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.
While filming the opening sequence, they realized the running time for the film would be too short. Debra Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Loomis who plays Annie, and a cameraman went out in a car and shot a sequence of dialogue to pad the running time. The scene with the girls talking about Annie's dad was improvised and directed by Hill.
Death has come to your little town, Sheriff.
When Myers is tailing Tommy in a car, Myers' POV is clearly from the rear right-hand seat of the car, not the front left (as it should be if he were driving).
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:
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