Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)

I’ve had coffee breaks longer than this movie.  But Jamie Lee Curtis is back!  Without a hideous wig!  So all is forgiven.  Released at the height of the self-aware teen slasher movement of the late 90s, H20 does a pretty good job of getting things back on track.  Although at times it appears to be a Dawson's Creek (1998-2003) episode, Laurie Strode/Keri Tate has a pretty intense showdown against her brother.  The ending was pretty definitive, and in my opinion, should’ve ended there.  But it is called showbusiness after all, and there was more money to be made. 

Halloween: H20 was filmed in Los Angeles, La Puente, Calabasas and Topanga Canyon, CA

Location: Pumpkin Carving House
Address: 4957 Melrose Hill St, Los Angeles, CA

Location: Marion Whittington/Chamber's House
Address: 4946 Melrose Hill St, Los Angeles, CA

Location: Jimmy's House
Address: 4940 Melrose Hill St, Los Angeles, CA

Location: Hillcrest Academy
Address: 1923 Micheltorena St, Los Angeles, CA     The Canfield-Moreno Estate

This is not the actual gate used in the movie.  It was reconstructed up in Chatsworth to give it a more rural feel. This location as also used in Scream 3 (2000) as John Milton's house.

The location for where the entrance was reconstructed is on Browns Canyon Road, Chatsworth, CA

Location: The Rest Stop
Address: 1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA

Thanks to Robert Patterson at Set-jetter.com for finding this.

There are a few of these restroom huts and I don't think it's been confirmed which one was actually used.


Location: The Town Square
Address: Main St, La Puente, CA

John and Charlie exit from the liquor store.

I thought this was the restaurant location but apparently the correct address is 15819 Main St. so I will have to pay another visit at some point.

Locations Visited: November 2013, March 2016

Over the years, I've met a few of the cast and crew at horror conventions...

Steven Miner (Director)

Jamie Lee Curtis (Keri/Laurie)

Nancy Stephens (Nurse Marion)

Adam Hann-Byrd (Charlie)

Malek Akkad (Producer)

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