We’ve already seen tons of sequels to Carpenter’s original film, but it turns out Carpenter never wanted any follow-ups to his Halloween.
“Michael’s disappearance at the end of the first film makes you gasp,” Carpenter told NY Times. “And I wanted to leave the audience that way. I didn’t want any sequels. Boy, was I wrong, huh?”
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On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.