South Pasadena Declares Halloween ‘John Carpenter Night’

South Pasadena, California was immortalized in 1978 when John Carpenter used some of the now-iconic streets and locations to double as his vision of the fictional mid-western town of Haddonfield, Ill. in the original Halloween, and last week the city proclaimed that this Halloween October 31st will be “John Carpenter Night” in honor of the director.

Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter on the South Pasadena set of ‘Halloween’.

On Oct. 16, Carpenter was present as South Pasadena Mayor Richard D. Schneider read the proclamation making the honor official, according to Pasadena Star News

The source article further states, “the motion picture put South Pasadena on the Hollywood map with ‘Nichol’s Hardware Store’ at 966 Mission St., ‘The Myers House’ at 1000 Mission St., and a home at 1115 Oxley St.”

Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.