10 Horror Movies Facts – Classic Horror Movie Trivia

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John Carpenter was paid $10k to write, direct, and score ‘Halloween.’

According to Remind Magazine, John Carpenter was paid $10,000 (approximately $42,000 adjusted for inflation) to direct, write, and score the horror classic. He also secured for himself complete creative control, above-the-title billing, and a spot behind the scenes for cowriter/producer Debra Hill.

In comparison, star Jamie Lee Curtis, who was an unknown at the time of filming the original Halloween, was paid roughly $8,000 to portray Laurie Strode.



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