Halloween was the 1978 film that introduced us to the psychopath serial killer named Michael Myers. His character had murdered his mother when he was a child, and now on the eve of Halloween, Myers has broken out of his institution and is seeking to extol terror on the citizens of the quiet community of Haddonfield.
The flick is one of the scariest of all-time and has been remade, but will never be truly as terrifying as when audiences first laid their eyes on one of cinema's great villains. The movie also gave us some terrific and terrifying movie lines. Check out some of our best Halloween quotes.
Sheriff Leigh Brackett: It's Halloween, everyone's entitled to one good scare. | permalink
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. | permalink
Tommy Doyle: Laurie, what's the boogeyman?
Laurie: There's no such thing. | permalink
Dr. Sam Loomis: I- I- I watched him for fifteen years, sitting in a room, staring at a wall, not seeing the wall, looking past the wall - looking at this night, inhumanly patient, waiting for some secret, silent alarm to trigger him off. Death has come to your little town, Sheriff. Now you can either ignore it, or you can help me to stop it. | permalink
Lindsey Wallace: I'm scared!
Laurie: There's nothing to be scared of.
Tommy Doyle: Are you sure?
Tommy Doyle: How?
Laurie: I killed him...
Tommy Doyle: [shouts] But you can't kill the boogeyman! | permalink
Dr. Sam Loomis: You've fooled them, haven't you Michael? But not me. | permalink
Mr. Peter Myers: [Mr. Peter Myers takes off the clown mask] Michael? | permalink