Halloween

Halloween (2007)

25 mistakes

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Other mistake: It can't have been 15 years since Michael's mother's suicide. Laurie was a baby, not a two year old toddler.

Rob245
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Suggested correction: You're forgetting to account for all the time that passes between the beginning of the film and when Michael's mother commits suicide. There's specifically a nearly year-long jump between the murders and the sequences of Michael's incarceration at Smith's Grove. (The movie says "Eleven Months Later.") And then even more time passes before Michael's mother commits suicide. (As evidenced by the fact we see changing weather/seasons outside as people arrive at Smith's Grove.) So Laurie (who was a baby that was probably around a year old at the start of the film) was indeed a toddler by the time Michael's mother committed suicide. So the timeline checks out.

TedStixon

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.

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

amycamille1975
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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.

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

amycamille1975
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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.

amycamille1975
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Continuity mistake: Laurie's hair changes from curly to straight frequently in the Myers' house.

amycamille1975
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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.

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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.

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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)

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)

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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)

amycamille1975
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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.

amycamille1975
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Continuity mistake: When Laurie stops at the Myers house she has no backpack. She does in the next scene.

amycamille1975
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Continuity mistake: When Grizzly the truck driver stops at the truck stop, the attendant opens the hood and gets the hose twice.

amycamille1975
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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.

amycamille1975
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Factual error: There's no way a body can be pinned to the wall with the tip of a butcher's knife.

amycamille1975
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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.

amycamille1975
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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)

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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.

Lynda: You know what that dried up fucking bitch did?
Laurie Strode: What?
Lynda: Calls my dad and tells him what I said. Yeah, that C-U-N-T needs to get laid.
Laurie Strode: What did your dad say?
Lynda: Oh, who cares? I'll just give him the little sweetie pants princess suck up routine: "Daddy's little pookie would never say something like that!"

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Trivia: Aside from the more obvious relations between the original and the remake (i.e. "Don't Fear the Reaper", etc), one interesting one is how Michael acquires his trademark jumpsuit. In the original, it's implied he kills a trucker and steals his (we see his dead body in a field left with Michael's robes). Sure enough, in the remake Michael also gets the jumpsuit from a trucker - of course this time the death is plainly visible.

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Question: Why does Laurie drop off mail (that her father gave her) to the Myers house, which is abandoned? Why bring mail to an abandoned house?

rainbowriot

Answer: Laurie's father, Mason Strode, is a realtor who owns Strode Real Estate, and there's a realty sign post in the front yard of the old Myers house. Mason tells Laurie, "They're coming by to look at it later," so we know he's talking about people interested in buying the old property. When Michael sniffs the envelope we see the Strode Real Estate logo, and it presumably contains realtor's paperwork which is pertinent to the sale of the house, and is meant for the people who will be coming by later.

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