Last night we had “Roomie Dinner and a Movie Night,” something we don’t get to do very often. We chose Halloween and truthfully, it was only because Maddie said the Halloween movie selection at the Library blew. Ironic?
Even though I’ve seen this Jamie Lee Curtis flick before, today I saw the classic in a fresh light and it allowed me to draw some new conclusions which I hope to share with you today.
First, if someone is trying to kill you and drops his knife while simultaneously dropping to the ground, you pick up the knife. You pick up the knife and you don’t let it go because your killer is probably coming back to life when (and only when) your back is turned.
Second and finally, while it is no one’s fault that a psychopath with no soul escapes and runs around killing innocent horny teenagers, I wouldn’t exactly call them innocent in regards to one thing: fashion. Who is to say that fashion couldn’t have saved them all?
Frankly, I don’t know what was supposed to be more horrifying, Michael Myers or Jamie Lee Curtis’ forest green turtle neck with pale cardigan combo.
I can’t help but wonder if Myers would have thrown her a bone had she chosen to wear a decent pair of Seven jeans and a peplum top. Did she ever really stand a chance against him in that outfit? Not only could their wardrobe so obviously ignite the hatred of a lunatic, but it also could have protected them from the imminent death they were facing. I’m telling you, if any of them had even the homeliest of heels on they could have tried to kill him with that instead of that knitting needle (come on JLC, a knitting needle?) However one can’t accuse him of only going after her for her absurd outfit choices…
Her hair alone could have made him want to kill her. I only wish he would have tried talking to her about it, first. Tried convincing her and her similarly dressed cohorts that all they needed was a blowout and a fitted top. Instead he goes right for the knife, but you know what, sometimes a person can only take so much.
Had they decided on a life of style and some self-respecting hair, I assure you they would never have found themselves the target of Michael Myers. You should think about this next time you leave your house.
Especially in a pair of shoes that couldn’t double as weapons.