Janet Leigh

Leigh subsequently appeared opposite her daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, in John Carpenter's supernatural horror film The Fog (1980), in which a phantom schooner unleashes ghosts on a small coastal community. Leigh would appear opposite her daughter once again in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), playing the secretary of Laurie Strode. Her final film credit was in the teen film Bad Girls from Valley High (2005), opposite Christopher Lloyd. In addition to her work as an actress, Leigh also authored four books. Her first, the memoir There Really Was a Hollywood (1984), became a New York Times bestseller.

Alien (film)

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While studying cinema at the University of Southern California, Dan O'Bannon had made a science-fiction comedy film, Dark Star, with director John Carpenter and concept artist Ron Cobb. The film featured an alien created by spray-painting a beach ball; the experience left O'Bannon "really wanting to do an alien that looked real." A "couple of years" later he began work on a similar story that would focus more on horror. "I knew I wanted to do a scary movie on a spaceship with a small number of astronauts", he later recalled, "Dark Star as a horror movie instead of a comedy." Ronald Shusett, meanwhile, was working on an early version of what would eventually become Total Recall.

Terror Train

Producer Daniel Grodnik had the idea for the film's central narrative, which he had wanted to be "like Halloween on a train." Grodnik had been a friend of Halloween director John Carpenter and producer Debra Hill, both of whom gave him their blessing when he told them of his idea. Grodnik pitched the film to American producer Sandy Howard, who was impressed by the concept. The film was the first motion picture directed by Roger Spottiswoode (a former editor for Sam Peckinpah), who would go on to make such films as Turner & Hooch (1989), Air America (1990), and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).

Mario Bava

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Among the filmmakers Bava and his work have influenced include Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Federico Fellini, John Carpenter, Nicolas Winding Refn, Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton, Joe Dante, John Landis, Francis Ford Coppola, Roger Corman, Edgar Wright, Jennifer Kent and Quentin Tarantino. His son and frequent assistant director, Lamberto Bava, later became a noted fantasy and horror film director in his own right. Mario Bava was born in San Remo, Liguria on 31 July 1914. He was the son of Eugenio Bava (1886-1966), a sculptor who also worked as a special effects photographer and cameraman in the Italian silent movie industry. Mario Bava's first ambition was to become a painter.

George A. Romero

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In 2010, Romero was contacted by Claudio Argento to direct a 3D remake of his younger brother Dario Argento's film, Deep Red (1975). Claudio was expected to write the screenplay and told Romero that his brother would also be involved. Romero, who showed interest in the project, decided to contact his longtime friend Dario only to find out that Dario was unaware of a remake and Romero ended up declining Claudio's offer. Romero stated that he had plans for two more "Dead" movies which would be connected to Diary of the Dead and they would be made depending on how successful Survival of the Dead was.

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (Also known as Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween VI: The Curse of Michael Myers or Halloween 666: The Origin of Michael Myers) is a 1995 American slasher film directed by Joe Chappelle and written by Daniel Farrands. The film stars Donald Pleasence in his final film appearance. The film also features the first starring role by Paul Rudd and Marianne Hagan. The sixth installment in the Halloween film series, it follows Dr. Sam Loomis coming out of retirement to face Michael Myers once more. At his aid is Tommy Doyle, a returning character from the original Halloween film.

Dean Cundey

Cundey already had several low-budget films when he met Debra Hill, who in 1978 recruited him to work on Halloween, a film she co-wrote with director John Carpenter. Having Cundey work on a film brought considerable advantages. In addition to his considerable skill as a cinematographer and director of photography, he also had the advantage of owning most of his own equipment packed in a large van, referred to by Debra Hill as the "movie van". Cundey's work on Halloween is cited by many fans as being among his best as director of photography.

P. J. Soles

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She is most known for her performance as Lynda van der Klok in the classic horror film Halloween (1978) directed by John Carpenter, the final victim of the character Michael Myers. Carpenter wanted her for his film Halloween after seeing Carrie. He wrote the role of Lynda specifically for her because of the way she said the word "totally". The following year, Soles was cast as Riff Randell in the musical comedy film Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) with The Ramones. She has a singing credit for a second version of the title song on the movie's soundtrack. She reprised the role of Riff Randell in the artwork for the Local H album Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?.

Peter Cushing

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Director John Carpenter approached him to appear in the horror film Halloween (1978) as Samuel Loomis, the psychiatrist of murderer Michael Myers, but Cushing turned down the role. It was also turned down by Christopher Lee, and eventually went to Donald Pleasence, another of Cushing's former co-stars. Cushing made a cameo appearance as himself in a 1980 Christmas special hosted by the comedians Morecambe and Wise. In the skit, Cushing complained that he had not been paid for the skit he appeared in during Morecambe and Wise's show in 1969.

Halloween II (2009 film)

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For the characters of Halloween II, it is about change. Zombie wanted to look at how the events of the first film affected the characters. Zombie also wanted to provide a glimpse into each character's psyche. Filming primarily took place in Georgia, which provided Zombie with a tax incentive as well as the visual look the director was going for with the film. When it came time to provide a musical score, Zombie had trouble finding a place to include John Carpenter's original Halloween theme music. Although Carpenter's theme was used throughout Zombie's remake, the theme was only included in the final shot of this film.

List of film director and cinematographer collaborations

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The following is a partial list of notable film director and cinematographer collaborations. The list consists of films, organized by film director and for each director, organized by the cinematographer(s) with whom he or she worked repeatedly, surely more than twice. J. J. Abrams Robert Aldrich Tomas Alfredson Woody Allen Pedro Almodóvar Robert Altman Fede Álvarez Alejandro Amenábar Brad Anderson Paul Thomas Anderson Paul W.S. Anderson Wes Anderson Theo Angelopoulos Jean-Jacques Annaud David Anspaugh Nimród Antal Michelangelo Antonioni Michael Apted Dario Argento Gillian Armstrong Andrea Arnold Darren Aronofsky Hal Ashby Olivier Assayas Ari Aster Richard Attenborough John G.

1981 in American television

The year 1981 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1981.

London FrightFest Film Festival

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Also debuted over the weekend were five brand new short films paying tribute to the films of John Carpenter, each from a different director. Jake West / Escape From New York, Sean Hogan / The Thing, James Moran / Halloween, Marc Price / They Live, Ben Wheatley / Assault on Precinct 13. FrightFest The 13th took place at The Empire, Leicester Square and ran between 23 and 27 August. The opening film was The Seasoning House and the closing film was Tower Block, the festival also hosted the UK premiere of REC 3: Genesis.

New Hollywood

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Jamie Lee Curtis. Beverly D'Angelo. Robert De Niro. Bruce Dern. Danny DeVito. Michael Douglas. Brad Dourif. Richard Dreyfuss. Faye Dunaway. Robert Duvall. Shelley Duvall. Clint Eastwood. Mia Farrow. Louise Fletcher. Jane Fonda. Peter Fonda. Harrison Ford. Jodie Foster. Teri Garr. Richard Gere. Elliott Gould. Lee Grant. Pam Grier. Charles Grodin. Gene Hackman. Goldie Hawn. Dustin Hoffman. Dennis Hopper. Glenda Jackson. Madeline Kahn. Carol Kane. Diane Keaton. Harvey Keitel. Sally Kellerman. Margot Kidder. Kris Kristofferson. Diane Ladd. Jessica Lange. Cloris Leachman. Paul Newman. Jack Nicholson. Ryan O'Neal. Tatum O'Neal. Warren Oates. Al Pacino. Estelle Parsons. Sidney Poitier.

Donald Pleasence

Sam Loomis role in Halloween II (1981), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995). Pleasence admired Sir Laurence Olivier, with whom he worked on-stage in the 1950s, and later on the film version of Dracula (1979). Two years earlier, Pleasence did an amusingly broad impersonation of Olivier in the guise of a horror-film actor called "Valentine De'ath" in the film The Uncanny (1977). According to the film critic Kim Newman on a DVD commentary for Halloween II, the reason for Pleasence's lengthy filmography was that he never turned down any role that was offered.

Samuel Loomis

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Samuel "Sam" Loomis is a fictional character in the Halloween franchise. One of the two main protagonists of the overall series (the other being Laurie Strode), he appears in seven of the eleven Halloween films, first appearing in John Carpenter's original 1978 film. Donald Pleasence plays the character in five films and Malcolm McDowell portrays him in the 2007 reimagining, Halloween and its sequel Halloween II. Throughout the Halloween franchise, he is depicted as the archenemy to the series' central character and primary antagonist, Michael Myers. Dr. Loomis' name was derived from Sam Loomis, played by John Gavin in the 1960 film Psycho. Dr.

Tony Moran (actor)

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He is known for playing the unmasked Michael Myers in the 1978 horror classic Halloween. Since then he has gone on to make guest appearances in television series The Waltons and CHiPs. He is the older brother of actress Erin Moran of Happy Days fame, and actor John Moran. Tony Moran was a struggling actor before he got the role of Michael Myers in Halloween. At the time he had a job on Hollywood and Vine dressed up as Frankenstein. Moran had the same agent as his sister, Erin, who played Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days. When Moran went to audition for the role of Michael Myers in 1978, he met for an interview with director John Carpenter and producer Irwin Yablans.

Charles Cyphers

Cyphers worked with Carpenter two years later, playing Dan O'Bannon in The Fog, a 1980 horror film which also starred Tom Atkins, Cyphers's fellow Halloween cast member Jamie Lee Curtis, his Assault on Precinct 13 co-star Darwin Joston, and Nancy Kyes, who worked with Cyphers in both Assault on Precinct 13 and Halloween. He then played the Secretary of State in Carpenter's popular 1981 film Escape from New York, in which he appeared with Atkins and Halloween actress Nancy Stephens. He reprised the role of Sheriff Brackett in Halloween II.


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In the Halloween film series, serial killer Michael Myers relentlessly pursues and slays both his older sister, Judith Myers in the first movie and its remake, and his younger sister, Laurie Strode in the eighth movie. In the 1962 movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (as well as the 1991 TV movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), sisters Blanche and Jane mistreat and attempt to kill each other out of jealousy and hatred. In the 1993 film Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, while possessing Creighton Duke's body he warns Diana that mass murderer Jason Voorhees will come to get her and her daughter Jessica.

Masters of Horror

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Masters of Horror is an American anthology television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network. In 2002, director Mick Garris invited some director friends to an informal dinner at a restaurant in Sherman Oaks, California. The original ten "masters" attending were John Carpenter, Larry Cohen, Don Coscarelli, Joe Dante, Guillermo Del Toro, Stuart Gordon, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, Bill Malone, and Garris himself. The dinner was an extremely satisfying experience for the directors: a welcome night of camaraderie, humor and mutual admiration of one another's work.

Tommy Lee Wallace

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Thomas "Tommy" Lee Wallace (born October 8, 1949) is an American film producer, director, editor, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work in the horror genre, directing films such as Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Fright Night Part 2 and the 1990 mini-series, It. He is a long-time friend and collaborator of director, John Carpenter, receiving his first credit as art director on Carpenter's directorial debut, Dark Star. Along with Charles Bornstein, he edited both the original Halloween and The Fog. Born Thomas Lee Wallace in Somerset, Kentucky to Robert G. and Kathleen Wallace, he has one older sister, Linda.

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Nancy Kyes

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In 1980, Kyes played the role of Sandy Fadel in Carpenter's hit horror film, The Fog, in which she appeared with her Halloween co-star Jamie Lee Curtis, her Assault on Precinct 13 co-star Darwin Joston, and Charles Cyphers, who appeared with Kyes in both Halloween and Assault on Precinct 13. In 1981, Kyes filmed a new scene to be inserted into the television version of Halloween, and filmed a brief cameo appearance as the now-deceased Annie for Halloween II. Kyes had a small role in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) as the ex-wife of the lead character, played by Tom Atkins.


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Suspiria is a 1977 Italian supernatural horror film directed by Dario Argento, who co-wrote the screenplay with Daria Nicolodi partially based on Thomas De Quincey's 1845 essay Suspiria de Profundis. The film stars Jessica Harper as an American ballet student who transfers to a prestigious dance academy in Germany but realizes, after a series of brutal murders, that the academy is a front for a supernatural conspiracy. It also features Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Alida Valli, Udo Kier and Joan Bennett, in her final film role. The film is the first of the trilogy Argento refers to as The Three Mothers, which also comprises Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007).