Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Homes of "Michael Myers" and "Tommy Doyle"

1530 and 1537 N. Orange Grove Ave., Los Angeles, CA
"Haddonfield," the leafy middle American town in John Carpenter's groundbreaking 1978 shocker Halloween was actually, it turns out, on a quiet residential street right off the famed Sunset Strip. Carpenter's steadycam mostly managed to avoid the telltale palm trees as it followed Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) on her way to a nightmarish babysitting job in number 1537:

Not that Laurie, et al. weren't warned. Right down the block, at number 1530, was the house where insane Michael Myers, wearing his favorite hockey mask, had butchered his own sister. Ooooh, scaary!

And to think that instead of watching Halloween fright flicks on television everybody could have simply walked down the block to the Comedy Store or enjoyed a dry martini at trendy Bar Marmount!

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