Halloween

Halloween (2007)

25 mistakes

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Factual error: Federal institutions have strict rules for inmates or patients based on the reason for their incarceration, including substituting metal utensils with safer plastic ones. Despite being convicted of brutally killing his family, Myers is still trusted with a sharp metal fork - resulting in the nurse's death.

Revealing mistake: In the beginning of the movie, when Michael removes the knife from the drawer, you can see the blade bend.

Other mistake: In the original ending, after Laurie is pulled out of the cop car, Loomis is able to reason with Michael to let her go. After he does, he is shot to death by the police. This was obviously changed, but when Loomis is reasoning with him in the final cut, you can still see the police standing behind him. (01:46:00)

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Suggested correction: The police came anyways. He is a wanted killer, after all.

During the timestamp above, an officer standing behind Loomis with their gun ready while he's talking to Michael, but besides these shots, the officer is nowhere to be found. In the alternate ending, this confrontation is completely different as cops are shown actually pulling up behind Loomis. You are able to see that shots from the alt ending are used in the final movie, thus making the mistake valid.

Plot hole: Laurie calls the police from 1987 Winchester drive, and gives them that address. Yet the police responding to the call go directly to 1960 Winchester drive - where Laurie has run to and is now hiding - even though it's on the other side of the street and several houses down. (01:31:30 - 01:33:40)

Continuity mistake: When Laurie's mom is struggling to get to the phone after Michael stabs her, she reaches for it, knocking it off the hook. When Sheriff Brackett calls later on, the answering machine picks up.

Continuity mistake: Laurie drops the items in the mail slot twice at the Myers' house. (00:58:30)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, after Michael kills his sisters boyfriend, he puts the mask on with bloody hands yet he gets no blood on the mask.

Continuity mistake: Laurie's hair changes from curly to straight frequently in the Myers' house.

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Continuity mistake: When Michael Myers busts into the bathroom stall occupied by the truck driver, the glass on the framed advertisements on the opposite side of the stall is broken and we hear glass hitting the floor. When Myers leaves the stall, the glass in the frame is still intact.

Continuity mistake: Near the film's end, Myers crushes Dr. Loomis' skull with blood protruding from several parts of his face. In the following shot of him being dragged into the house dead, his face and head are perfectly fine.

Factual error: When Laurie, Annie, and Lynda are walking home from school on Oct 31st, you see the "fall" leaves on the ground, however the surrounding trees are as green as can be. (01:04:15 - 01:05:30)

Character mistake: When Sheriff Brackett is talking to Loomis at the food stand, he calls him Don. His name is Sam. Even says it in the subtitles. (01:19:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Laurie stops at the Myers house she has no backpack. She does in the next scene.

Continuity mistake: When Grizzly the truck driver stops at the truck stop, the attendant opens the hood and gets the hose twice.

Revealing mistake: In the rape scene, the guard hits Michael in the back with a baton. It leaves an indent in the material of the suit he's wearing underneath his robe.

Factual error: There's no way a body can be pinned to the wall with the tip of a butcher's knife.

Revealing mistake: When Michael is young, at Christmas, Dr. Loomis approaches Smiths Grove. There is snow on the ground, but the leaves on trees are green.

Character mistake: The title card shown after Deborah's suicide states that Michael's escape from the asylum takes place "Fifteen Years Later." Yet the night after the escape, Sheriff Brackett refers to her suicide having been seventeen years ago. (00:38:40 - 01:29:00)

Continuity mistake: When Michael beats the kid in a park with a stick, the attack only lasts a minute yet the new blood on the kids face is dried up, presumably from earlier takes. The dry blood effect is seen in more scenes throughout the movie.

Continuity mistake: 10-year-old Michael has just returned home from trick-or-treating and is eating candy in the kitchen. The black handle of his pumpkin basket is raised in close-up shots while down in other shots.

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Deborah Myers: Again? Again? Jesus, what is it with you and this goddamn school? I cannot keep coming down here like this.
Principal Chambers: Look Ms. Myers, I do not enjoy calling you down here every five minutes.
Deborah Myers: Really? It sure seems like you fuckin' do.

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Question: Why is it that every policeman in the state of Illinois is not alerted to the fact that an escaped serial killer is on the loose, and how would Laurie not know that she is related to the Myers, seeing as she was adopted to a family that only lived 3 houses away, wouldn't word of mouth leak that secret?

Answer: These are all answered in the movie. The institution didn't want people to panic and they knew it would be a huge embarrassment to them if everyone knew a psychopath was able to escape. As for Laurie not knowing. It is explained by the cop that when he responded to the 911 when Michael's mom killed herself he saw the baby and didn't want her to grow up with the stigma attached to the Myers family. He took her, made no record of her ever being there, and dropped her off at a hospital out of state. He then found out that the family adopted her, but I'm not sure they knew where she came from. No one knew she was Michael's sister. Had they known, she would probably have been hounded her whole life for being related to him, as her mom was. (It was mentioned that his mom was labeled Satan's mother because of Michael's actions).

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