Talk:Halloween (1978 film)

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trivia about Italian edition[edit]

Do you think those information more pertinent to the Italian page or to the English one?:

The Italian public at time the movie was released there (22 July 1979) wasn't yet aware of what hallowe'en is for the Anglo-Saxon countries, so the characters, in the Italian edition, hallowe'en was translated "the day before Hallowmas" or "witches' night". The movie itself was renamed "Halloween-La notte delle streghe" (=the witches' night) in order to make understandable the title to then-average Ausonian[1] audience, and the sequel Halloween II became "Halloween II: Il signore della morte" (=The Lord of the Death). Today hallowe'en is known and celebrated also in Italy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:56, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Both. It's certainly pertinent here, because this is the film's country of origin. Anything that is directly related to this film that occurs in other countries is relevant here as well.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 13:58, 3 June 2009 (UTC)


My apologies if it's already sourced (didn't see a reference right after the statement though) and I'm not doubting it, but is there a resource/citation to prove this to be true (in the opening paragraph):

The original draft of the screenplay was titled The Babysitter Murders.

? (talk) 02:12, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

It is properly sourced in the Production section. You can repeat statements in the intro without the citation, if properly sourced later in the article. Crotchety Old Man (talk) 02:41, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Murder of James Bulger[edit]

The UK media is currently preoccupied with the Murder of James Bulger after one of the killers, Jon Venables, was recalled to prison. One new piece of information to emerge is that the 10-year-old Venables apparently produced a drawing inspired by the 1978 film Halloween, of which he said:"In my dads I saw howowen is when you a girl and this man and he kiled people especial girls and he has got a mask on that he robed knifes out the shop and the police that it was plce but it was not it was the man." [1] The alleged but generally discredited link with Child's Play 3 has received far more coverage, but this could be worth noting in the article.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 16:55, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Discussion pertaining to non-free image(s) used in article[edit]

A cleanup page has been created for WP:FILMS' spotlight articles. One element that is being checked in ensuring the quality of the articles is the non-free images. Currently, one or more non-free images being used in this article are under discussion to determine if they should be removed from the article for not complying with non-free and fair use requirements. Please comment at the corresponding section within the image cleanup listing. Before contributing the discussion, please first read WP:FILMNFI concerning non-free images. Ideally the discussions pertaining to the spotlight articles will be concluded by the end of June, so please comment soon to ensure there is clear consensus. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 05:00, 20 June 2010 (UTC)


I think the plot needs either some serious editing, or a do-over. The plot is not written in an encyclopedic style, and seems to be written by someone with not much writing experience. Any thoughts? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr. Comodor (talkcontribs) 20:37, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Possible FAR[edit]

I'm thinking of taking this article to FAR, seeing as how it's one of the older FACs and hasn't been reviewed since its nomination. I'm finding the references are inconsistent, I think all need to use one of the relevant citation templates, e.g. {{cite web}} {{cite book}} {{cite news}} {{cite journal}}, among others. Also there should be less references to the Internet Movie Database, as it's common knowledge they are of questionable reliability. And several references have broken external links, [2]. The television rights section is tagged with needing references, and I also believe the influences section can be expanded.--The Taerkasten (talk) 17:28, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Proceeded by/Proceeds[edit]

I'm just now noticing this in a lot of the movie pages, but in the info box, didn't there use to be a piece at the bottom of the boxes that would say, for example, Proceeds: Halloween II, Proceeded by Halloween 4, or something of that nature? I used to be able to click on them and just smoothly go through the pages without having to go back and look for another link for the next movie in the series. Was there a policy change? Jeremyeyork (talk) 13:49, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Template:Infobox film#Preceded by/Followed by—"The 'Preceded by' and 'Followed by' parameters were removed on 16 February 2011." Sottolacqua (talk) 13:52, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

reader review[edit]

I just finished reading the Wiki article on the film "Halloween." It's great in general, or at least certainly ok. Though I agree with the decision not to discuss HALLOWEEN 2,3, etc, I think we definitely have to make an exception for HALLOWEEN H20: HALLOWEEN 20 YEARS LATER. With a now grown up but very beautiful Jaimie Lee Curtis and an apparently definitive ending (Michael is literally decapitated by his sister), and with significant advances in artistry, I believe that a good HALLOWEEN article has to conclude with HALLOWEEN H20. Sincerely Bruce Boone (posted here)

First television airing[edit]

It can't be correct that the first televising of Halloween was in October 1981, because I saw it on TV while attending a school which I attended from Oct 1978 to May 1981. I believe I saw it in the fall of 1980. Palmleaf (talk) 07:17, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

You could be right. If you can find a reliable source for that, we could fix it. Rivertorch (talk) 17:55, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Original research[edit]

I removed some original research from the article. It can come back, but it needs citations to do so. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 02:58, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Missing Cast Section[edit]

This article is missing the section on the cast and characters, this should be added to the article.--Paleface Jack (talk) 22:03, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ there's another synonym in English for "Italian"?