On This Day…..


October 25, 1978…..

The movie Halloween premieres. It was directed and scored by John Carpenter and starred Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. Made for $300,000, it grossed more than $65 million in its initial release, making it one of the most successful independent films of all time. Michael Myers’ iconic mask was created from a Star Trek Captain Kirk mask purchased for $1.98 from a costume shop. The eye holes were widened and the mask was spray-painted a bluish white.