Halloween

New this week Continuity mistake: Before Tommy breaks the pumpkin at the school in the background there are 2 kids, one with a hat holding something in his hands which disappears in the next shot.

oswal13

New this week Continuity mistake: After the 3 bullies are kick down Tommy with the pumpkin, they run on the right side but in the next shot one of them is running to the front.

oswal13

New this week Continuity mistake: After Tommy breaks the pumpkin, he is now walking on the sidewalk without the books that he was holding before.

oswal13

New this week Continuity mistake: After Laurie gets home and her room she leaves her bag and some books on the bed - they change position between shots.

oswal13

New this week Continuity mistake: When Laurie is talking with Tommy on the couch about the sandman, she has her right leg on the couch but in the next shot it moves.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Michael is carrying Annie's body into the house her head is on the left side of his body. After they show Tommy looking out the window they cut back to Michael and suddenly Annie's head is on the right side of his body. (01:05:22)

Continuity mistake: When Annie and Laurie leave the hardware store to go to their babysitting jobs it is broad daylight. When they reach the houses apparently just a few blocks away, it is already dark.

Plot hole: We see Michael wearing the mask throughout the day, from morning at the Myers House, to mid-day outside Laurie's school, to afternoon when Tommy is leaving school, yet when Laurie and Annie see the sheriff in front of the hardware store on the way to their babysitting jobs (presumably in late afternoon or early evening), the store's alarm is still ringing and the sheriff mentions that one of the items stolen was a Halloween mask.

sam norton

Revealing mistake: Even though the story is set in Haddonfield IL, all of the cars have California license plates.

Continuity mistake: When Laurie is walking home the sidewalk instantly goes from wet to dry. (00:25:25)

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 too close to the camera that day). (00:24:10)

Halloween mistake picture

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. (01:19:50)

Continuity mistake: The date on the tombstone above Annie says that Judith Myers was born November 10, 1947, and died October 31, 1963. that would make her 15 (not quite 16 yet) at the time of death, yet everyone says that she was 17 years old.

Continuity mistake: In the closing credits, Michael Myers is said to be 23 years of age, he was actually 21. (01:29:00)

Factual error: When Dr. Loomis is at the pay phone talking to someone at the mental institution, the background of the scene has mountains, which in fact Illinois has hardly any mountains, and the few it does have are nowhere near there. (00:18:35)

Factual error: There's no way that the knife that killed Bob was long enough to go through his body and impale the wall behind him. And a butcher knife cannot "pin" a human body to a wall and just stay put.

amycamille1975

Continuity mistake: When Laurie is beating on the door to Tommy's house and telling him to open it, the door knob is on the right side of the door. When it shows Tommy opening it from the inside, the door knob is also on the right side (it should be on the left). (01:18:35)

Continuity mistake: During the beginning of the movie, when Laurie is talking to the police officer, the sun is shining bright as if it is a perfect day, then when Laurie walks to her house, the trees look as if it has just quit raining.

gdawg#5

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie, Laurie runs into Tommy while she is walking to school, meaning that they live near each other; however, later on in the movie, when Laurie has to babysit Tommy, Annie has to drive her to Tommy's house, which is located on the other side of town.

Revealing mistake: When Tommy is carrying the pumpkin from school, you can see it has a cut in it to make it crack open when he falls down.

amycamille1975

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