Saturday, October 30th, 2016.
I love going to filming locations for movies, especially horror films. And since it was October 30th, and I had a free day, I dragged the wife up to Pasadena to go see where they filmed HALLOWEEN. Fun Fact! She will go anywhere as long as I promise her lunch at a new restaurant.
I had already been to the Myers house a few times, and of course the Hardware store which is nearby, but I had never gone to the Strode house or the famous hedge.
So I had some catching up to do.
The most famous Halloween location is the Myers house. Located at 1000 Mission Street in South Pasadena, its now a chiropractic clinic. When we got there it was great because other fans had the same idea. People were taking pictures and there was a guy dressed up as Michael on the porch. See wife, I'm not the only one who likes doing this!
The owners of the Chiropractic clinic have a sign on the door welcoming fans, but asking if they could stay off the porch. That sign was promptly ignored!
Below are some pictures of the Myers house!
|Michael Meyers by day / Uber driver by night. |
|Who knows where his hands have been. |
|Not sure why Sam was there, maybe to see his chiropractor.|
Another great location is the famous hedge that Michael watched Laurie and Annie from. Its one of the more eerie parts of the film, but its not as eerie when I recreate it with the lady in back of me walking her dog. (see below)
|This was the best of the 20 pictures we took.|
In the other 19 I had my dick out.
|The other side of the hedge.... thats right.. its important stuff!|
The hedge is on Montrose Avenue, and is also the same street that Lynda's and Annie's house is on.
Lynda's house is below at 1027 Montrose.
|Fun Fact: It was also the house used in the opening credits of "Mama's Family"|
a show that was on right after "Charles in Charge"
They owned the "after school" time slot!
|"If you could stop taking photos and get off my property that would be great"|
- all neighbors
Annie Brackets house, 1017 Montrose
|It looks so peaceful without an idiot standing on the lawn.|
|I'm standing in dog shit.|
Below is Laurie Strodes House, 1115 Oxley Street
|My Zillow dating profile pic.|
The owners of the house have a welcome letter on their porch that says
"Yes, this is Laurie Strode's house from the movie Halloween, take some pictures, have fun!"
I suppose it beats having dirty fat guys in shorts and their goth looking girlfriends knocking on the door 15 times a day.... unless your into that sort of thing.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SCENE
|Nothing to see here, just a grown man reenacting what a teenage|
girl did in 1978.
Next we went to the school where kids told little Tommy Doyle that the Boogeyman was coming.CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SCHOOL SCENE
|Normally I'm not allowed within 50 feet of a school,|
but for this they made an exception.
|Luckily school was not in session or this photo would be full|
of kids on their iPhones.
|Walking with my back to the camera. My best acting yet!|
Below is the hardware store where Michael got his mask from,
now its an Indian restaurant with average Yelp reviews.
|If you listen closely you can hear Donald Pleasance yelling his Indian Food order.|
I also have a ton of photos of the houses in Hollywood where Laurie and Annie were babysitting at the end of the movie, but I'm too lazy to dig them up, scan them, post them and write snarky comments. So you will just have to trust me and know that I spend a lot of time "hanging out" on Orange Grove avenue daydreaming about a killer that is make believe.