Thirty-five years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois and ushered in a slasher movie franchise.
Now, he's coming to Naperville.
On Tuesday, Oct. 30 John Carpenter’s original “Halloween” will once again hit the big screen at Ogden 6 Theatre, 1227 E. Ogden Ave., in Naperville. Originally released in 1978, this year marks the 35th anniversary of the film.
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To celebrate the anniversary, the film will include a special bonus short that explores the movie’s impact on the horror genre called “You Can Kill the Bogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween,” directed by Fangoria’s Justin Beahm.
Price: Ogden 6 ticket prices are $6
Time/Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.
1. "Halloween" was actress Jamie Lee Curtis' first feature film. She was paid a reported $8,000 for the role.
2. According to screenwriter/producer Debra Hill, the character of Laurie Strode was named after John Carpenter’s first girlfriend.
3. From a budget of $325,000 the film went on to gross $47 million at the US box office. In 2008 takings that would be the equivalent of $150 million.
4. The movie is set in Illinois, but snow-capped mountains can be seen when Doctor Loomis (Donald Pleasence) is using the payphone.
5. The first movie was filmed on such a tight budget, the famous Michael Myers mask is actually a Captain Kirk Halloween mask painted white. Also, ‘Halloween’ was originally titled ‘The Babysitter Murders’.