Corrected entry: At the very beginning, Michael Myers' sister and her boyfriend "go upstairs." Michael then sneaks around the house, picks up a knife, and follows them. As he is about to go upstairs, his sister's boyfriend leaves. He then proceeds upstairs, and finds his sister nude. The actual time elapsed from proposition to his exit is about one minute and fifty seconds. Is this really enough time to go upstairs, get undressed, go about your business, and get dressed again? (00:03:10 - 00:04:35)

Correction: When in the living room, Michael waits about 20 minutes as the clocks jump from 9:40 to striking 10. That's enough time for a quickie and for the boyfriend to leave before the parents suspect he came by.

Corrected entry: When Laurie goes to the Wallace residence to check on Linda, she enters the living room and a crew member's arm can be seen sticking out from the left wall.

Correction: That's not a crew member's arm, it's Laurie's moving shadow being cast on the wall as she turns twice.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: There is a scene involving Michael Myers breaking the closet in order to get to Laurie, then why near the end of the film does it show you the closet in tip-top condition?

Correction: The closet shown at the end of the film is the one at Annie's house, not the Doyle residence.

The ending of the film where Michaels breaks through the closet door is indeed at the Doyle residence. The Wallace house is across the street.

Gavin Jackson

Corrected entry: At the beginning, when Michael is about to kill his sister, we see through his eyes. When his sister turns around to see him, she has to look way up, meaning that he would be very tall, when in fact, he is only 6 years old. (00:05:45)

Correction: She's sitting in a chair.

Corrected entry: There's no way Annie could have locked herself in the laundry room considering the lock is on the outside of the door.


Correction: It's a figure of speech when one says 'I/you locked myself/yourself in/out'. She was alone, nobody knew that Michael was skulking around, and she got locked in the laundry room. Anyone would say they locked themselves in.


That's pure opinion, not a correction.

Charles Austin Miller

In this scene, you can literally see her turn the lock knob which is above the handle before she tries to get out.

Correction: It's not a figure of speech since the door magically locked itself because the wind blew it shut. She tried to open it and it wouldn't open because the lock is on the outside. Why do you think she was trying to get out the window?


The point is she didn't literally lock herself in - she was locked in. Personally I think it's a minor semantic difference - she may well just think she did something wrong that led to the door locking itself. Regardless it's a standard turn of phrase, if technically inaccurate.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Corrected entry: Michael was locked up for 15 years, so how does he even know where Laurie lives? Let alone know what she looks like or that the Strodes adopted her. The nurse states in part 2 that those records are sealed by the state.


Correction: Michael does not know where Laurie lives. He first sees her when she drops off the key to the Myers house and he follows her throughout the day. This is how he finds out where she lives (so he can appear in her back yard).


Correction: When this film was made, the idea that Laurie was Michael's sister wasn't part of the plot yet. Hence, no mistake here. As far as this movie is concerned, Michael is merely stalking random babysitters. If anything, it's a mistake for the sequel that introduced this plot element.


Corrected entry: Tommy accidentally says Laurie's line, "There's nobody out there." (00:55:40)


Correction: Tommy never says "There's nobody out there". He's screaming a lot, but he's saying "The boogeyman's outside!".

Orlando Rocha

Corrected entry: The bush that Michael hides behind is neatly trimmed on Laurie's side but bushy with leaves sticking out on the other side.

Correction: Maybe the neighbor doesn't do their part in keeping it trimmed. Not a movie mistake.

Orlando Rocha

Corrected entry: Where did Michael get the white sheet? I doubt he took the time to look for one and cut eye holes in it.


Correction: He'd been stalking around that house ever since Annie started babysitting, so he had plenty of time to learn where everything was. He might have even taken one out of the laundry room since it was in a separate building away from the main house. After he killed Bob, we're not given any indication how long it was before he went after Lynda, so he may have taken one from a linen closet in the house. It's doesn't require much a stretch to the imagination that he'd find a sheet in a house and use it to simulate a ghost, especially since it's Halloween night.

Correction: Also, take a closer look. He never cut any eye holes in it. He just put Bob's glasses over where his eyes would have been.


There are holes in the sheet.

True. I overlooked that. The rest of the correction is still valid, though.


Corrected entry: 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? (00:32:00)

Correction: The break in should have been noticed and reported very early. Can't you hear the alarm going off when they pull up and open the car window? Annie even has to raise her voice over it to talk to her father.

Correction: This is easily explained. In the small town where I grew up, many "mom and pop" shops did not open until the afternoon, when people were out of work and school. Michael could have easily burgled the store any time from the middle of the night through early afternoon. The break-in wouldn't have been discovered until the first workers showed up to work, in the afternoon.

Corrected entry: In certain shots, you can see that the William Shatner mask had not been fully painted white, because you can see the flesh coloured neck, but in other shots it is fully painted.

Correction: Not a mistake, just the lighting. There was only one mask used throughout filming.

Corrected entry: During the closing montage of shots, you can see Michael carrying Annie on the left side of the shot at the Wallace house. (01:28:25)


Correction: How is that a mistake? There's not enough information here, or a reason why it's a mistake.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Michael is stabbing his sister, the point of view camera is on his sister. But because the audience can't see what he's doing, the camera pans to the right to show the knife. Someone actually stabbing a person would not look away from the victim to watch the stabbing motion of the knife.

Correction: You are merely speculating into the mind of the killer. It is equally as likely he was focusing on the knife as looking anywhere else in the room.

Correction: Yeah, but he would have probably missed the target a lot if he wasn't looking at it. Six year olds don't have the greatest motor skills even when looking at a target. Michel didn't miss once even when he wasn't looking. Highly unlikely.

Corrected entry: Why didn't Doctor Loomis notice Michael's car until it was almost too late? The car was parked right across the street.

Correction: Character's ignorance, hence character mistake.


Corrected entry: When Laurie stabs Michael in the head with her knitting needle, she stabs him in the upper left part of his head, but in the next shot the needle is now in the left part of his neck. (01:20:00)

Correction: I have seen the move many times. She has always stabbed him in the neck.

Correction: Laurie actually passed the head to stab him in the neck.

Arfan Eka Diandra

Corrected entry: When Michael gets shot by the doctor, he falls off the balcony. In the next shot, the doctor pulls the trigger again. What was he going to shoot at? (01:37:05)

Correction: Dr. Loomis was angry to see Michael, so pulling the trigger is a natural reaction after seeing him. It was just hysteria.

cameron davies

Corrected entry: At the beginning when Michael kills Judith, he puts on the clown mask and you can see that before he picked it up there were two eyeholes but once he put it on there was just a large space and the two eyeholes aren't visible.

cameron davies

Correction: This is a widely accepted filming technique, that properly and correctly shows the POV of the person behind the mask, that has two distinct eye holes. If you wear a mask you won't see two separate images.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: When Michael is going through the dining room, you can see the clock says 10 o'clock. But when he is going up the stairs you can hear the bell chime 12 times signifying 12 o'clock. (00:04:20)

Correction: The clock only chimes ten times.

Corrected entry: In the beginning after Michael goes upstairs to kill his sister, he picks up the clown mask. But right before he picks up the mask the camera runs out of film and they have to reload the camera and there is a half a seconds pause of a black screen.

Correction: This was just him putting on the mask. If you ever put a mask on you are blinded by part of it till you get the eye holes in place.

Corrected entry: At the end of the film when they show the different scenes in stills, the knife is shown on the floor by the sofa. Laurie had dropped it earlier after stabbing Michael with the knitting needle. He then has it again upstairs when she's in the closet. He drops it after being stabbed with the hanger. She picked it up when she stepped over him getting out of the closet and dropped it by the bed. How did the knife get back downstairs on the floor for the final stills?

Correction: The Sheriff has already pointed out that "a couple of knives, some rope, and a halloween mask" had been stolen from the shop, we know 'the shape' has more than one knife.

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.

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New this week Suggested correction: Who says they drove directly there? The sun wasn't setting yet when Annie picked her up and was just beginning to at the hardware store. They smoked some weed, then spent an hour or so cruising around before their babysitting jobs began.

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Loomis: He was doing very well last night! Maybe someone around here gave him lessons.

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