Donald Pleasance's character is named Sam Loomis. If you've seen Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), this sounds very familiar because John Gavin, who played Janet Leigh's lover in the movie, was also named Sam Loomis. See more...
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Visible crew/equipment: There is a scene where Michael Myers is hiding behind a hedge bush and Laurie and her friend go to investigate. Laurie turns around and talks and you see cigarette smoke go by the camera (John Carpenter admitted on the commentary track that he was smoking a little to close to the camera that day).
Visible crew/equipment: Just before Laurie stabs Michael with the knitting needle you can see that one of the window shutters is open and that the wind is ruffling the curtain. When the camera gets closer and the curtain is out of the way you can see the huge fan in the studio being used to simulate the wind outside.
Other: On their way to babysit, Annie and Laurie run into sheriff Brackett who's investigating a recent break-in at the local hardware store. He reveals to the girls that the only things taken were "a couple of knives, some rope, and a Halloween mask." First, how can it be a break in if it's the middle of the day and the sign on the door says "OPEN"? Second, if we're to assume that Michael was responsible for stealing such a fine selection of items, why wasn't the break-in reported in the morning when Michael was already shown wearing the mask?
Visible crew/equipment: When Annie is locked in the laundry room, there's a scene where the phone is ringing incessantly and the camera pans slowly to the right showing little Lindsay Wallace who's too busy watching television to answer the phone. If you watch this scene in widescreen, you'll see a crew member lurking in the shadows (left side of the screen) on the wall. It appears they are trying to avoid being seen.
Plot hole: Immediately after the scene where Laurie is talking to Linda while she is being strangled by Michael, Laurie looks out the window and sees the LOWER level of the other house lights turned on. Michael was on the upper level and could not have gotten down the stairs to the first level in time (1 or 2 seconds) to have turn on the lights.