On Set with John Carpenter: Halloween I & II

As most of you already know, Kim Gottlieb-Walker recently released her book titled “On Set with John Carpenter” which features many BTS (Behind the Scenes) shots from Halloween (1978) and Halloween II (1981). Approximately a month ago, I received my hard cover version of the book and since not everyone may be able to purchase it, I took the liberty of scanning most of the Halloween and Halloween II BTS shots so everyone can see them. Not all of the photos from the “Halloween II” section of the book will be posted on here, since they’re some of the more popular and easy to find photos out there. Also, I apologize for the quality on these, some of them came out a little grainy. Enjoy! :drinkers:

Note: All photos are courtesy of Kim Gottlieb-Walker.


This one stings a little… Look at those masks! Laying on the floor! :rolleyes: :angry:


Hope you all loved these photos as much as I did! :rock: :rock:

Am absolutely wowwed!

My exact same reaction when I received my book. :rock:

Excellent pics, thanks for sharing. I’m going to have to get a copy of my own now :slight_smile:

No problem! I strongly suggest it (buying the book). :slight_smile:

Why did she/they add goofy eyes to some of those shots?

Kim actually said awhile ago somewhere on fb i think, that those are actually Nick Castle’s eyes

Thanks for sharing. I did a lot of right click saves in this thread.

No problem!

This was awesome. Thanks for this!

The first pic is Castle’s eyes, but surely the one where he is holding the knife up has them edited in. Looks to be the same with the top-of-the-stairs photo.


Thanks so much for sharing these pics!
I’ll have to get a copy of this book soon!!

Very cool man! My jaw is still on the floor! Thanks for sharing!

Awesome thanks for sharing!

No problem! :slight_smile:


Looking at the negatives I have, from the 35mm and 8x10 transparency…the eyes are there, just not brought out and prominent…mine look natural. So, I think they were touched up a bit.

From a recent interview with Kim re the book:

“Nothing truly compares to film for shooting. But nothing compares to Photoshop for “darkroom” work. I always hated the chemicals and the tedious trial and error and expense of trying to print my own photos but now that I can digitize them, it makes printing them at their best so much easier! The shot of the Shape at the hedge and with the knife at the top of the stairs – the original prints didn’t show the crazy eyes inside the mask but a little judicious dodging in photoshop brought them out so now these photos can be seen the way they were meant to be seen.”

Thanks for sharing these man. :smiley: