Halloween (1978)

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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.

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Trivia

Kyle Richards, who plays Lindsey Wallace, is the sister of Kim Richards, who appeared in John Carpenter's previous film, Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). Both of these women would go on to star in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2010).


Quotes

Tommy: It's the boogeyman! The boogeyman's outside!
Laurie: Oh, Tommy, stop it! You're scaring Lindsey. There's nobody out there. Now, if you don't stop this I'm going to have to turn the TV off and send you to bed.
Tommy: Nobody believes me!
Lindsey: I believe you, Tommy.


Goofs

When Annie is in the laundry and the door blows shut, the top deadlock on the door is vertical (unlocked) but as she tries the door, the actress locks the door, presumably to simulate it being locked. She covers the view of the door for a moment as she tries the door and then a moment later the deadlock can be seen to be in a horizontal position (locked).


Crazy Credits

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.


Alternate Versions

The television network-version (aka. Extended-Version) has a different climax: when 'Dr. Loomis' shoots 'Michael Myers' in the end, you can only hear the gun- shots from outside the house, while in the theatrical-version you can see how he shoots him. This alternate-scene was also used in the beginning of "Halloween II(1981)" during the flashback sequence, instead of using the original footage from the ending of the Theatrical-Version.


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Halloween Theme Main Title
Written by
John Carpenter
Performed by The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra

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