Voted by Entertainment Weekly as the 5th scariest feature of all time, the original Halloween film has truly achieve cult status among horror fans. But like most movies made from that era, no one involved in the making of the Halloween film had any idea it would still resonate so strong thirty years later.
The original script of the Halloween film was called “The Babysitter Murders” but during the development process one of the producers discovered there was never a movie given the title Halloween. In that original script the character of Michael Meyers was referred to as “the Shape” because you never saw his face. The script was rewritten to take place the single day and night of Halloween. It was filmed over the course of twenty days on a budget of 0,000 and went on to become one of the highest grossing independent features of all time.