A teen babysitter named Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) gets stalked by an escaped mental patient. After making a delivery to the house he once lived at. Once he sees her with her friends he goes after them as well.
It’s that simple. This original classic isn’t an over-stuffed and disturbing film filled with random kills, like the remake. Which helps it be more effective.
Jamie Lee Curtis gets a lot of credit as a Scream Queen after this film. While she’s solid. I think Donald Pleasance steals the show. As Michael’s shrink who’s obsessed with stopping him. He’s over-used in every sequel but here he’s quite intriguing.