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By 1989 the major franchises had faded from public interest, resulting in box office failures from Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989). The Dream Child 's 5.6 million tickets were a sharp decline, while Jason Takes Manhattan and The Revenge of Michael Myers each sold only about 3 million tickets. Due to the declining ticket sales, rights to the Friday the 13th and Halloween franchises were sold to New Line Cinema and Mirimax Films, respectively.

Halloween (2018 film)

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Castle expressed that it was the filmmakers' intention to maintain the atmosphere of the original and that, like the 1978 film, "it's very neighborhood-centric... There are a lot of things coinciding (in the new film) that feel like clever ways to introduce a kind of déjà vu of the first one, without feeling like it's being copied. It was the first thing out of their mouths really: 'We want to do it like John [Carpenter] did it.'" Nelson accompanied Courtney throughout filming, providing him with acting advice from his own knowledge of the characters of the Halloween films.

Halloween (franchise)

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On June 4, 2006, Dimension Films announced that Rob Zombie, director of House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, would be creating the next installment in the Halloween franchise. Bob Weinstein approached Rob Zombie about making the film, and Zombie, who was a fan of the original Halloween and friend of John Carpenter, jumped at the chance to make a Halloween film for Dimension Films. Before Dimension went public with the news, Zombie felt obligated to inform John Carpenter, out of respect, of the plans to remake his film. Carpenter's request was for Zombie to "make it his own [film]".

Halloween (2007 film)

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Halloween is a 2007 American slasher film written, directed, and produced by Rob Zombie. The film is a remake/reimagining of the 1978 horror film of the same name and the ninth installment in the Halloween franchise. The film stars Tyler Mane as the adult Michael Myers, Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Sam Loomis, Scout Taylor-Compton as Laurie Strode, and Daeg Faerch as the young Michael Myers. Rob Zombie's "reimagining" follows the premise of John Carpenter's original, with Michael Myers stalking Laurie Strode and her friends on Halloween night.

Nick Castle

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He is known for playing Michael Myers in John Carpenter's horror film Halloween (1978). Castle also co-wrote Escape from New York (1981) with Carpenter. After Halloween, Castle became a director, taking the helm of films such as The Last Starfighter (1984), The Boy Who Could Fly (1986), Dennis the Menace (1993), and Major Payne (1995). He reprised the role of Michael Myers in Halloween (2018). Castle was born in Kingsport, Tennessee, the son of Millie and Nick Castle Sr., a top choreographer for motion pictures, television, and the stage, and was nominated for an Emmy. As a child, Nick Castle often appeared as an extra or in bit roles in his father's films.

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.

Halloween II (1981 film)

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Originally, Halloween II was intended to be the last chapter of the Halloween series to revolve around Michael Myers and the town of Haddonfield, but after the lackluster reaction to Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), Michael Myers was brought back six years later in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988). On October 31, 1978, Michael Myers is shot and falls off a balcony. Taking shelter to recover from his injuries, Michael steals a kitchen knife from the home of an elderly couple, and kills a teenage girl living next door.

Debra Hill

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Hill first worked with John Carpenter in 1975, as the script supervisor and assistant editor of Assault on Precinct 13. This led not only to further professional collaborations between Hill and Carpenter, but also marked the beginning of their personal relationship. In 1978, she and director Carpenter co-wrote the horror movie Halloween. Following its success, Hill and Carpenter worked together on Halloween II (1981) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). Their other credits together include: The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981) and its sequel, Escape from L.A. (1996). In 1986, Hill formed an independent production company with her friend Lynda Obst.

Jamie Lee Curtis

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She made her film debut in 1978 as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's horror film Halloween. The film established her as a "scream queen", and she appeared in a string of horror films in 1980, including The Fog, Prom Night, and Terror Train. She reprised the role of Laurie in four sequels, including Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), and Halloween (2018). Curtis' film work spans many genres, including the cult comedies Trading Places (1983), for which she received a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, and A Fish Called Wanda (1988), for which she earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress.

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.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

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film, original Halloween writers John Carpenter and Debra Hill were reluctant to pledge commitment.

Rob Zombie

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It was confirmed in 2006 that Zombie had signed on to write and direct a remake of the horror classic Halloween (1978). Zombie later referred to the film as a "re-imagining" of the original John Carpenter film. Zombie's version of the film was officially released on August 31, 2007. Thanks to its opening weekend of $30.5 million, the film broke the box-office record for the Labor Day weekend, surpassing the record set in 2005 by Transporter 2 with $20.1 million. It still currently resides as the top Labor Day weekend grosser. The film went on to become Zombie's highest grossing release to date. Despite these achievements, the film was generally panned by critics upon its release.

Laurie Strode

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Laurie Strode is a fictional character in the Halloween franchise, portrayed by actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Scout Taylor-Compton. One of the two main protagonists of the overall series (the other being Dr. Sam Loomis), she appears in seven of the eleven Halloween films, first appearing in John Carpenter's original 1978 film. Jamie Lee Curtis portrayed the role in the original run of the series, with Scout Taylor-Compton taking the role in Rob Zombie's remake and its sequel. In September 2017, it was announced that Curtis signed on to reprise her role in Halloween, which was released in October 2018.

List of Halloween characters

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Appears in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Ted Hollister was one of Haddonfield's residents. Ted ignored the warning to stay indoors and was shot dead by Alan Gateway and his friends who mistook him for Michael Myers. Appears in: Halloween (1978), Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Nurse Wynn appears in Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007). Dr. Terence Wynn a.k.a. The Man in Black is portrayed by Robert Phalen in Halloween, Don Shanks in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Mitchell Ryan in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and as Nurse Wynn by Sybil Danning in Rob Zombie's Halloween.

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.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (also known simply as Halloween H20 or Halloween 7: 20 Years Later) is a 1998 American slasher film directed by Steve Miner, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, and Josh Hartnett. The seventh installment in the Halloween franchise, it is a direct sequel to Halloween and Halloween II, dismissing the events that take place in the sequels Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.

Tommy Lee Wallace

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In addition to his behind-the-scenes duties for these last two films, Wallace also appeared in front of the camera: intermittently as The Shape (the masked Michael Myers in the closet scene) in Halloween, and in The Fog as several different ghosts; his voice was also featured in both films as TV/radio announcers. For Halloween II, John Carpenter (who was producing) initially offered directorial responsibilities to Wallace. After careful deliberation, Wallace declined, citing disappointment with the script (the job eventually went to Rick Rosenthal).

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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Initially, John Carpenter and co-producer Debra Hill retired the Michael Myers storyline after the second installment of the series, intending to feature a new Halloween-season-related plot every sequel, of which Halloween III would be the first. Halloween 4 was originally intended to be a ghost story; however, due to the disappointing financial performance of the third film, Halloween 4 reintroduced Michael Myers, where he has stayed for the remainder of the series. Released in the United States on October 21, 1988, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers grossed a total of $17.8 million on a budget of $5 million, and received mostly negative reviews from critics.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (also known simply as Halloween 5 and Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers) is a 1989 American slasher film and the fifth installment in the Halloween film series. It was directed and co-written by Dominique Othenin-Girard and starred Donald Pleasence, who again portrayed Dr. Sam Loomis, and Danielle Harris, who reprised her role as Jamie Lloyd. The film focuses on Michael Myers returning to Haddonfield to murder his niece, Jamie, one year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. Dr. Loomis tries to stop him with the help of Sheriff Meeker.

Escape from New York

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Annie Brackett

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Annie Brackett is a fictional character in the Halloween horror franchise. The character was created by screenwriters John Carpenter and Debra Hill. First appearing in Halloween (1978), and its sequel Halloween II (1981), she is portrayed by Nancy Kyes. In the remake (2007) and its sequel (2009), she is portrayed by Danielle Harris, who had previously starred as Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4 and 5. The character also appears in various novels and comic books of the franchise. In the films, Annie is introduced as Laurie Strode's classmate and best friend. On Halloween night, she babysits Lindsey Wallace.

The Fog

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John Carpenter as Bennett (uncredited). Dan O'Bannon is a screenwriter who worked with Carpenter on Dark Star (1974). Nick Castle is the actor who played Michael Myers in Halloween and co-wrote Escape from New York (1981). Tommy Wallace has worked with Carpenter as an editor, art designer, and sound designer on several of his films in the 1970s and 1980s. Richard Kobritz, the producer of Carpenter's 1978 TV film Someone's Watching Me! inspired the name of the character Mrs. Kobritz. "The Wreck of the Palatine", poem by John Greenleaf Whittier of 1867. Review of The Fog at Love Horror, a horror film review website. "The Wreck of the Palatine", poem by John Greenleaf Whittier of 1867.

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.

James Jude Courtney

Courtney played Michael Myers in David Gordon Green's horror film Halloween, the 2018 sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 film of the same name. Green explained to Courtney his vision for Myers' mannerisms, an amalgamation of the performance of Nick Castle, 1978 Myers actor, and the addition of a feline style of movement. Courtney tailored his portrayal to those specifications by observing the movement of his cat: "I think cats are the most perfect hunting machines on the planet. And the beauty of it is we don't judge a cat for what a cat does. So I sort of carried that movement and the non-judgmental approach to the way I moved as The Shape, which I learned from my cat Parcival."