Halloween (1978)

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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: 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.


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: 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: 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.

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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Tommy: It's the boogeyman! The boogeyman's outside.
Laurie: Oh, Tommy, stop it! You're scaring Lindsey. There's nobody out there. Now, if you don't stop this I'm going to have to turn the TV off and send you to bed.
Tommy: Nobody believes me.
Lindsey: I believe you, Tommy.

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Trivia: Up until The Blair Witch Project (1999), Halloween was the highest grossing independent movie ever made. It was made with a tiny budget of $325,000, but made $47,000,000 at the box office.

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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: 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

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.


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