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 to kill again.
For its first airing on television, extra scenes had to be added to make it fit the desired time slot. John Carpenter filmed these during the production of Halloween II (1981) against his better judgment.
So Annie, are we still on for tonight?
Annie: I wouldn't want to get you in deep trouble, Lynda!
Lynda: Oh, come on, Annie! Bob and I have been planning it for weeks.
Annie: All right, the Wallaces leave at seven.
Laurie: I'm babysitting the Doyles, it's two houses down. We can...
(at around 50 mins) After Lindsay agrees to Annie's suggestion of watching the horror movie with Tommy at his house, they immediately leave with a throw and a bowl of popcorn. The TV was left on and the cushions and a newspaper on the couch were disturbed. When Annie returns for her car keys the cushions and newspaper are propped up neatly, as well as the TV being completely turned off.
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.
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