I received a random e-mail from a “Billy Kirkus” with a link to the following unseen footage from 1978, where John Carpenter was in pre-production on Halloween.
“This is the first ever Panaglide test by Dean Cundey and Ray Stella back in 1978; right before Halloween‘s principal photography began,” Kirkus explains. “[It was] filmed outside and inside the Panavision studio. Halloween was the 4th movie to use this system.”
Trolling forums, he explains the footage: “The first part is Dean Cundey at the camera, then Ray Stella. Krishna Rao is also there too. Notice the station wagon, that is the Myers parents car from the first scene.”
He also states that this is just “one clip of rolls of 35mm film I have of footage from the original Halloween (both behind-the-scenes footage, and film from the actual production). This footage is not color-corrected and just quickly transferred by Don May, Jr. few years ago. The actual film footage is of much, much better quality.”
Want to see more of the lost Halloween footage? He says to contact Trancas International Films and let them know you want to see the “Unseen Halloween.”