The movie: Halloween (1978)

No question, The Babysitter Murders paints a picture. But it's not a totally accurate picture for the plot of Halloween. The title—and date—of the script, written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, were rewritten at the request of indie producer Irwin Yablans, who then promptly raised the film's $300,000 production budget. The rest, of course, is history.