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

John Carpenter told broadcaster Fox 5 DC during promotion for Halloween (2018) that the opening shot of the original film had only five takes. The eye holes of the mask were added in post-production by MGM's optical department.


Quotes

Brackett: It's Halloween; everyone's entitled to one good scare.


Goofs

(at around 10 mins) When Michael breaks the car window behind the nurse's head you can see a wrench tied to his hand.


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

Michael Kills Judith
Written by
John Carpenter
Performed by The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra

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Horror | Thriller

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