|Ready with the instinct to survive this night|
|Peering from the dark stairwell|
|Michael disguised as a ghost|
"Halloween" Facts !
The original mask to be used was a Emmet Kelly Clown mask, but instead used was a Star Trek Captain Kirk mask ( played by the Price line negotiator himself, William Shatner ). The crew simply shaved off the sideburns, widened the eye holes and spray painted it white. In certain shots you can see the flesh tones of the original mask underneath the white paint.
Michael Myers was referred to as "The Shape" in the final credits.
Several people played Michael Myers, including John Carpenter, Debra Hill, and actor Tony Moran among many others.
According to screenwriter/producer Debra Hill, the character of Laurie Strode was named after Carpenter's first girlfriend.
As the film was made in spring, the crew had huge difficulty in procuring pumpkins
Michael Myers' full name is never mentioned in the final film. In fact, the only time anybody refers to him by name is in the opening scene.
Dr. Sam Loomis is Michael Myers' psychiatrist. Sam Loomis is also the name of Janet Leigh's ( Jamie Lee Curtis's mother ) secret lover in Psycho.
For its first airing on television, extra scenes had to be added to make it fit the desired time slot. Carpenter filmed these during the production of Halloween II against his better judgment.
John Carpenter composed the films creepy and recognizable score in 4 days.
|Showdown of good versus evil|
|German poster art|
Added bonus ! You can actually catch this film this Halloween season on the big screen starting this Thursday till Halloween in select theaters !