[Halloween Treat] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ 1978 Alternate First Take Opening!!!

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I just received the best Halloween Treat of the year, courtesy of Billy J. Kirkus. What you see below is an alternate take of the opening scene from John Carpenter’s classic Halloween, in which a young Michael Myers stalks his own house on his way to killing his older sister.

This is the first take of the opening to Halloween,” explains Kirkus further adding that “this was the first time they tried shooting it, without the cuts that they did in take number 2. They only shot this whole scene twice. Notice all of the blue in the picture…completely toned down for the recent release of the movie on Blu-ray.

He implores that if you want to see more of the “Unseen Halloween” you’ll need to contact Trancas International Films and tell them you want to see the “Unseen Halloween.” He gives very Special Thanks to James G. Chandler and of course the wonderful Don May, Jr and Synapse Films.

I was amazed that we got that shot in just a few takes, two to be exact” said Carpenter in “Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen” by Jim Grove. “I thought it would be impossible; I thought we’d have a problem with every take, and that we’d have to do it over and over agin and that eventually we’d have to change the whole scene because there was only enough money left to do two or three takes of that scene.