|Place of birth:||Aleppo, Syria|
|Birth:||July 1, 1930|
|Death:||November 11, 2005 (Aged 75)|
Moustapha Akkad (Arabic: مصطفى العقاد; July 1, 1930 – November 11, 2005) was a Syrian American film producer and director, best known for producing the series of Halloween films.
In 1978, he helped make horror film history when he produced Halloween. Akkad became best known for his key involvement in the first eight Halloween movies, as an executive producer (the only producer to participate in all of these films). The series was highly profitable, and he became known as the grandfather of the Halloween movies.
Akkad asked Donald Pleasence how many movies he would do and the latter replied 22, so Akkad claims that this was the number he was planning on stopping on. His final Halloween entry was Halloween: Resurrection, the eighth in the series. He was killed by a terrorist bomber in 2005 before he could make another film.