[Referring to a partially eaten dog.] Sheriff Brackett: A man wouldn't do that. Dr. Loomis: This is not a man.
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!
[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.
Sheriff Brackett: It's Halloween, everyone's entitled to one good scare.
Halloween was shot in 21 days in the spring of 1978. Made on a budget of $300,000, it became the highest-grossing independent movie ever made at that time.
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.
Tommy's Halloween costume is an Alphan uniform from "Space: 1999".
Was originally envisioned by Bob Clark and John Carpenter as a sequel to Black Christmas but negotiations fell through. Carpenter was given permission by Clark to use ideas that the two came up with for Halloween.
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.