Horrified, Laurie cowers in a hallway, when Michael suddenly appears and attacks her, slashing her arm.
Barely escaping, Laurie flees back to the Doyle house.
Fifteen years later, on October 30, 1978, Michael's psychiatrist, Dr.
Samuel Loomis, and his colleague, Marion Chambers, arrive at Warren County's Smith's Grove Sanitarium to escort Michael to court.
The following day, on Halloween, Michael begins stalking high school student Laurie Strode after she drops off a key at his former house, so her father can sell it.
Throughout the day, Laurie notices Michael following her, but her best friends Annie Brackett and Lynda Van der Klok dismiss her concerns.
Loomis shoots Michael six times, knocking him off the balcony; when Loomis goes to check Michael's body, he finds it missing.
Michael stalks high school student Laurie Strode and her friends as they babysit and carries out a horrific massacre. Loomis desperately seeks to find his patient to stop his rampage, before the carnage intensifies.A remake was released in 2007, which itself was followed by a sequel in 2009.An eleventh installment, which serves as a direct sequel to the original film that retcons all previous sequels, was released in 2018.After viewing Carpenter's film Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) at the Milan Film Festival, independent film producer Irwin Yablans and financier Moustapha Akkad sought out Carpenter to direct a film for them about a psychotic killer that stalked babysitters.In an interview with Fangoria magazine, Yablans stated: "I was thinking what would make sense in the horror genre, and what I wanted to do was make a picture that had the same impact as The Exorcist." Yablans and Akkad ceded most of the creative control to writers Carpenter and Hill (whom Carpenter wanted as producer), but Yablans did offer several suggestions.
Sheriff Brackett patrols the streets while Loomis waits at the house, expecting Michael to return.