This South Jersey Town Has a Creepy Tie to ‘Halloween’ Movie
The movie everyone is talking about this Halloween season is Halloween, more specifically the 11th film in the franchise that was released this year. The new film brings back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, reprising her role from the original 1978 movie. The original 1978 movie has a connection to a particular South Jersey town.
If you are a fan of the film, you are most likely aware of the setting. The movie takes place in the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois. A few bells might be going off as you start to piece this connection together. The movie was written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Hill was born in the South Jersey town, Haddonfield.
Yes, not only did Haddonfield give the world its first complete dinosaur fossil it also gave the name to the fictional town in Halloween. According to Mental Floss, "Though Halloween is set in the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois...Haddonfield is named after co-writer and producer Debra Hill’s hometown of Haddonfield, New Jersey."