Halloween
1978
****
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, Nancy Loomis, P.J. Soles

This impressive small budget horror film put director John Carpenter on the map, and it’s spawning new sequels even today. Michael Myers, who killed his sister and her boyfriend as a small boy (in the rightfully famous opening scene filmed from the boy’s point of view) is on the prowl again during Halloween many years later. Jamie Lee Curtis in her breakthrough scream queen role.