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Fridge Brilliance

  • Danielle tries to set Laurie up with an overweight, out-of-shape schlub. Being cruel to her sister? Not quite. She says their mother called Laurie "the runt of the litter," and expresses concern about Laurie being able to catch a man on her own. So what did big sister do? Ensured an easy, filling meal for baby sister.
  • Rhonda's abandonment of the other children to the zombies. On first viewing, this appears to be an act of sheer spite. But then, remember what Macy said earlier: the elevator could only hold three people safely. With Sara being dragged off, there were four children left. While Macy was probably lying, Rhonda probably didn't realize that. So, she naturally assumed they would push her out and leave her to die.
    • Alternately, she honestly believes that they're trying to trick her again and isn't taking that shit anymore. At worst, she figures they'll have to slog through a mucky quarry-bottom in the dark to find another way back to the surface, not that they'll actually be killed.
    • Or alternately-alternately, she did take a thump on the head on top of all the panic she'd succumbed to. It's possible she was in a fugue state and unaware of what she was doing, in which case the bullies' fate was pure Hoist by His Own Petard for reducing her to such a condition.
  • A lot of stuff. In particular, look carefully at the chocolate bar that Steven gives Sam, and which character is wearing a class ring.
  • Why was Laurie so embarrassed about the Red Riding Hood costume and why did her sister and friends laugh when they saw her in it, despite wearing similar costumes? They're all werewolves. Apparently, it's also tradition for a werewolf without her first kill to dress as Red Riding Hood in order to nab it.
  • In a sense, Steve Wilkin's death was a result of his own failure to follow the rules. Remember, on Halloween night, you can't count on anyone being what they appear to be. Even more so when you realize he told his son to go watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, wherein the character Lucy had advised to always wear a costume that contrasted one's personality. Little Red Riding Hood was the last person he should have been messing with on Halloween, and he should have known it.
    • The last one depends on if he actually watched the movie.
  • Why did the schoolbus kids kill Macy and the other kids, but leave Rhonda alone? Well, aside from the obvious reason — food — they probably didn't particularly appreciate their tragic end being made into a cruel joke. Since she didn't take part, perhaps they decided to leave her alone and not even try to come after her.
    • It's also possible that the schoolbus kids recognized that Rhonda herself has a special needs (she's implied to be on the autism spectrum) and thus see her as a kindred spirit. Macy and her friends taunted Rhonda just because of her mental condition, which likely struck a chord with them, since they were murdered for the same reason.
  • Sam's name. What's one of the names used for Halloween in olden times? Samhain.
  • The party Laurie and her friends have takes place in a location called Sheep's Meadow. Fitting since all the invitees are the "sheep", and the hosts are wearing sheep's clothing.

Fridge Horror

  • Even if Macy and her friends hadn't been killed by the school bus kids, they probably would have died later anyway when they went home and ate the candy Mr. Wilkins gave them.
    • Fridge Brilliance: Not necessarily. Mr. Wilkins made note at the beginning of the film of the "rules" to keep one safe on Halloween. Charlie forgot the first one, but it's possible that Macy and Co.'s parents would have checked their candy. Wilkins' candy would only be dangerous to someone who broke the rules. In the deleted scenes, it did show that they checked their bags anyway after each house.
  • What kind of person will Billy grow up as? His upbringing was horrifying enough.
    • With his dad dead, chances are people will notice, find out about Wilkin's "hobby", and he'll be put into adoptive care after some psychological testing.
  • The werewolves are still alive at the end of the film. They have already killed and eaten people before the events of the film (see Rewatch Bonus on the main page) and will do it again. Sure, this time they killed Asshole Victim Mr. Wilkins, but it's very unlikely that the others were or will be one.
    • And at the end of the day, werewolves are predatory creatures. They kill because that's simply what they do. True, there’s the problem of a sapient predator knowingly and willingly killing sapient prey, but all in all, that's what ordinary people are to them. The antelope to the werewolf's lion.
  • Considering that Emma was killed in her house and Henry was the only other known person there, along with the added detail that Henry's fingerprints are gonna be on the sheets that Henry pulled when he discovered Emma's dead body, that implies that Henry is gonna be accused and convicted of a murder that he did not commit.
    • Not necessarily. Consider that on the same night, Mr. Kreeg was also messily killed, as were the kids at Mr. Wilkins' house, Wilkins's "date", the kids at the quarry, and the victims of the werewolves, including Wilkins himself. Now, assuming Laurie doesn't leave anything behind, it would be very easy and convenient for the police to believe that all the murders were the work of one man, the now missing Wilkins, whose home and yard will yield some very damning evidence to support that narrative.