Treat! See The Alternate, First Take of “HALLOWEEN’s” POV Opening


An immense opening sequence with a sinister reveal, just one of the myriad reasons John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN is a continuously affecting, eerie classic. Presented as a Halloween surprise then is an alternate, first take of the iconic POV shot of that evil evening in 1963.

Billy Kirkus, whose Vimeo is beginning to house something called The Unseen Halloween and which kicked off with a test of the Panaglide, has delighted us all with this alternate take. 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.

Enjoy! And Happy Halloween!

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