The low-budget horror film Halloween was released in 1978 and soon became a horror classic. Not only did the slasher become one of the most profitable independent films, it also spawned seven sequels, a remake and a sequel to the remake. The film introduced us to the crazed Michael Myers, who murders his sister while dressed as a clown on Halloween and, after spending 15 years in a psychiatric hospital, returns to kill again on Halloween, setting his sights on Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis’ first movie role) and her friends. Here are 12 facts about the classic horror film – did you know any of them?
1. The film’s original title was The Babysitter Murders, though its producer Irwin Yablans thought it would be better if the film were based on a specific holiday and of course they chose Halloween