Halloween

Other mistake: Michael stabs the teen boy who goes to get a beer for his girlfriend. In the closeup, even though the teen boy was stabbed pretty much straight through the heart clear through to the wall, there is no blood whatsoever dripping on the floor or down his pants. If you cut the major arteries to the heart, there would be great volumes of blood streaming down both the front and back of the teen. Even if he missed the heart there should be blood.

logician

Continuity mistake: When young Michael Myers sees the clown mask, Judith's clothing is bunched up together on the floor. When he puts the mask on, Judith's sweater is lying separately from the rest. (00:05:15)

Continuity mistake: When Laurie is in the closet she stabs Michael with the hanger and leaves it up there. When they show all the locations at the end of the movie, in the shot of the living room look near the floor up close - you can see part of the hanger there, even though it was left upstairs.

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Suggested correction: She stabs with the hanger, he drops the knife in which she proceeds to stab him in the midsection. Once he was shot by doctor Loomis and disappeared, the end of the movie begins prior to the credits and we see the knife lying on the floor next to the knitting basket.

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Character mistake: When Laurie and Annie are on their way to babysit, and they see Annie's dad, the cop, as soon as they pull up to say hi and roll the window down, he mixes the two names up, and calls Laurie Annie, and Annie Laurie. You'd think he knows his own daughter's name. (00:32:10)

Continuity mistake: When Laurie, Annie and Lynda are walking home from school, the part where Lynda walks to her house you can see the station wagon on the side of the road behind them. A few seconds later it has moved up the side of the street.

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Suggested correction: This is intentional. Many times, even driving, Michel can be seen lurking in the background and following them around in this car. This is mean to create a subliminal element of suspense and unnerving restlessness with him always creeping about.

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

oswal13

Factual error: As Laurie walks across a street, there's a flash of a tall palm tree in the distant background. In Illinois? Don't think so.

Plot hole: Since the station wagon from the asylum was stolen, it should have been reported stolen along with the escape of Mike Myers. So why was the sheriff department not looking out for the stolen station wagon? We see Myers driving that station wagon freely without being stopped, while wearing a mask in broad daylight.

Plot hole: When Laurie and her friend see the Sheriff in front of the hardware store, he tells them someone broke in and stole "A Halloween mask, some rope, and a couple of knives." Without someone doing a complete inventory of the store, there would be no way to know the specific items that had been stolen, especially when they are such commonplace things as knives and rope in a hardware store.

Jason Hoffman
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Suggested correction: Simple, he watched the security footage.

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Continuity mistake: After Michael hides behind a hedge bush and Laurie and her friend go to investigate, the sun changes between shots.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film the Myers' house is within walking distance of the Strode house, both of which are on one side of town, while the Doyle and Wallace houses are on other considering the driving distance Annie and Laurie had to drive to get to them. But at the end of the film somehow the Myers' house is now within walking distance of the Doyle and Wallace houses.

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Suggested correction: Annie and Laurie took so long to get to the Doyle and Wallace houses simply because they were cruising around town, giving themselves enough time to smoke Annie's weed. After they leave the hardware store when the sun was setting, they continue killing time. That's why it was completely dark by the time they arrived at their babysitting jobs; they didn't drive directly there. Remember also, Tommy walks to school too. If the Strode and Doyle houses were truly a long drive from each other, he and Laurie would've never crossed paths earlier that morning when she drops the key off. All the characters' houses in the film (and both schools) are within walking distance of each other.

Revealing mistake: Towards the end, Laurie pulls off Michael's mask, revealing his distorted face, but as he pulls the mask back down, the distorted face is also a mask as you can see the seam around his neckline.

eaglegrad16

Visible crew/equipment: When Bob gets impaled, Michael steps back to observe. Crew lights are quite visible behind Michael's head as the camera pans back. (01:05:50)

eaglegrad16

Visible crew/equipment: As Laurie heads up to the porch, the shadow of the boom is visible above the door.

eaglegrad16

Continuity mistake: When Lynda and Bob are having sex the phone rings and Bob reaches over and takes it off the hook. In the next scene when Michael comes in with the sheet on, Lynda gets out of bed and walks to the other side of the room to make a phone call.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie the only light on in the house is from Judith's room, which she turns off. Michael is seen walking through a dark house with only the hall light on. When he comes outside after killing Judith every window in the house has a light on. He didn't have time to turn them all on as he ran down the steps.

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

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

oswal13

Continuity mistake: After Bob and Lynda have sex their bodies are closer instantly between shots.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: At the Wallace house, there are windows on each side of the door. They have different designs on the inside and the outside.

amycamille1975

Marion: You're serious about this, aren't you?
Loomis: Yes.
Marion: I mean, you really never want him to get out?
Loomis: No, never, ever... never.

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Trivia: When they were shooting the scenes for the start of the film (all the ones seen from Michael's POV) they couldn't get the 6-year old child actor until the last day so the movie's producer, Debra Hill, volunteered to be Michael for any scenes where his hands come into view. This is why the nails on young Michael's hands look so well manicured and varnished.

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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.

BaconIsMyBFF

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
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