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The reason the horny teens all die is simply that they’re so preoccupied with getting laid they don’t notice there’s a killer at large.Laurie Strode, on the other hand, spends a lot of time on her own and is therefore more alert.Veteran English actor Donald Pleasence eventually took the part.Pleasence would later confess to John Carpenter that the main reason he took the part was because his daughter Angela loved Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13.The television rights to were sold to NBC for million in 1980 and the film appeared on television for the first time in October 1981.To fill the two-hour time slot, extra scenes had to be added and Carpenter filmed these during the production of Halloween II against his better judgment.
Curtis was so disappointed with her performance that she became convinced she would be fired after only the first day of filming.
Carpenter paid homage to Alfred Hitchcock with two characters’ names: Tommy Doyle is named after Lt. Carpenter received ,000 for directing, writing, and composing the music, retaining rights to 10 percent of the film’s profits.
Carpenter would spend half of his budget on the Panavison cameras so the film would have a :1 scope and as a result struggled to stretch the remaining funds.
When it came to casting, Carpenter first approached Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee to play the Sam Loomis role but both turned him down.
Lee later said it was the biggest mistake he had ever made in his career.