THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951)
Lindsey and Tommy watch it while Michael stalks his prey in the film.
FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)
TOUCH OF EVIL (1958)
The long tracking shot at the beginning of the film was inspired by the tracking shot in 'Touch of Evil'. It was only possible to achieve on the film's budget due to the recent invention of the steadicam tracking system.
RIO BRAVO (1959)
Sheriff Leigh Brackett is named for the writer of this film which was very influential to John Carpenter.
Sam Loomis is the name of Norman Bates' first victim, Marion Crane's boyfriend. In addition, Jamie Lee Curtis is the daughter of Janet Leigh, who starred in this film.
THE COLLECTOR (1965)
TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE (1971)
THE EXORCIST (1973)
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)
H.R. Giger mentions 'Halloween' in the special features.
THE FOG (1980)
FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980)
THE SHINING (1980)
The hole in the door scene is said to have been inspired by 'Halloween'.
PROM NIGHT (1980)
HE KNOWS YOU'RE ALONE (1980)
TERROR TRAIN (1980)
THE BOOGEYMAN (1980)
The knife in hand sequence was shot similar to 'Halloween'.
NEW YEAR'S EVIL (1980)
FADE TO BLACK (1980)
A clip from 'Halloween' is shown, as well as the movie poster.
NIGHT SCHOOL (1981)
MY BLOODY VALENTINE (1981)
GRADUATION DAY (1981)
THE BURNING (1981)
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
An escaped homicidal maniac targets a young babysitter and her friends, while his doctor/priest and a local sheriff are hot on his pursuit.
The beginning (the first person view of a boy wearing a mask who is pulling a prank on his sister) is a parody of the opening sequence of 'Halloween'.
STUDENT BODIES (1981)
In the sequence of fake opening shots, Halloween is one of the dates given, as well as Jamie Lee Curtis' Birthday/the music in the opening scene is very similar to John Carpenter's classic 'Halloween' theme.
SATURDAY THE 14TH (1981)
The main spoof in 'Wacko' is based on 'Halloween'.
HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982)
A clip from 'Halloween' is shown on a TV during a bar scene and the climactic scenes, encouraging kids to watch the classic and stick around for the big giveaway after.
ALONE IN THE DARK (1982)
THE TAMING OF REBECCA (1982)
THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (1982)
SUFFER, LITTLE CHILDREN (1983)
The film is acknowledged in the end credits.
BLOOD SIMPLE (1984)
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (1984)
THE INITIATION (1984)
'Halloween' is referenced in this film.
EVIL LAUGH (1986)
'Halloween' is mentioned by Barney while trying to convince Sammy they're all going to be killed.
JIANG SHI FAN SHENG (1986)
NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986)
The character James Carpenter (JC) Hooper is named after directors John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper.
PSYCHOS IN LOVE (1987)
Joe and Kate rent this film in a video store.
PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987)
Donald Pleasence's character's name is 'Loomis' in both films.
ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING (1987)
KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE (1988)
When a klown is hit by a car, the camera rack focuses and he sits up Michael Myers-style from 'Halloween'.
A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)
CHILD'S PLAY (1988)
I'M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA (1988)
TRANSYLVANIA TWIST (1989)
Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger and Leatherface each make cameo appearances in the opening scene.
WHY ME? (1990)
The two guards at the bank are watching 'Halloween' on one of the monitors.
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991)
The T-1000 shares Michael Myers' mannerism of tilting his head curiously just after stabbing someone to death. Also, both antagonists kill a pet dog to prevent it from alerting their victims.
BLOOD SYMBOL (1992)
The score deliberately mimics that of 'Halloween' and the camera work does as well as Tracy walks to and from home.
HOCUS POCUS (1993)
A Michael Myers mask and clown costume is worn by a child trick-or-treating.
JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (1993)
MUTE WITNESS (1994)
A Michael Myers-style mask is used.
PULP FICTION (1994)
In the script, Vincent Vega holds the needle of adrenaline from the overdose scene like Michael Myers from 'Halloween'.
IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (1994)
EVIL ED (1995)
FATAL FRAMES (1996)
The film is referenced by Randy and a clip is shown at their party.
SCREAM 2 (1997)