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Trivia: Halloween (1978)
  • No Budget: Only $200,000 was spent for this film, which is pretty amazing considering that it made $35,000,000.
  • Dawson Casting: All of the teenagers are played by actors in their late twenties/early thirties. Even the least severe example—17/18 year old Laurie played by then-20 year old Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • Playing Against Type: Donald Pleasance had been primarily playing villains (most famously as Ernst Stavro Blofeld) up until this point.
  • Recut: During the filming of the sequel, John Carpenter shot more scenes for the ABC broadcast of the film to help it pad out the allotted time. While largely just character exposition, one scene (a visit to Michael's asylum room where the word "sister" is carved in the door) serves to help validate the twist of the second movie.
  • What Could Have Been:

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