It's here. We have arrived at the season of Michael Myers. For decades the man in the coveralls and mask has provided us with hours of terror each Halloween season like no other, and as they say...he's back.

Of course, there are a gazillion movies that get you in that Halloween mood, but let's face it none are more synonymous with the season than the movie that bears the name. The last installment of the franchise, Halloween Ends, arrived last year slashing its way into theaters.

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Released in 1978, the film was co-written and directed by John Carpenter and tells the story of Michael Myers as he stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night. The film put Carpenter on the map and made an instant star of an unknown actress named Jamie Lee Curtis. Halloween was filmed in 21 days in the spring of 1978 with a budget of only $300,000 and became one of the most iconic horror movies to date.

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Currently, there are 13 films in the Halloween franchise with one more slated to be released. The movies released so far have over $773 million at the box office worldwide at the box office worldwide, proving moviegoers love a good slasher film.

The movie continually finds itself in the top lists of favorite horror films and top-grossing horror movies of all time even though John Carpenter has not always spoken highly of the flick he so notably associated with. In an interview, Carpenter once described Halloween as “True crass exploitation. I decided to make a film I would love to have seen as a kid, full of cheap tricks like a haunted house at a fair where you walk down the corridor and things jump out at you.”

Check out these 10 spine-chilling facts about the movie Halloween that will make you appreciate this horror classic even more. Whether you're a die-hard fan or just dipping your toes into the world of Michael Myers, there is always something new to discover in the shadowy depths of Haddonfield, Illinois.

10 Interesting Facts About the Movie 'Halloween'

Released in 1978, the cult classic continually finds itself in the top lists of favorite horror films and top-grossing horror movies of all time. You may have seen the horror flick a few hundred times, but do you really know Halloween? Check out these fearful facts!

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House From Original 'Halloween' Movie Is for Sale

A house currently on the market in South Pasadena, Cal. was featured in the 1978 horror classic, Halloween. In the movie, the home is the residence of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her family. Strode becomes the target of Michael Myers after he escapes a mental hospital in the fictitious town of Haddonfield, Ill.

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LOOK: How Halloween has changed in the past 100 years

Stacker compiled a list of ways that Halloween has changed over the last 100 years, from how we celebrate it on the day to the costumes we wear trick-or-treating. We’ve included events, inventions, and trends that changed the ways that Halloween was celebrated over time. Many of these traditions were phased out over time. But just like fake blood in a carpet, every bit of Halloween’s history left an impression we can see traces of today.

Gallery Credit: Brit McGinnis



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