First Take Opening from John Carpenter’s Halloween Revealed, Watch It Here!


A few months back, Vimeo user Billy Kirkus uploaded some rare test footage from John Carpenter’s Halloween.

With the Halloween holiday upon us, Kirkus is back, this time with “alternate first take opening” footage from Carpenter’s beloved film.  He writes:

Happy Halloween Everyone!  This is the first take of the opening to Halloween. 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 Bluray. Want to see more of the “Unseen Halloween?” Contact Trancas International Films and tell them you want to see the “Unseen Halloween.” Very Special Thanks to James G. Chandler and of course the wonderful Don May, Jr and Synapse Films.

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