Trivia: Halloween

Films with their own trivia pages:

  • Author Existence Failure:
    • The death of series producer Moustapha Akkad effectively erased the chances of a ninth film in the original series.
    • Dr. Loomis died before H20 since Donald Pleasence passed away.
  • Creator Backlash: Rob Zombie's reaction to the studio's intent to resurrect Michael for a third film, despite his insistence (and refusal to direct) that the 2 was the end of the franchise.
  • Dawson Casting: The series seems to love this:
    • 17/18 year old Laurie Strode played by 20-year old Jamie Lee Curtis. Which isn't too bad, except that in Halloween 2, Laurie was the same age, but Jamie Lee Curtis was now 23.
    • Teenagers Annie and Lynda were played by actors in their late 20's/early 30's in both the original and the remake.
    • Ellie Cornell and various other actors in their early/mid-20's were cast as the teenage Rachel and friends in Halloween 4 and 5.
    • Quite more funnier is when they get one of the Trope Namers, Michelle Williams of Dawson's Creek fame and one of the few actors to avert this trope, to play one of the main teens in Halloween H20.
  • Doing It for the Art: As hard as it is to believe, Zombie's vision of the series.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Borders on You Look Familiar in that it occurs between the original and remake continuity. Danielle Harris, who played Jamie Lloyd in the Thorn films, takes the role of Annie in the remake and its sequel.
    • The 2007 film has Alex the Droog as Dr. Loomis, Billy Bibbitt as Sheriff Brackett, and Peter Washington as Big Joe Grizzly.
  • Name's the Same:
    • Michael Myers. And we don't mean comedian Mike Myers!
    • Sam Loomis, the Badass psychologist, has the same name as Marion Crane's lover in Psycho. Considering all the parallels the two movies have, it was probably a deliberate Shout-Out.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The plan for Season of the Witch was to turn Halloween into a Genre Anthology film series, as Carpenter and Debra Hill felt that the story laid out in the first two films was finished.
    • There was also plans for, get this, an Anime based on the series. Outside of a short announcement however, nothing came of it.
    • There was also talk of a planed crossover with the Hellraiser franchise. Word has it that either Moustapha Akkad killed the idea, or it was never brought into production at all and was just a rumor.
    • Had the Thorn storyline continued, then Tommy Doyle would return to replace Loomis as Michael's main enemy.