Premiering in 1978, Halloween was a low-budget film that changed the world. Written and directed by novice filmmaker John Carpenter, featuring virtually no famous actors and shot in the span of 20 days, the film somehow managed to revolutionize a genre and spawn a series of sequels, even to this day. The Halloween movies have inspired a cult following, so what magic transpired behind the scenes to make these films?
This list includes some of the most interesting behind-the-scenes stories from the Halloween series as well as interesting tidbits of Halloween movie trivia which demonstrate how the formative series developed and evolved over the years. This is what went into the making of the bogeyman, a force that is "purely and simply evil."
The Actors Wore Their Own Clothes In 'Halloween'
John Carpenter Had Two Audacious Demands
In Halloween, Fall Was Created With A Few Bags Of Painted Leaves
Michael Myers Was Played By Five Different People In The Original Film
John Carpenter Wrote The Legendary Score Himself
Co-Writer And Producer Debra Hill Beefed Up The Women Characters