Halloween

Trivia: Michael Myers' mask is a Captain Kirk mask painted white with ruffled hair.

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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.

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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.

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Trivia: When Lindsay is watching TV alone, the movie she is watching is The Thing From Another World (1951). A few years later, John Carpenter, who directed Halloween, would film a remake entitled The Thing (1982).

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Trivia: John Carpenter and Nick Castle were school chums, and upon shooting Halloween, when Castle visited Carpenter, the director knew that Castle had the right proportions for Michael Myers, so he cast him in the part straight away.

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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.

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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."

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