It’s time for “Yes or B.S.” We give you a statement, and you decide YES, it’s true . . . or NO, it’s total B.S. The new “Halloween” movie with Jamie Lee Curtis opens this weekend, so that’s the topic . . .
1. The original “Halloween” from 1978 was written and directed by George A Romero.
B.S. It was written and directed by John Carpenter. George Romero did “Night of the Living Dead”.
2. The new “Halloween” is the THIRD one in the franchise called “Halloween”, with no numbers or subtitles. Just “Halloween.”
Yes: The first one was “Halloween” . . . the 2007 remake directed by Rob Zombie was called “Halloween” . . . and the new one is also “Halloween.” There have also been two movies in the franchise called “Halloween 2”. This is the 11th movie in the franchise.
3. Jamie Lee Curtis’s mom was in one of the sequels.
Yes: Janet Leigh had a bit part in the 1998 sequel, “Halloween: H20”. For those who don’t know, she’s also the actress from the famous shower scene in “Psycho”.
4. Adjusted for inflation, the original “Halloween” made more at the box office than any of the sequels have.
Yes: It made $47 million in 1978, which is like $184 million today. “Halloween: H2O” is next. It made $55 million in 1998, which is like $107 million today.
5. The villain Michael Myers was named after a real guy John Carpenter knew.
Yes: A guy named Michael Myers helped promote one of his earlier movies called “Assault on Precinct 13”. So he paid tribute . . . by naming a serial killer after him.
Originally posted on October 17th, 2018