Halloween (1978)

29 corrected entries

(21 votes)

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.


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: 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 missed that. The rest of the correction is still valid, though.


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: 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: Michael Myers escapes from prison when he is 21. He is able to drive a car even though he has been incarcerated since childhood. Where did he learn to flawlessly drive a car during those years?

Correction: Loomis actually remarks in the film that someone must have taught him (probably the nurse who let him escape). This could be the explanation.

Corrected entry: When Loomis shoots Michael and he falls over the balcony, you can see that he hopped over it and did not just fall. (01:26:50)

Correction: Actually he didn't "hop." You don't even have to look closely, on the reversal shot, he just walks straight off the balcony. There must have been a plank that he walked off, in order that he didn't need to jump.

Corrected entry: When Annie is taking her clothes off, her underwear is a solid colour, but in the laundry room it is polka-dotted.

Correction: If you look really carefully, especially on the DVD version, her underwear IS polka-dotted. It is hard to tell unless you look.

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.

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, they aren't strong enough.

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Laurie: I killed him.
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Trivia: Michael Myers' mask is a Captain Kirk mask turned inside out, then painted white with ruffled hair and a few other tweaks.

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Question: Where did all of the kids' parents go that required babysitters for the entire night? Seems like a small town such as Haddonfield would not have many options.

Answer: There are only two families that hire babysitters in the film, the Doyle and Wallace families. Where they went is never explained, but it could be potentially anywhere. They could have gone on a trip out of town for the night, they don't have to be in Haddonfield.


Where did it state this was all night? It could have been a few hours. Remember that in the next one, it is still the same night and stays night through the entire movie.

Answer: Annual Halloween party as evidenced in the following instalment. Dr Mixtner was drunk and was at a party. The Strodes were also at a party, the same one if I recall correctly as the doctor.

Alan Keddie

Also we only SEE two families have babysitters. Other families could have had babysitters. We just don't see this. (I'm not sure if this adds anything additionally to the question asked, tho).

Alan Keddie

And why did Laurie's parents not come to the hospital? Did they not know she was there, even after the news release about the attack?

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