Halloween

1978 R PT1H31M Blu-ray / DVD

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Halloween

1978 R PT1H31M Blu-ray / DVD
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In this iconic slasher flick, mental hospital escapee Michael Myers goes on a murder spreee on Halloween night after returning to his hometown. As Michael targets baby sitter Laurie, pyschiatrist Dr. Loomis makes it his mission to stop the rampage.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that, while the blood and gore are left to your imagination in this horror classic, there are numerous stabbings and slayings. And most (though not all) of the victims seem to be sexually active teenagers.

Sexual Content

A teen girl is shown clad only in panties after sex. Another underage couple is shown in bed together.

Violence

Though the blood flow is left to the viewer's imagination, there are stabbings and strangulation, including one victim left hanging on a door (pinned by the knife). Another character is stuck in the eye with a wire hanger, and another falls down the stairs. One shooting. One of Myers' victims is the family dog.

Language

Some PG-13-level swear words -- surprisingly it's nothing serious.

Social Behavior

Without Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie -- a realistically smart, brave teen who tries to protect the kids she babysits -- the film's cast would be a pretty unsympathetic bunch of shallow, hormonal teens (who disdain books and education) and nasty adults.

Consumerism

Plugs for other movies admired by filmmaker John Carpenter, in clips from The Thing and Forbidden Planet.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

High schoolers smoke and drink beer.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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