Halloween
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Trivia: Michael Myers' mask is a Captain Kirk mask turned inside out, then painted white with ruffled hair and a few other tweaks.

Trivia: Up until The Blair Witch Project (1999), Halloween was the highest grossing independent movie ever made. It was made with a tiny budget of $325,000, but made $47,000,000 at the box office.

Trivia: When they were shooting the scenes for the start of the film (all the ones seen from Michael's POV) they couldn't get the 6-year old child actor until the last day so the movie's producer, Debra Hill, volunteered to be Michael for any scenes where his hands come into view. This is why the nails on young Michael's hands look so well manicured and varnished.

Trivia: The budget for Halloween was so small, most of the cast had to wear their own clothes. Jamie Lee Curtis bought Laurie Strode's wardrobe herself at JCPenney for a hundred dollars.

Trivia: John Carpenter provides the voice of Annie's boyfriend, Paul, whom we hear on the phone talking to Annie.

Trivia: John Carpenter and Nick Castle were school chums, and upon shooting Halloween, when Castle visited Carpenter, he was originally only going to hang around the set. Carpenter saw that Castle had the right proportions for Michael Myers, and said "Well since you're going to be here, why don't you do something? Here, put on the mask and you can be the killer."

Trivia: In addition to being an old film-school pal of John Carpenter's, Michael Myers actor Nick Castle is ironically enough also quite well-known for several more family-friendly projects that serve as a stark contrast to "Halloween." He's also a filmmaker who co-wrote several films including Steven Spielberg's "Hook" and the uplifting drama "August Rush", in addition to directing the 80's classic "The Last Starfighter."

Trivia: Donald Pleasance's character is named Sam Loomis. If you've seen Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), this sounds very familiar because John Gavin, who played Janet Leigh's lover in the movie, was also named Sam Loomis.

Trivia: When Lynda almost trips/stumbles on the floor after her phone call with Laurie, she trips over the dolly track. They revealed this fact on the director's commentary. (01:01:50)

Trivia: This is just an observation but almost everyone Michael Myers kills (or tries to kill) sings to themselves when they are alone - maybe that just really annoyed him or something.

Trivia: Laurie's final line is often misquoted as "Was that the boogeyman?" The actual line is "It was the boogeyman."

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Factual error: There's no way that the knife that killed Bob was long enough to go through his body and impale the wall behind him. And a butcher knife cannot "pin" a human body to a wall and just stay put, they aren't strong enough.

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Dr. Wynn: Now, for God's sake, he can't even drive a car.
Loomis: He was doing very well last night! Maybe someone around here gave him lessons.

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Question: I have wondered this for ages. Laurie went over to the Wallace house because she thought they were all playing a prank on her. So when she found the bodies in the bedroom, why did she never assume that this could all just be a practical joke set-up? How did she know straight away that it was the real thing?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Because it was too graphic and elaborate for her to think it might be a prank. Not to mention that there was probably a very distinctive smell to the room.

JC Fernandez

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