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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13 July 2002 | DunnDeeDaGreat
Hands down classic horror film
Halloween is a hands down classic horror film. John Carpenter made a film that was often imaited but never duplicated. The camera angles are one of the many things that make the film scary. Carpetner allows the viewer to see through the eyes of the killer with the subjective camera and then there's the classic music score. Jamie Lee Curtis had a star making role in this movie and if you've never seen the film you should.

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Trivia

John Carpenter's direction for Nick Castle in his role as Myers was minimal. For example, when Castle asked what Myers' motivation was for a particular scene, Carpenter replied that his motivation was to walk from one set marker to another. Carpenter also instructed Castle to tilt his head a couple of times as if he was observing the corpse, particularly in the scene when Myers impaled one of his victims against a wall.


Quotes

Dr. Wynn: I'm not responsible, Sam.
Loomis: Oh, no.
Dr. Wynn: I told them how dangerous he was.
Loomis: You couldn't have, two roadblocks and an all points bulletin wouldn't stop a five year old.
Dr. Wynn: Well, he's your patient, if you knew that the precautions weren't strong enough, you ...
Loomis: I...


Goofs

When Lynda is calling Laurie at the Doyles, before she is attacked, she doesn't look at the phone to see the numbers she's dialing (and it's a rotary phone!).


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

Additional scenes were shot by director John Carpenter for the 1981 Television Network premiere. These include:

  • a meeting between Dr. Loomis and two doctors from the mental (psychiatric) institution where Michael Myers is being kept
  • a scene where a nurse leads Dr. Loomis to Michael's room, telling him who was supposed to have been watching the patients. Once they arrive in Michael's room, she tells him he must have broken the window glass with his bare hands. They then glance over on the wall, and see that he has written in blood the word "sister".
  • a shot of Michael Myers sitting completely motionless in his cell
  • a scene where Lynda visits Laurie Strodes at home and borrows a blouse just as Annie calls trying to borrow the same blouse.


Soundtracks

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

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Horror | Thriller

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