Behind The Scenes Facts About "Halloween" And The Creation Of Michael Myers

By Kellar Ellsworth
Michael Myers at his scariest in 1978. (AnchorBayEntertainment)

Like Charlie Brown to Thanksgiving or Rudolf to Christmas, Halloween wouldn’t feel right without Michael Myers haunting your TV set. John Carpenter’s “Halloween” set the standard for scary movies during the spookiest time of the year. Made in 1978, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, “Halloween” spawned an astounding 12 sequels and grossed over $640 million worldwide and counting.

Amazingly, the original “Halloween” only took 20 days to shoot for just $300,000. The pioneering film went on to gross over $70 million, a record that stood for more than 20 years until 1999’s “The Blair Witch Project. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about Michael Myers and “Halloween.”