Top 40 Halloween Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Halloween facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Halloween film message.

Screaming face in Halloween (1978) poster
Screaming face in Halloween (1978) poster
Judy Greer's character wears a Christmas sweater on Halloween in order to "skip" the holiday due to the trauma her mother endured 40 years prior.
Judy Greer's character wears a Christmas sweater on Halloween in order to "skip" the holiday due to the trauma her mother endured 40 years prior.

Halloween Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Michale Myers' mask is actually mask of captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) from Star Trek, with removed eyebrows and painted white.

  2. The moment where Michael Myers passes a baby after killing the mother in a kitchen was a last minute decision - the original scene had Myers murdering her lounging husband but the actor didn't show, forcing the production to scramble for a replacement, settling on an empty crib.

  3. Dr. Evil is based on a James Bond villain portrayed by Donald Pleasence, who played Dr. Loomis in Halloween (1978). Austin Powers/Dr. Evil is played by actor Mike Myers, which is also the name of the killer in Halloween (1978).

Halloween Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Laurie Strode's doll in the asylum is almost identical to the doll she had in her house when she was younger in Halloween (1978).
    Laurie Strode's doll in the asylum is almost identical to the doll she had in her house when she was younger in Halloween (1978).
  • 1 - Norma gives Laurie a motherly advice before she leaves. Norma is portraited by Jamie Lee Curtis's mother Janet Leigh who is famous for being stabbed in the shower scene in Psycho (1960). She even uses the same car as in Psycho (and is accompanied by its theme).
    Norma gives Laurie a motherly advice before she leaves. Norma is portraited by Jamie Lee Curtis's mother Janet Leigh who is famous for being stabbed in the shower scene in Psycho (1960). She even uses the same car as in Psycho (and is accompanied by its theme).
  • 1 - Fun connection between horror film writers and directors: In Halloween (1978) Laurie tells Tommy and Lindsey to run to their neighbors the Mckenzies. In Scream, Casey Becker's father tells her mother to get help at the Mackenzies. In Halloween H20, Laurie says to get to the Becker's.
    Fun connection between horror film writers and directors: In Halloween (1978) Laurie tells Tommy and Lindsey to run to their neighbors the Mckenzies. In Scream, Casey Becker's father tells her mother to get help at the Mackenzies. In Halloween H20, Laurie says to get to the Becker's.
  • 1 - A Cenobite from the Hellraiser franchise can be seen as a Halloween decoration in the background.
    A Cenobite from the Hellraiser franchise can be seen as a Halloween decoration in the background.
  • 1 - Laurie Strode walks past a group of children wearing Silver Shamrock masks from Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)
    Laurie Strode walks past a group of children wearing Silver Shamrock masks from Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)

Halloween Hidden Details

Michael put a specific pumpkin in Julian's fish tank. He went downstairs, got the heart-eyed jack-o'-lantern that Vicky's boyfriend had given her, and put it into the fish tank for added effect when Hawkins comes to find Vicky's cold body.

1 - The escalation of events is also shown visually. Starting with open suburban areas, the scenes become more confined as Myers approaches, concluding in a cramped wardrobe. Great imagery or brilliant use of a limited budget?
The escalation of events is also shown visually. Starting with open suburban areas, the scenes become more confined as Myers approaches, concluding in a cramped wardrobe. Great imagery or brilliant use of a limited budget?
1 - Inside Laurie's bedroom there is a poster of a painting by James Ensor (1860-1949) - a Belgian expressionist painter who was most famous for portraying human figures wearing grotesque masks.
Inside Laurie's bedroom there is a poster of a painting by James Ensor (1860-1949) - a Belgian expressionist painter who was most famous for portraying human figures wearing grotesque masks.
1 - Michael bumps into a kid listening to a news broadcast recapping the events of the previous movie and informs listeners that Laurie Strode was taken to Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, letting Michael know exactly where she would be.
Michael bumps into a kid listening to a news broadcast recapping the events of the previous movie and informs listeners that Laurie Strode was taken to Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, letting Michael know exactly where she would be.
1 - Michael Myers has a milky eye from being stabbed with a coat hanger by Laurie Strode in 1978
Michael Myers has a milky eye from being stabbed with a coat hanger by Laurie Strode in 1978
1 - Jack Black as R.L Stine says that he came up with that Red balloon idea(a direct reference to Stephen King's 'It') and shows the rivalry between the two authors.
Jack Black as R.L Stine says that he came up with that Red balloon idea(a direct reference to Stephen King's 'It') and shows the rivalry between the two authors.
1 - The actor playing Michael Myers had a wrench in his hand to be able to break the window of the car when eacaping from the mental institute
The actor playing Michael Myers had a wrench in his hand to be able to break the window of the car when eacaping from the mental institute
1 - Laurie watches "The Thing From Another World." John Carpenter would later use the same source material his later film, "The Thing."
Laurie watches "The Thing From Another World." John Carpenter would later use the same source material his later film, "The Thing."
1 - /2018): Laurie Strode has a favorite hat.
/2018): Laurie Strode has a favorite hat.
1 - The couple, that is making plans to have sex in Anne's house, joke about ripping Lindsey's clothes off. Lindsey is actually 10 year old girl. That can't be right.
The couple, that is making plans to have sex in Anne's house, joke about ripping Lindsey's clothes off. Lindsey is actually 10 year old girl. That can't be right.
1 - You can see Michael Myers arriving at the gas station with the car he stole, going after Dana inside and killing the wrenchman to take his jacket; all depicted blurry in background
You can see Michael Myers arriving at the gas station with the car he stole, going after Dana inside and killing the wrenchman to take his jacket; all depicted blurry in background
1 - One of the kids is watching The Thing from Another World (1951). 4 years later, John Carpenter directs his own version of this movie, The Thing (1982)
One of the kids is watching The Thing from Another World (1951). 4 years later, John Carpenter directs his own version of this movie, The Thing (1982)
1 - Jamie Lee Curtis watches 'The Thing', which was later remade by Carpenter in 1982.
Jamie Lee Curtis watches 'The Thing', which was later remade by Carpenter in 1982.
1 - When Michael Myers kills Bucky, the power company worker, if you look closely, you can see the actor playing Michael with his eyes closed. (Obviously due to the blinding bright light)
When Michael Myers kills Bucky, the power company worker, if you look closely, you can see the actor playing Michael with his eyes closed. (Obviously due to the blinding bright light)

When the boy and his father approach the crashed bus in the car, you can hear a song playing on the radio. It is the same song Jamie Lee Curtis and Job Carpenter invented, which she sang in the original 'Halloween' 1978 version. This version is made to sound like a radio hit.

1 - Ben Tramer who looks like Michael Myers burns to death. Foreshadowing how Myers would meet his end later in the film.
Ben Tramer who looks like Michael Myers burns to death. Foreshadowing how Myers would meet his end later in the film.

John Carpenter asked Jamie Lee Curtis to improvise a song as she walked down the sidewalk. In Halloween (2018), a professional version is heard playing over a car radio.

1 - When Michael Myers is shot by Doctor Loomis and forces him to tumble back off the balcony, for less than a second, it shows Michael facing forward off the balcony, but in the next shot, he's laying on his back, presumably dead. Original Source: JoBlo Videos Youtube Channel
When Michael Myers is shot by Doctor Loomis and forces him to tumble back off the balcony, for less than a second, it shows Michael facing forward off the balcony, but in the next shot, he's laying on his back, presumably dead. Original Source: JoBlo Videos Youtube Channel

Michael's sister tells her boyfriend her parents won't be home until 10. Exactly 2 minutes 14 seconds later, the clock chimes 10 times

The cigarette lighter Loomis uses to ignite the gas at the end he obtains earlier that night from Deputy Hunt.

Ferguson has a seemingly throw away line while taking to Hawkins in the convenience store. "Don't take no credit card to ride this train." That is a Huey Lewis lyric from "Power of love" a song featured in Back to the Future. Hawkins is playing a Back to the Future pinball machine.

As Michael is grabbing onto Karen, Allyson can be briefly seen charging at Michael with his knife, several seconds BEFORE she even spots his knife lying in the corner. The next shot is then of her helping her mother, with the knife suddenly nowhere to be seen.

1 - Michael's mask still has the hole from when he was stabbed in the neck with a knitting needle in Part 1 (1978)
Michael's mask still has the hole from when he was stabbed in the neck with a knitting needle in Part 1 (1978)
1 - Michael Meyers' shoulder can be briefly seen behind the closet door before he attacks Vicky (the babysitter pictured)
Michael Meyers' shoulder can be briefly seen behind the closet door before he attacks Vicky (the babysitter pictured)

A TV announcer says something like "We now return you to THE THING"

1 - Has a call back to Halloween 3: Season of the Witch by showing off the Silver Shamrock masks
Has a call back to Halloween 3: Season of the Witch by showing off the Silver Shamrock masks

The entire film was shot with a redesigned mask for Micheal Myers. In post production they decided to re-shoot the close ups with a more traditional style mask. If you look closely in the action sequences and wide shots your can still see the original mask.

Laurie Strode's granddaughter, Allyson, says that her family should just put up a Christmas tree and skip Halloween altogether. Later in the film we see Karen, Laurie's daughter, wearing a Christmas sweater.

Official Trailer Reaction/Thoughts

Halloween poster
Halloween poster

Halloween Plot

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Halloween. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Horror, Thriller
Director John Carpenter
Stars Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles
IMDB score 7.8