A modern horror classic. On Halloween night in 1963, a six-year-old boy in a Halloween mask stabs his sister to death after she makes love to her boyfriend. He's institutionalized--until, exactly 15 years later, he escapes and returns to his small Illinois hometown once more to wreak
Halloween havoc. His psychiatrist Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) proclaims "The Evil is loose!" and is in hot pursuit with the authorities. Meanwhile Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) seems to be the only girl in town without a date for Halloween. All her high school friends seem to have hot dates
scheduled but bright, bookish Laurie must settle for a quiet evening of babysitting, fending off t...