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!
Tommy: Laurie, what's the bogeyman? Laurie: There's no such thing.
[Referring to a partially eaten dog.] Sheriff Brackett: A man wouldn't do that. Dr. Loomis: This is not a man.
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.
[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.
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.
According to screenwriter / producer Debra Hill, the character of Laurie Strode was named after John Carpenter's first girlfriend.
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.
The performance of Halloween's musical score is credited to "The Bowling Green Philharmonic." There is no Philharmonic in Bowling Green. The "orchestra" is actually John Carpenter and assorted musical friends.