later, he escapes and returns home to kill again, all the while eluding his psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis, who suspects Michael's intentions, following him back to Haddonfield.
Many critics credit the film as the first in a long line of slasher films inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). Halloween had many imitators and originated several clichés found in low-budget horror films of the 1980s and 1990s. Unlike many of its imitators, Halloween contains little graphic violence and gore.
It was one of the first horror films to introduce the concept of the killer dying and coming back to life again within the same film.
In 2006, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".