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Year
1978
Runtime
91 min.
Director
John Carpenter
Genres
Thriller, Horror
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
170,182
Checks
38,081
Favs
1,886
Dislikes
200
Favs/checks
5.0% (1:20)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. greenhorg's avatar

    greenhorg

    Plot summary: A man disguised as William Shatner alarms neighborhood teens.

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    9 years 7 months ago
  2. Jazzy's avatar

    Jazzy

    No one saying anything about the soundtrack? I thought it was fantastic. Overall a really well made influential slasher. 7 years 9 months ago
  3. mittens's avatar

    mittens

    this movie made the slasher genre. psycho invented it, but halloween perfected it and brought it into the mainstream. horror movie trying to emulate halloweens style continued to get made through the 80s into the early 90s, and it had a huge impact on the horror genre in general. a great film and worthy of being higher on the list. above re-animator anyway. 12 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #6 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  2. This movie ranks #10 in Grindhouse Cinema Database's Top Grindhouse Classics
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  3. This movie ranks #27 in IMDb's Horror Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #68 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills
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  5. This movie ranks #84 in MovieSense 101
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  6. This movie ranks #180 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #191 in Reddit Top 250
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  8. This movie ranks #358 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  9. This movie ranks #385 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  10. This movie ranks #409 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  11. This movie ranks #461 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  12. This movie ranks #465 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  13. This movie ranks #586 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  14. This movie ranks #633 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  15. This movie ranks #655 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
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  16. This movie ranks #820 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  17. This movie ranks #895 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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