Throwback Trailer: John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ (1978)

In keeping with the popular social media trend of “Throwback Thursday” (#TBT), we will from time to time take a moment to focus on the classic trailers, posters, and promotional items from some of our favorite Halloween-themed movies, TV shows, and more, starting today with a flashback viewing of the original theatrical trailer for John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978).

What makes this particular trailer so interesting is how unabashedly spoilery it is, pretty much teasing all of the most memorable and creepy scenes in the film.

Watch the original trailer for John Carpenter’s Halloween in the player below, and then give us your thoughts in the comments!


Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.