Halloween

Corrected entry: When Laurie spots Michael standing behind the clothes line the shot goes from Michael, to Laurie, and back to the empty spot where Michael was standing. However, Laurie never actually looked away from the area, only the camera did, so why is she so frightened when he is gone. She throws the window shut and back away, surely she saw him walk away... (00:26:35)

Correction: She's creeped out by the whole incident, she's not scared that he disappeared.

Corrected entry: In the opening scene, after young Michael comes out of the house with the bloody knife and his parents see him, they only utter the words "Michael?" and stand there, staring at him with their hands in their pockets. Don't you think they would be curious as to why the knife is bloody and go inside? They don't seem disturbed at all. (00:06:30)

Correction: Bad acting, sure, but hardly a plot hole. Given that Michael was carted off to a mental institute, it's pretty obvious that they did eventually do all of the things you mention. Besides, if you came home to find your kid wandering around with a blood smeared knife, you'd probably be a little shocked to do anything immediately too.

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: In the part where Michael Myers is driving down the street, watching Laurie and her friends walk home from school, the camera is supposed to be filming from Michael's point of view. However, they shoot it from the backseat, looking out the window. (You can see the metal grill seperating the front and back.) If Michael is driving the car how can he be sitting in the backseat?

Correction: This shot isn't supposed to be from Michael's view. Near the end of this scene, if you watch it in widescreen view, it shows Myers in the front seat driving. The view is actually supposed to be as if you were in the backseat of the car. It talks about scenes like these in more detail in the pamphlet inside the 25th anniversary edition DVD.

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: 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 Annie goes to her car to pick up her boyfriend Paul the car is locked. she gets her keys and she then opens the car door without unlocking it.

Correction: When Annie opens the car door without unlocking it is because Michael is already in the car. She even acknowledges the strangeness of the event by making an odd face.

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.

More mistakes in Halloween

Dr. Wynn: Now, for God's sake, he can't even drive a car.
Loomis: He was doing very well last night! Maybe someone around here gave him lessons.

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Trivia: Michael Myers' mask is a Captain Kirk mask painted white with ruffled hair and a few other tweaks.

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