The classic be-speckled "ghost" of Bob is one of the darker, albeit comedic moments in Halloween.
Apparently it is PJ Soles' favorite moment, which was scripted by Debra Hill.
Speaking about the scene the actress is quoted as explaining the following... I needed something to do while I'm waiting, so I start filing my nails. John told me, 'What I want out of the scene is that this guy is not gonna take the sheet off his head. We're not gonna know it's not your boyfriend, so you have to keep enticing him to take the sheet off.' I tried everything I could, right down to my 'See anything you like?'" [while bearing her breasts].... The actress recalls the development of that scene: "When I pulled the bed sheet down, John said, 'We need some kind of a little nudity thing.' He wasn't quite sure what, and he didn't want me to do anything if it felt uncomfortable. It just popped into my head to lower the bed sheet and say, 'See anything you like?'
The original film's opening shooting location, the Myers home, was 707 Meridian Avenue in South Pasadena, California. While the street looks relatively familiar, you won't find the house anywhere on the block.
You can, however get your back checked out, as the house now serves as a chiropractor's office (The Alegria Chiropractic Center).
You'll find it was moved to the east side of Meridian and north of Mission street (right next to the train tracks), seen here...
It also looks as if they moved the tree, but then those are common in this area...
Great article the other day in The Village Voice about the resurgence of horror soundtracks on vinyl. You can read that by clicking below. They mention John Carpenter a couple times but not in terms of HALLOWEEN's incredible MONDO release a few years back. Read about that in particular here.
I wish I had you all alone... Just the two of us... I would hold you close to me... So close to me...
That little number that Jamie Lee Curtis sings was completely made up, and completely perfect.
Speaking at BEYOND FEST in 2004, Curtis explains...
And then I remember, we kind of did this work, and then at the end you said, “now walk away and finish out the scene singing.” And I remember saying to you like, “um, what’s the tune of the little song?” And you said, “I don’t know, make it up.” Now, you have to understand, I don’t sing. At all. I just don’t sing! And I remember it like, “what do I sing?” So I sang, “I wish I had you all alone…” Horrible! But, I just remember being sort of overwhelmed after that first day and then wrapping and then going home.
Another great chance to catch HALLOWEEN on the big screen is coming this Thursday, October 27th to Cinema Village.
If you're in New York City, be sure to check out FEARnyc, a Horror Film Festival featuring over 65 selections, including classics! HALLOWEEN screens this Thursday at 7pm, but don't miss the 5pm showing of MICHAEL MYERS: ABSOLUTE EVIL!
A retelling of John Carpenter’s Halloween in the style of a documentary that portrays the events of the film and its six sequels as events that actually happened. Featuring interviews with survivors like Lindsey Wallace, Haddonfield residents, authors, criminologists, and journalists, Michael Myers: Absolute Evil offers a chilling, real-world perspective on the legendary horror franchise.