R | | Horror, Thriller
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
Before Captain Kirk was chosen for the mask, other masks considered include Richard Nixon, Spock and Emmett Kelly.
I don't like that story anymore.
Laurie: I thought King Arthur was your favorite.
Tommy: Not anymore.
Laurie: Why do you keep them under there?
Tommy: Mom doesn't like me having them.
Laurie: Laser Man, Neutron Man. I can understand why. Tarantula Man...
Tommy: Laurie, what's the Boogeyman?
(at around 41 mins) When Annie is on the phone with Laurie, the dog Lester comes into the kitchen. We hear him growl, yet by his face he is clearly merely panting. He then begins to bark sharply, yet his tail is wagging and he is clearly looking at the trainer coaching him.
The music for the film -- written and performed by John Carpenter -- is instead credited to "The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra." Carpenter grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Additional scenes were shot by director John Carpenter for the 1981 Television Network premiere. These include: