Halloween is an American horror franchise that consists of ten films, predominately focusing on the fictional character of Michael Myers who was committed to a sanitarium as a child for the murder of his older sister, Judith Myers.
Fifteen years later, he escapes to stalk and kill the people of Haddonfield, Illinois while being chased by his former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. Michael’s killings occur on the holiday of Halloween, on which all of the films primarily take place.
The original Halloween, released in 1978, was written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and directed by Carpenter.
Here are ten of my favorite quotes from the Halloween movies.
1. Do you know why we celebrate Halloween?
Do you know why we celebrate Halloween ?
A long, long time ago, it was a night of great power. When the days grew short, the spirits of the dead, returned to their homes to warm themselves by the fire’s side.
All across the land, huge bonfires were lit. Ohhh, there was a marvelous celebration. People danced, and they played games, and they dressed up in costumes, hoping to ward off the evil spirits. Especially the boogey man. – Mrs Blankenship
2. The blackest eyes…the devil’s eyes.
I met him, fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong.
I met this six-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes… the devil’s eyes.
I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil. – Dr Loomis
3. Caffeine is not a food-group…
Caffeine is not a food-group. – Laurie Strode/Keri Tate
We’re out of Percodan. – John
4. I shot him six times !
I shot him six times!
I shot him in the heart, but… he’s not human! – Dr Sam Loomis
Source: Halloween II(1981)
5. I prayed he would burn in hell, but in my heart I knew hell would not have him.
[lifts up his burned hand]
Look at this, look at that. I prayed that he would burn in Hell, but in my heart I knew that Hell would not have him. – Dr Loomis
6. Was that the Boogeyman?
Was that the Boogeyman? – Laurie Strode
As a matter of fact, it was – Dr Loomis
7. The evil is out there….waiting…and maybe, just maybe..it’s closer than you think.
When Michael Myers was six years old, he stabbed hs sister to death. He was locked up for years in Smith’s Grove Sanitarium, but he escaped.
Soon after, Halloween became another word for mayhem! One by one, he killed his entire family, until his nine-year-old niece, Jamie Lloyd, was the only one left alive.
Six years ago – Halloween night – Michael and Jamie vanished. Most people believed them dead but I believe someone hid them away. Someone who keeps Michael, protects him… tries to control him.
If there’s one thing I know, you can’t control evil. You can lock it up, burn it, and bury it, and pray that it dies, but it never will. It just… rests awhile. You can lock your doors, and say your prayers, but the evil is out there… waiting. And maybe, just maybe… it’s closer than you think! – Tommy Doyle
8. It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.
Everyone’s entitled to one good scare. – Sheriff Brackett
9. Enjoy the horror-thon Doctor….
Enjoy the horror-thon, Doctor…
and don’t forget to watch the big giveaway afterwards. – Conal Cochran
10. Death has come to your little town Sheriff.
I watched him for fifteen years, sitting in a room, staring at a wall; not seeing the wall, looking past the wall; looking at this night, inhumanly patient, waiting for some secret, silent alarm to trigger him off.
Death has come to your little town, Sheriff.
Now, you can either ignore it, or you can help me to stop it. – Dr Loomis