Halloween

Audio problem: While Lynda is filing her nails just as Michael enters the scene wearing a sheet and glasses, the sound of her filing continues despite her pausing.

Erik M.

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

Continuity mistake: Before Tommy breaks the pumpkin at the school in the background there are 2 kids, one with a hat holding something in his hands which disappears in the next shot.

oswal13

Revealing mistake: When Michael cuts Annie's throat, notice there's no visible cut or blood at all. When your throat is cut blood is going to pour out.

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Suggested correction: True, but the view we have is distorted because it's shown through the windshield in a dark garage. Blood most likely poured out, but we don't see it because of how it's shown to us.

dewinela

In the documentary, John Carpenter specifically stated that he left out of the gore on purpose. He wanted to film the movie so that the viewer would have a "mental image" of the kills without all the blood. He wanted it to be left to the imagination of the viewer.

Continuity mistake: Michael stabs his sister repeatedly. The amount of blood shown on the knife when his parents come home is nowhere near enough for the number of times he stabbed her. (00:06:35)

Ssiscool

Factual error: In the scene when Laurie gets stabbed by Michael in the arm she falls over the banister - the camera shows a view of what she sees, falling at that angle Laurie would have broken her neck, spine and hip. But it is still weird how she managed to turn 180 degrees in such a short fall. (01:16:40)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the film when Michael is walking through the house, the clocks have different times on them. After he walks by the clock in the living room, it says 9:40. Seconds later, it strikes ten times.

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Suggested correction: This scene jumps ahead as Michael was in the living room waiting for them to finish having sex and the boyfriend to leave.

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)

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.

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.

Quantom X

Revealing mistake: When Tommy is trying to show Laurie that Michael is outside, something to the left of the Wallace house looks like legs moving around in the dark and then jumping up. Presumably, this is Nancy Kynes jumping up into Tony Moran's arms so that he can carry her around the front of the house, which is actually the shot that is used about ten minutes later. Carpenter potentially used this shot of the house either unaware that they could be seen, or didn't anticipate the future change in aspect ratio. (00:45:30 - 00:55:30)

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Deliberate mistake: In the first scene of the movie, we soon realize that we are looking at a house from someone's point of view who has no trouble looking over a porch railing, about 6 feet above the ground. It's revealed later that he is a little kid, about 4 feet tall. John Carpenter deliberately filmed it that way to exaggerate the impact of his little kid killer reveal. Unfortunately, when the kid is standing outside the house with his parents, you can see he could never have looked over the porch railing.

Continuity mistake: Michael is watching Annie in the kitchen. He knocks down the hanging plant in front of the door and it shatters. When Laurie goes to check on her she goes in the same door and the plant is hanging back up. (00:43:21 - 01:12:56)

Amy Emerick Tice

Continuity mistake: The scene of Dr Loomis talking to Michael in his room, scene from the TV cut, shows him sitting in a chair his arms down at his sides. A shot of Loomis then back to Michael show his hands on his knees. Another shot of Loomis then Michael shows his left hand still on his knee but now his right arm's down at his side.

Rob245

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

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Question: I have wondered this for ages. Laurie went over to the Wallace house because she thought they were all playing a prank on her. So when she found the bodies in the bedroom, why did she never assume that this could all just be a practical joke set-up? How did she know straight away that it was the real thing?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Because it was too graphic and elaborate for her to think it might be a prank. Not to mention that there was probably a very distinctive smell to the room.

JC Fernandez

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