[After yelling a smart remark to Michael Myers] Annie: Geez, can't he take a joke? Laurie: You know what, Annie? One of these days you're going to get us all into deep trouble.
Nurse Chambers: Don't you think it would be better if you referred to "it" as "him"? Dr. Loomis: If you say so. Nurse Chambers: Your compassion's overwhelming, doctor.
Tommy: Laurie, what's the bogeyman? Laurie: There's no such thing.
[After Michael falls off the balcony] Laurie: Was that the bogeyman? Dr. Loomis: As a matter of fact... it was!
Laurie: I saw Mr. Riddle in his backyard, he was watching me. Annie: Mr. Riddle was watching you? Laurie! Mr. Riddle is eighty-seven! Laurie: He can still watch. Annie: That's probably all he can do.
Director John Carpenter was raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In one scene, the subtitle on the screen depicts the location as "Smiths Grove, Illinois." Smiths Grove, Kentucky, is a small town of about 600 people 15 miles from Bowling Green. There are many other references to other local towns and landmarks.
Halloween takes place primarily in fictional Haddonfield, Illinois. Haddonfield, NJ is the home town of screenwriter Debra Hill.
All of the actors wore their own clothes, since there was no money for a costume department. Jamie Lee Curtis went to J.C. Penney for Laurie Strode's wardrobe. She spent less than a hundred dollars for the entire set.