The Time Another Guy From Bowling Green Directed a ‘Halloween’ Film
I bet the name Tommy Lee Wallace means nothing to most of us. However, Wallace is a very good friend and longtime collaborator of John Carpenter's. And yep, he also grew up in Bowling Green.
What a lot of people don't know is Wallace had a lot of involvement in the first three Halloween films. He edited the original and...he wrote and directed what is considered the turkey of the franchise, Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
In case you need a reminder:
A little background, Carpenter wanted his horror franchise to take on a new direction, anthology stories set around Halloween night instead of focusing on slasher and horror icon Michael Myers. The experiment obviously backfired and Myers returned in the next sequel. Now if you dig deeper into Wallace's resume, you'll find he also directed this:
Oh man, so Tommy Lee Wallace is legit and I salute him. Another fun fact, he was married to actress Nancy Kyes, who played Annie in the original Halloween and she also pops up in Halloween III.