View Full Version : modern things in the 70's !

06-29-2009, 04:00 PM
well while i was watching RZH on DVD just now ( for the 20th time ) i noticed some things ! since it is set in 1978 how come Linda calls Laurie by cellphone and it wasn't invented in the 70's? and the song ''don't fear the reaper '' although i don't know in what year it came out but i'm pretty sure it didn't come out in the early 60's and we see judith listening to it on her headphones !
soo has anyone else notcied this ? and thinks that these are mistakes ?

06-29-2009, 04:04 PM
This movie isn't set in the 1970s. I think the first half of the movie is set in 1990, and the rest jumps to 2007.

06-29-2009, 04:11 PM
While there's no set time period in the film like there is in the original (other the first half possibly taking place in the 70's and the events of Michael's first killings were fifteen years before he returned to Haddonfield), you could probably assume that Michael's second series of killings take place sometime closer to the present day, so Lynda's cellphone isn't really a mistake.

06-29-2009, 04:27 PM
I assumed the first half took place in the 1970s.

Not only does the clothing style fit that era, if you look closely at the wall next to the stairs, you'll see a picture of JFK.

That fits well into this time frame because Kennedy was still a dominant figure well into the 1970s -- even though he was assassinated in 1963.

(I attached the photo I took just now).

06-29-2009, 04:29 PM
Nice find.

06-29-2009, 04:49 PM
If boo is laurie, than we can assume that at a max 18 years have passed between michaels murders and his escape and that at max laurie/boo is 18 yrs in 2007. If so the earliest the first half could take place is 1989.

Still like the guy above said re the jfk, Nice find

06-29-2009, 04:53 PM
Well Laurie's age is irrelevant, since we don't know if she's 17 in 2007.

Remember, even H6 had a cellphone (though it was bulky and ridiculous).

So it could have been the mid-to-late 90s.

Who knows, though. There isn't anything in the movie that really screams 2007 to me.

06-29-2009, 04:59 PM
Anyone spot the Henry Fonda poster in the beginning too?

If I could take pics, I'd post it.

06-29-2009, 05:04 PM
Anybody know what year model the white Mustang is in this screen grab?

06-29-2009, 05:08 PM
I'm more of a Camaro guy, but that looks like maybe a 95'-97' to me Joe. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

06-29-2009, 05:10 PM
It's most certainly a fourth generation Mustang, which came out between 1994 and 2004.

Here is a 1995 white Ford Mustang.


And 1994 (though small photo).


They look similar, but I'm not a huge car guy.

Danny Strode
06-29-2009, 05:12 PM
And Lynda's cell phone is an early 2000's model. My mother still has that phone.

06-30-2009, 10:09 AM
ive just accepted that the beginning was the early 90's and the second was more 2007
i have no real evidence to prove it thoug :D

06-30-2009, 12:20 PM
well i thought since it's a remake of the original halloween , it should've taken place in the same time period as the first!

Man In Black
06-30-2009, 12:56 PM
In the original script Zombie referred to the events of the first half of the movie as taking place on October 31st 1978 then occasionally skipping forward until settling at 17 years later (the movie worked it out to 15, correctly, as several years appeared to have passed between the murders and the title card). The movie however doesn't bother with placing it in a particular year, but the prequel appears to be very 70's while the "present" is rather non specific and could take place from 1995 to 2007 which interviews conducted prior to release was said to be intentional to make it "timeless" somewhat.

06-30-2009, 01:17 PM
well i thought since it's a remake of the original halloween , it should've taken place in the same time period as the first!

H1 was set in 1978...at the time, a "present day" setting.

Therefore, it would make little sense to set the remake thirty years in the past.

And I can't believe you watched this movie 20 times before noticing that Lynda has a cell phone...or that all the cars are modern...or that the way Laurie dresses isn't even remotely "'70s."

And since it's been well-established now that the film didn't take place in the '70s, this thread has outlived its usefulness. There's already a "timeline" thread that addresses the issue of when the movie took place.