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.
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.
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 ...
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!).
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: