Well, this is surprising. It turns out that Halloween (1978) and Halloween (2018) scream queen supreme, Jamie Lee Curtis thinks parents that show their kids John Carpenter’s Halloween are the worst human beings on the planet. Ouch.
Specifically, during a recent appearance on Cinema Blend’s ReelBlend podcast, she said, “I’m not demeaning children or saying they can’t handle (violence), but it’s the truth… When I go out to talk about Halloween, even when I was doing book tours for books for children, I would have people come… They will stand there with their five-year-old kid, and say to me, ‘My Bobby loves Halloween, Don’t you Bobby?’
She adds, “And I look at them and I have the meanest, meanest JLC are-you-out-of-your-fucking-mind look of you are the worst human being on the planet that you would show your child Halloween. I have kind of a strong opinion, as you can tell, about when is correct and incorrect to expose a child to that stuff.”
John Carpenter’s original film begins on a cold Halloween night in 1963, when six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He is sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.
Directed by John Carpenter from a script he co-wrote along with producer Debra Hill, Halloween stars Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, and Nancy Loomis. Compass International Pictures unleashed the classic back on October 25, 1978.