For anyone who was watching along with the stars and film makers Saturday just gone, I won't need to tell you all how fantastic #HalloweenAtHome was! It gave fans the chance to interact with some key people responsible for the bringing Michael Myers back to the big screen as well as giving the films stars and crew a chance to share some amazing behind the scenes stories, pictures and new information about the making of the 2018 film. And of course we got a little bit of information about the upcoming sequel- Halloween Kills.
Photo credit - @jamieleecurtis
So after going through the hundreds of tweets from the cast and crew of Halloween; here's everything we learnt from Halloween At Home. Enjoy!
The opening scene in Halloween was shot in an actual prison.
"This first scene was shot in an active prison with many of our friends from the HEART Inclusive Arts Community as cast. #HalloweenAtHome" - David Gordon Green (@blumhouse)
Producer Ryan Turek donning the Myers mask on the set of Halloween.
Picture Credit - (@_RyanTurek)
"All of this was shot at an actual prison. We used one of their non-functioning buildings....and I remember DGG insisting on having a record player in the guard’s quarters, instead of something digital. #HalloweenAtHome" - Ryan Turek (@_RyanTurek)
The iconic title sequence where the pumpkin comes back to life was done practically. No CGI or visual effects were used.
"The title sequence was filmed practically. No VFX. Thanks, Richard Wright (Production Designer) and Art Department. #HalloweenAtHome" - David Gordon Green (@blumhouse)
"So this opening sequence is a reverse shot of an actual pumpkin rotting. Our production designer Richard Wright had a pumpkin carved and he stashed it away in a very hot room that NO ONE COULD EVER ENTER. #HalloweenAtHome" - Ryan Turek (@_RyanTurek)"
Having shot the film early in the year any leaves and pumpkins seen in the film were fake.
"We filmed this in January and February. It was hard to find leaves and pumpkins! All fake. #HalloweenAtHome" - David Gordon Green (@blumhouse)
The location for Laurie's house was a real ranch.
"Off to Laurie’s house which was on a giant ranch that, apparently, at a very large alligator lurking in a nearby lake. #HalloweenAtHome" - Ryan Turek (@_RyanTurek)
"Don’t forget our kick ass snake wrangler....." - Judy Greer (@missjudygreer)
"Laurie’s house was GNARLY. When we did the initial scout, it needed some cleaning, needless to say. There was skeleton of a rat over by the kitchen and the place had to be overhauled. #HalloweenAtHome" - Ryan Turek (@_RyanTurek)
Judy Greer's character, Karen, was originally going to be a child psychologist.
"In the original script, Karen was a Child Psychologist and had a lot of puppets. The scene was cool but didn't fit the rhythm. @missjudygreer #HalloweenAtHome" - David Gordon Green (