I was wondering when all the Halloween craze started? was it before part 2? or after, for example what iam trying to ask is, When did people start going nuts over the whole Michael myers craze we see today? Now the original played at most theaters around spring of 79 , and played at Halloween 79 and then re released in October of 80, the first time I ever saw it was its TV debut 1981, same night 2 hit theaters, The funny thing is it died down after part 3 till 4 came out,, then everyone got all hyped again.. mikes back !!! I think Halloween was originally released on VHS in 1980, but most people didn't have VCRS in 1980 . so maybe regular cable..