Without doubt THE greatest horror film of all time (in my personal opinion of course). Noted British actor Donald Pleasance plays troubled psychologist Dr Sam Loomis, who is trying to get his patient of 15 years, Michael Myers, permanently locked up.
Having been incarcerated since age 12 after brutally murdering his Sister one Halloween night. When Myers escapes from the institution just before Halloween night, Loomis suspects where he may have gone and heads over to Michael's home town of Haddonfield, where he begins a frantic search with the local police.
As night falls, the unsuspecting townsfolk start falling prey to the unseen killer who's lurking in the shadows. Meanwhile, young Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis in one of her first starring roles) makes a shocking discovery in the house opposite, and finds herself as Myers next potential victim.
An excellent horror film, that's still unbeaten by the many modern horrors that have come out since. The film manages to shock, scare and make you jump, without resorting to blood and gore. The chilling music and the clever camera work, showing Michael appearing, then disappearing in the background of each shot, whilst his next victim carries on unawares, really ramps the tension up, and is definitely one of my all time faves.
An excellent film, with a great cast and a chilling score.