Comic-Con Fan Says 'Halloween' and Jamie Lee Curtis Saved His Life

Lawrence Kim
July 22, 2018

'Halloween' is known for popularising both the home-invasion trope of horrors as well as the slasher subgenre, and Jamie Lee Curtis' performance as Laurie Strode has been one of her most recognisable roles in a career that's spanned over four decades.

The man revealed that he thought to himself, 'what would Jamie Lee do?' and fought his way out and ran into his neighbourhood shouting for help.

The man spoke during a Q&A for her upcoming film, also named "Halloween", a direct sequel to the original 1978 flick, where he told Curtis how he escaped a harrowing situation in which someone had cut his phone line and attempted to break into his house. Nearly everyone the crazed killer comes into contact with is made his victim: Michael apparently murders at random in Halloween, sparing only a few trick-or-treaters and "a baby who begins screaming shortly after Michael slaughters their mom".

Between tears, he added, "You're the only reason I came to Comic-Con this year".

Curtis left the stage to embrace the fan and gave him a long hug, kissing him on the cheek. Curtis said that the narrative change makes for a richly emotional story about a woman who has been dealing with trauma for 40 years.

Curtis spent several minutes with Scott and even posed for a few photos.

Despite being the eleventh instalment in the franchise, the film will disregard the continuity of the previous sequels and will instead pick up 40 years after events of the original film.

"She lives in complete isolation, waiting for [Michael Myers] to come back because she knows he's going to", Curtis told the Comic-Con crowd, according to People.

You can see Joseph Scott's emotional story and his hug with Jamie Lee Curtis below.

The new film, directed by David Gordon Green, is due in theaters October 19.

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