[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.
[Referring to a partially eaten dog.] Sheriff Brackett: A man wouldn't do that. Dr. Loomis: This is not a man.
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.
Tommy: Laurie, what's the bogeyman? Laurie: There's no such thing.
Lynda: I can't believe it! We have three new cheers to learn in the morning, I have to get my dress ready and my hair done in the afternoon, the game is at six, and the dance is at eight! I'll be totally wiped out! Laurie: [sarcastically] I don't think you have enough to do tomorrow. Lynda: Totally!
Due to its shoestring budget, the prop department had to use the cheapest mask that they could find in the costume store: a William Shatner mask, from the movie The Devil's Rain. They later spray-painted the face white, teased out the hair, and reshaped the eye holes.
One of the characters is named "Marion Chambers". Marion was the first name of the female protagonist of Psycho, and Chambers was the last name of the sheriff in that movie.
According to screenwriter / producer Debra Hill, the character of Laurie Strode was named after John Carpenter's first girlfriend.