|Halloween: 25 Years of Terror|
|Directed by||Stefan Hutchinson|
|Produced by||Stefan Hutchinson, |
|Editing by||Charles Bornstein|
|Distributed by||Starz / Anchor Bay|
|Release||July 25, 2006|
|Running time||84 minutes|
This is a documentary about the Halloween franchise.
The first quarter century of the Halloween saga, from the 1978 original to 2002's Halloween: Resurrection, is thoroughly tracked in an 83-minute documentary on the subject. The impetus is a Halloween convention held in South Pasadena (site of the original filming), from which a considerable amount of footage is drawn.
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror collects interview footage of many of the original's creators, including director John Carpenter, co-writer/producer Debra Hill, and star Jamie Lee Curtis. The very good-humored co-star P. J. Soles contributes the narration (and figures in the extra goodies shot at the convention). The film marches through the years, providing some fairly interesting behind-the-scenes material: the alternate versions of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, and the controversy over differing Michael Myers masks in Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later.