A few weeks ago I DVR’d “Halloween” off the IFC channel. I thought this was a good choice as they don’t edit the movies they show. It took me two days to watch the whole thing. I only watched while my son was at school as I knew it was not appropriate for him.
The whole time I am watching the movie I am thinking to myself, “Where is Jamie Lee Curtis? Maybe it was ‘Friday the 13th’ she was in? Am I just not recognizing her?” Whatever, because the movie scared the pants off me. I was so glad to be watching it during the day and well before Halloween.
But the whole Jamie Lee Curtis thing was bugging me so after finishing the movie I googled “Halloween”. I read the plot synopsis and there were some key differences. What the heck did I watch? And how did I miss Jamie Lee Curtis, she was the lead screaming teenager!
Further research informs me I watched a remake version from 2007. What? Sheesh, what a disappointment. Ah, all the nudity and sex make sense now. And now that I think about the clothes and the cars… yeah, not feeling too bright here. In my defense I was a bit distracted by the crazy big guy running around killing people in graphically violent ways.
And now I have to watch the original 1978 version and scare the pants off myself again.
From the 1978 version.