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Halloween II Behind The Scenes

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Jamie Lee Curtis is trapped by the shape
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1981 Horror / Occult movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Lance Guest et al.
Contributed by: Cathleen
"The Shape", or Michael Myers' mask, was actually taken from a mold of William Shatner's (Star Trek's Captain Kirk) face.
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Jamie Lee Curtis had to wear a wig in order to match Laurie's hair in Halloween 1.
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Carpenter had no idea how to proceed with "Halloween II" and did not want to do a sequel. The brother/sister idea never sat well with him and yet it's become a staple of the Halloween franchise.
Contributed by: politeintruder
It was during the shooting of Halloween 2 that Carpenter convened with the cast for a day to re-shoot additional scenes himself for the TV version of the 1st Halloween.

Since they cut violence, as well as having to fill a 2 hour slot with commercials, Carpenter shot additional scenes of back story and more details about Michael and Laurie's relationship. It was only here that the notion of Michael being Laurie's brother was introduced as an afterthought for the TV version and then elaborated on more in Halloween 2.

Carpenter explains what was initially a force of evil, was reduced to a dysfunctional kid with family issues.
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
Contributed by: Steve
Someone wrote in to say that Lance Guest gets offed by Michael Myers in the original theatrical release. Being 14 at the time and dragging parents and guardians in 8 times to see it, I can officially say that the theatrical release had Lance slipping in pool of blood after he discovers Ms. Alves. I vividly remember it because the first time the theatre was packed (Halloween II played for weeks!) and when Lance fell and cracked his head the whole audience jumped because it was so realistic.
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In the theatrical version of the film, Lance Guest's character is offed by Myers. In alternate versions of the film, which have turned up on television over the years, Guest's character has wound up knocked out in a pool of blood never to be seen or heard from again and has even wound up waiting in the ambulance for Laurie at the end of the movie to Laurie's claims of "We made it."
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