Directed by John Carpenter
The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be too late for many people.
An escaped killer returns home in John Carpenter's classic.
Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles
It's nearly October, might as well just have this on loop from now until the start of November!
dr loomis is the best
Just a classic no-nonsense straight forward atmospheric slasher that doesn't rely on cheap scares, special effects, or exploitation to get its point across while remaining ambiguous and eerie.
If you actually need the recommendation you are probably not on the right streaming service.
People say it's overhyped, but in the late 70s, this came out of nowhere, a low budget indie film made by a bunch of people you'd never heard of, with the help of an old Bond villain from 15 years earlier.