Godfrey
Liam Neeson as "Godfrey" in Kingdom of Heaven (2005):
You are not what you were born, but what you have it in yourself to be.
Halloween (1978) 18
Tagline: The night he came home!
Genres: Horror | Thriller
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Released: 25 October 1978 (USA)
Length: 91 min
Rating: 8 out of 10 8 /10
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  • The original (and the best) teen horror movie. Enough said.
  • After the huge success of this film, it gave John Carpenter (unknown at the time) the free terrain and budget to go make other great movies. He didn't let us down, with other classics after this, such as "Escape from New York", "The Thing" & "Big Trouble in Little China" amongst others.
  • John Carpenter wrote this film, he directed it, he composed the music, and he even did the voice on the seedy phone calls. Legend!
  • It made Jamie Lee Curtis an instant superstar, and we thought she was jam hot back in the day (especially her foxy roles in "Trading Places" & "True Lies" years later)!
  • "Michael Myers" would become one of the most iconic horror characters of all time.

The Night He Came Home.

Perhaps the most influential and successful independent film ever made, Halloween is the movie that put director John Carpenter on the map as a viable filmmaker. An exercise in simple, pure horror, Halloween takes us into the world of a mad killer, Michael Myers, who at a very young age stabbed his older sister to death. Locked away for many years in a mental hospital Michael escapes one night and returns to his home to continue his killing spree. Jamie Lee Curtis, in her first role, plays the resourceful babysitter who is chased by the killer on Halloween night. Produced for very little money and a tight shooting schedule, Halloween was a stunning success when it was released. Written by John Carpenter and his longtime producer Debra Hill, the film set both their careers on fire, with both of them working together many times over the next 25 years. The film also made a star out of Jamie Lee Curtis and turned the slasher movie into a viable, successful genre.

Halloween has been copied, parodied and even turned into a franchise of its own, but the original is still considered the best of the bunch. Halloween was John Carpenter's first foray into horror, and remains the standard to which all other modern horror films are measured.

Laurie Strode
Dr. Sam Loomis
[last lines]It *was* the boogeyman.As a matter of fact, it was.
Sheriff Leigh Brackett
Dr. Sam Loomis
[referring to a partially eaten dog]A man wouldn't do that.This isn't a man.
Laurie Strode
Lynda, if this is a joke, I'll kill you!
Dr. Sam Loomis
I met him, fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding; even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and, the blackest eyes... the *devil's* eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... *evil*.
Sheriff Leigh Brackett
It's Halloween, everyone's entitled to one good scare.
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