Halloween (1978) parents guide

Halloween (1978) Parent Guide

Release date October 25, 1978

This now-classic horror film wallows in the blood and gore that follows Michael Myers (Tony Moran), a mentally disturbed man who has spent half of his life in a mental institution for killing his sister. Escaping from the care of Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence), he heads home with murderous intentions to find his other, still living sister (Jamie Lee Curtis).

Why is Halloween (1978) rated R? The MPA rated Halloween (1978) R

Run Time: 90 minutes

Halloween (1978)
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Halloween (1978) rated R? Halloween (1978) is rated R by the MPAA

- Frequent non-graphic violence.
- Frequent explicit violence.
- Blood effects are frequent.
- Depictions of stabbings, strangling’s, throat slitting’s, impaling, shootings and falling from heights.
- An animal is killed.
- Characters are in danger, threatened and murdered.
- Suspenseful moments.
- Corpses and bloody injuries/wounds are shown. 

Sexual Content:
- Passionate kissing and fondling is shown.
- Sexual relations are implied and simulated.
- Unmarried couples engage in sexual activity.
- Female breast nudity is shown on a few occasions.

- Profanities are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Teens and adults are shown smoking. Smoking is depicted.
- Teens drink alcohol.
- Marijuana is mentioned.

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News About "Halloween (1978)"

In 2007, tThis movie received a makeover, which was also called Halloween), with Rod Zombie in the director’s chair.

Cast and Crew

Halloween (1978) is directed by John Carpenter and stars John Carpenter, Tony Moran, Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis. .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Halloween (1978) movie is August 14, 2007. Here are some details…

Halloween releases to home video (DVD) on August 14, 2007.

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