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Here is something that has bothered me for many, many years. In Halloween 1978 there seems to be a major continuity problem and it all revolves around the theft of Michael’s Mask. I laid out the events of October 31st in a practical time line and here is what I came up with:

Oct 30th  9:00p.m. Michael escapes from Smiths Grove

Oct 31st  12:00a.m.-4:00a.m. Michael makes his 1st kill (the truck driver)

Oct 31st  4:00a.m-6:00a.m Michael steals the tombstone (night was the best time to do this)

Oct 31st  7:30a.m. Michael watches his sister Lorie walk up to the house (has mask on)

Oct 31st  11:00a.m. Michael is outside the classroom   (has mask on)

Oct 31st  2:15-2:40p.m. Michael follows all the girls (speed Kills)   (has mask on)

Oct 31st 3:10p.m Michael is outside Lorie’s window (prank phone call) (has mask on)

Oct 31st 3:20p.m. watches Tommy drop his pumpkin at school

Oct 31st 4:30p.m. Brackett is in front of the Hardware Store and says “a mask, 2 knives, and some rope was stolen”

This is where I can stop. You see Michael had his mask since 7:30am, but the hardware store wasn’t robbed until 4:00pm-4:20pm. So that means one of the two happened: Michael stole the mask before 7:00am, but the alarm didn’t go off until 4ish, or Haddonfield has the worst response time to an alarm in the history of all police forces. I doubt either are the case, but I would like to believe the first. Let us know what you think. I know I can’t be the only person to ever ponder this.