halloween movie review - Aussieboyreviews


It’s definitely quite thrilling, but is not as violent as you may expect. Parents should know that Halloween has plenty of nudity and some sex, but is appropriate for older teens.


Fifteen years after brutally murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a security facility and returns to his hometown to stalk and kill again.

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Movie details

Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards
Writer: Debra Hill, John Carpenter
Release Date (Australia): 1 June 1979
Runtime: 91 minutes/1h 31m
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (R18+)

The film also contains horror themes of murder, as well as intense scenes including a brief scene in which a dog is killed and a scene in which a young child kills his teen sister.

Violence (M)

The film contains moderate horror violence in the form of several brief stabbing murders and shooting.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film includes infrequent use of the words “s**t”, “ass”, “damn” and “hell”.

Drug Use (PG)

Two teens are depicted smoking a marijuana joint.

Nudity (M)

The film contains several depictions of female breasts nudity.

Sex (M)

There are implied sex scenes and sex-related talk throughout the film.

mpaa rating

R (for an unknown reasoning)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Thanks to one of the most popular slasher villains of all time, Michael Myers, John Carpenter’s Halloween will remain a memorable horror classic! Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence star in this entertaining slasher flick. And despite the unnecessary inappropriate content, the film lacks violence but gains horror.

As you may have anticipated or predicted, Halloween is a perfect choice for a spooky Halloween evening. The suspenseful music makes the boogeyman-like character’s killings more chilling, and gazing at the amazing quality will undoubtedly drop you back in the 70s. There are some horror elements that would be considered “getting old” these days, but that’s what makes Halloween a true horror classic!

This first instalment to the epic Halloween series is just perfect other than some slowly-paced scenes. But the slowness is too easy to forget, since the killings of Michael Myers are very thrilling and the film is engaging.

That being the case, John Carpenter’s Halloween truly deserves its superior title within the classic horror watchlists. So avoid today’s average horror flick on Halloween night, and select this original story of terror!

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