Laurie Strode is named after an ex-girlfriend
of John Carpenter's. Tommy Doyle's name was from REAR WINDOW and
Sam Loomis' name is from PSYCHO.
In Part 6, Debra Strode was named after Debra
Hill, John Strode was named after John Carpenter, Tim Strode was
named after the writer's own brother, Barry Simms is named after
Bob Simms -- Lynda's boyfriend, Other namesakes from the series
include Billy Hill, named after Debra Hill, and Jamie Lloyd, named
after Jamie Lee Curtis.
The Myers house originally looked how it
did throughout most of the original HALLOWEEN. Towards the end of
shooting, the cast and crew painted it and fixed it, to make it
look like it did in the beginning when Michael kills Judith.
The fire sequence at the end of HALLOWEEN
II was filmed twice. Dick Warlock had to walk on fire two times
because the first take didn't look right.
Jamie Lee Curtis wore a wig for HALLOWEEN
II so that her hair would look the same as it did in the original
When Dr. Loomis drives away from Dr. Wynn
in the original HALLOWEEN, "Dr. Chance, to ward C please." can be
heard over the intercom outside. John Carpenter went under the name
of James T. Chance when he edited ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13.
The laundry room that Annie gets trapped
in from HALLOWEEN was not in the same backyard as the Wallace house.
The laundry room was filmed elsewhere in Hollywood.
Mr. Strode's "Strode Realty" car in the driveway
of the original HALLOWEEN was really John Carpenter's car. The "Phelps"
service truck belonged to the catering company
The scenes in the original HALLOWEEN in which
Annie and Laurie drive to their babysitting jobs were totally improvised,
while Debra Hill sat in the back seat with a cameraman recording
Rumor has it that John Carpenter wore the
Michael Myers mask for some of the scenes in HALLOWEEN. Tommy Lee
Wallace wore the mask for the "closet scene."