Halloween, 1978

Director

John Carpenter

Cast

visit the film locations

Los Angeles: Flights: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Pasadena is northeast of downtown Los Angeles, reached by the Pasadena Freeway (Hwy 110)


Trivia

Halloween II was filmed around Sierra Madre, east of Pasadena.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch has nothing to do with the Michael Myers saga, and was filmed in Loleta, on the far northern coast of California

Halloween filming location: Orange Grove Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles

Halloween location: the scene of the murders: Orange Grove Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles

Photograph Peter Paulsen

John Carpenter’s 1978 original, and best, stalk’n’slash, with more scary stalking than gratuitous slashing, is set in the fictitious Illinois suburb of ‘Haddonfield’ (producer Debra Hill grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey), the movie blends locales in Hollywood and South Pasadena into one neighbourhood.

The house of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is in South Pasadena, on Oxley Street at the corner of Fairview Avenue, South Pasadena.

Halloween filming location: South Pasadena High School, Lyndon Street, South Pasadena

Halloween location: ‘Haddonfield High’: South Pasadena High School, Lyndon Street, South Pasadena

Photograph Peter Paulsen

‘Haddonfield High’ is South Pasadena High School, Lyndon Street at Fremont Avenue.

Halloween filming location: Mission Street, South Pasadena, Los Angeles

Halloween location: ĎNicholís Hardware Storeí: Mission Street, South Pasadena

Photograph Peter Paulsen

‘Nichol’s Hardware Store’, robbed by Michael Myers (“just some rope, a knife and a Halloween mask... must be kids”) was The Frame Shop now the Li’l Parlor Pizzeria, 966 Mission Street at Meridian Avenue in South Pasadena.

Halloween filming location: The Myers house: Mission Street, South Pasadena, Los Angeles

Halloween location: The Myers house: Mission Street, South Pasadena

Photograph Peter Paulsen

And on the opposite corner of Meridian is Century House, 1000 Mission Street, the now-bright-and-renovated Myers house. If the angle of the house looks a little odd, that’s because the entire building was moved from its former position around the corner at 707 Meridian Avenue.

Halloween filming location: South Orange Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles

Halloween location: Laurie Strode babysits at the Doyle house: South Orange Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles

Photograph Peter Paulsen

The Doyle and Wallace houses can be found in Hollywood, on the 1500 block of Orange Grove Avenue between Sunset Boulevard and Selma Avenue. The Doyle house, where Laurie babysits, is 1530 Orange Grove Avenue, and the Wallace house, scene of the murders, is across the street at 1537 Orange Grove Avenue.


• Many thanks to Peter Paulsen for help with this section.

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