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.
Factual error: There are palm trees visible in several scenes even though it's supposed to be set in Illinois rather than California.
Other mistake: In 2000 a Limited Edition of Halloween was released with 12 extra minutes of footage, filmed during the making of Halloween II in 1981. In order to air Halloween on TV they needed to remove and add certain scenes. In the original 1978 version, Dr. Loomis tells Sheriff Bracket, "I watched him for fifteen years, sitting in a room, staring at a wall, not seeing the wall, looking past the wall, looking at this night, inhumanly patient." In the Extended version, you'll see Dr. Loomis visit Michael in his room, and he's staring out of a window. Not a wall. (00:11:31 - 00:12:38)
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.