History Trivia / Halloween1978

24th May '16 1:39:04 AM PurpleWarrior13
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* RomanceOnTheSet: Nancy Loomis dated and eventually married Tommy Lee Wallace.

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Nancy Loomis dated and eventually married Tommy Lee Wallace. They ended up divorced.
17th Jan '16 6:51:26 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActorInspiredElement: The script called for Dr Loomis to look shocked when Michael Myers's body disappears from the lawn. Donald Pleasance argued that he should have an "I knew this would happen" look. They shot it both ways and the latter was the one used.



* NoBudget: Only $320,000 was spent for this film, which is pretty amazing considering that it made ''$35,000,000''.

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* NoBudget: Only $320,000 CaliforniaDoubling: The movie was spent for filmed in California, as opposed to Illinois. In several documentaries, Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter point out the various palm trees that can be spotted in the background.
* CreatorBacklash: Both John Carpenter and Debra Hill expressed displeasure at the DeathBySex trope's rise in horror after
this film, which is pretty amazing considering movie. They said the reason the horny teenagers got killed was because they were too busy trying to do it that it made ''$35,000,000''.they failed to notice a killer approaching. Laurie only survives because she's on her own for most of the film.
* CreatorCameo: Both Tommy Lee Wallace and Debra Hill appear in Michael Myers's costume. Additionally John Carpenter provides the voice of Annie's boyfriend Paul on the phone.


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* MissingTrailerScene: An alternate version of Lynda on the phone to Laurie was shot for the trailer, because PJ Soles's blouse was open in the final film. So in the trailers and publicity stills, she is wearing a bathrobe instead.
* NoBudget: Only $320,000 was spent for this film, which is pretty amazing considering that it made ''$35,000,000''.
* {{Novelization}}: A very rare one now, that revealed a few plot points about Michael. It answers the PlotHole about how Myers knows how to drive - by watching Loomis carefully operate the car during their many sessions apparently.


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* RomanceOnTheSet: Nancy Loomis dated and eventually married Tommy Lee Wallace.


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** The original script had the story take place over several days. Due to budget reasons (reducing the number of costume and location changes), it was reduced to one day and Halloween was the most appropriate night for it to happen.
** There were two masks to choose from - the more familiar Captain Kirk mask, and a MonsterClown one (as a nod to Michael killing his sister while dressed as a clown). While they found the clown one scary too, the Captain Kirk one was ruled better because it was emotionless.
** There was originally no music in the film at all. When one female critic complained the film wasn't scary, John Carpenter composed a score in three days.
15th Sep '15 12:22:29 AM erforce
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* StarMakingRole: Creator/JamieLeeCurtis.

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* StarMakingRole: For Creator/JamieLeeCurtis.


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* WorkingTitle: The initial storydraft was called ''The Babysitter Murders''.
17th Jan '15 10:08:12 AM erforce
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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/DonaldPleasance had been primarily playing villains (most famously [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Ernst Stavro Blofeld]]) up until this point.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/DonaldPleasance Creator/DonaldPleasence had been primarily playing villains (most famously [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Ernst Stavro Blofeld]]) up until this point.
21st Nov '14 10:19:10 PM DrOO7
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13th Nov '14 9:13:37 PM BondGirl
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* "AFI's 100 Years. . .100 Thrills" - #68

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* "AFI's 100 Years. . .100 Thrills" - AFIS100YearsSeries:
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27th Oct '14 8:27:50 PM DrOO7
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* "AFI's 100 Years. . .100 Thrills" - #68
6th Oct '14 4:13:55 AM MeYouFools
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** Bill Paxton was offered the role of Bob (Lynda's boyfriend) since he was dating P.J. Soles at the time, but had to turn it down due to work on another movie.

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** Bill Paxton Dennis Quaid was offered the role of Bob (Lynda's boyfriend) since he was dating P.J. Soles at the time, but had to turn it down due to work on another movie.
6th Oct '14 4:12:45 AM MeYouFools
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* NoBudget: Only $200,000 was spent for this film, which is pretty amazing considering that it made ''$35,000,000''.

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* NoBudget: Only $200,000 $320,000 was spent for this film, which is pretty amazing considering that it made ''$35,000,000''.
17th Sep '14 7:14:13 PM Dancedom
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* StarMakingRole: Creator/JamieLeeCurtis.
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