PSYCHO HOUSE – Used in one major sequence in the episode and extensively in promotional materials, the whole episode is designed to get Michael and K.I.T.T. to the famous Psycho House.
NORMAN BAINES – This character, played by Kurt Paul, is a gag based on Anthony Perkins’ most famous role – Psycho‘s Norman Bates.
TAXIDERMY – Norman Bates’ favourite pasttime… and Norman Baines’ too, judging by the inside of his apartment: …
2. Hitchcock Movies
REAR WINDOW – The plot of Halloween Knight revolves around Bonnie, who after recently moving into a new apartment witnesses a murder in another residence across the way. This plot was borrowed from perhaps Alfred Hitchcock’s most personal film, the 1954 release starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Stewart plays LB Jeffries, a photographer who is incapacitated after breaking his leg and witnesses a traveling salesman murder his wife in an adjacent apartment. Like Bonnie, he eventually becomes the target of the murderer himself.
THE LADY VANISHES
3. Halloween: Season of the Witch
4. Gone With The Wind
RHETT BUTLER AND SCARLETT O’HARA
5. Battlestar Galactica
CYLON WARRIOR – Simon arrives at the Foundation Halloween Costume Ball dressed as a mixture of Darth Vader (Star Wars) and Cylon Warrior from Glen Larson’s earlier show Battlestar Galactica.
6. Creature From The Black Lagoon