Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
Halloween Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 17+

First Michael Myers slasher fest has violence, sex.

R 1978 93 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 72 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 264 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Good film, not gory

A few points from me a. Laurie Strode is an amazing role model as she always tries to protect the kids shes babysitting. b. The film mainly uses music and stalking to create suspense c. The film has One sex scene with no nudity and then a scene where a girl shows her breasts. d. The film isn't gory, the deaths usually use strangulation and as so there is little to no blood

This title has:

Great role models
4 people found this helpful.
age 14+

Classic movie only great for teens and older kids

This is a great classic horror film that reinvented the slasher genre, although it is pretty inappropriate. For example, teens have sex under sheets, with moaning too. Afterwards, the girls breasts are shown including the nipples. Teens make out. The for isn’t as bad as you’d think. There’s little to no blood except for two scenes. The choking scenes are pretty disturbing. Overall, older kids or teens who already are mature enough and know what sex is and can handle it would enjoy this movie. The violence could deter this though.

This title has:

Too much sex
2 people found this helpful.

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate