At the end of the first Halloween, when I shot 6 bullets into Michael Myers, John Carpenter said, Let's get a shot of you looking out of the window and seeing no one lying there.
All the real work is done in the rehearsal period.
The idea of dying and coming back is what makes the Halloween films work.
I was offered a choice of a flat salary up front or a percentage of the film's future earnings. I took the up front money. Nobody could have figured what Halloween would ultimately become.
I think people have a tendency to read into more than there is.
At this point in my career, it doesn't bother me much that I'm probably hopelessly typecast. I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working.
The first Halloween was very well made. The second one was also well made, though I didn't like it as well as the first one. The third one had nothing to do with the series at all and perhaps shouldn't have been made at all.
I loved working with Jamie Lee Curtis, and I felt she was a wonderful actress even that early in her career.
I do think the story in Halloween 5 is a bit stupid, and there's a lot more blood. They're obviously going to take the Halloween series in a different direction.
What can I tell you about things like Circus of Horrors except that I get killed by the bear?
John Carpenter created the idea of Halloween, so his vision remains the most focused and intelligently directed of the series. The directors that have followed have kept the original intent of the concept.
I'm hardly physically right for the hero parts, now am I?
I believe you can frighten people without showing their heads caved-in.
I do not use any set methods, not even The Method. The character after all is in the lines.
Continental directors, as opposed to British and American, tend to be somewhat high-handed in their approach.
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