ST. LOUIS – Do you love the ‘Halloween’ movies? You’re not alone if you do.

The iconic film franchise is celebrating a huge milestone. This year marks 45 years since the original film opened, not too far from Kansas City. Ryan Freimann, an executive producer of the Halloween film franchise, spoke with FOX 2’s Ty Hawkins about the very first release of the film.

The two also discussed why they believe the franchise has so much staying power. The first film was released on Saturday, October 24, 1978.