This photo is the inspiration for this 30 day series. Regular Deadly Movies readers will recognise it from numerous banners and headers over the years. Yet the fascination is not purely aesthetic (but it is very bloody cool). This image taken on during the filming of Halloween (1978) is a strange precursor to the franchise’s history. With no knowledge of the movie’s impending (huge) success, this photo precedes the retrospective history that Laurie and Michael are brother and sister, locked in a never ending cinematic sibling rivalry. At the time this was simply Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle (the man behind the mask) messing around between takes. But in retrospect, isn’t it just amazingly poetic?
Check in everyday to see another behind the scenes image from the HALLOWEEN FRANCHISE.