There are always folks who have a strong opinion on when is the right time to show kids horror films. Some parents are ok with their children seeing the depravity of the bloody events of Friday the 13th or Johnny Depp’s fatal end in A Nightmare on Elm Street, while others tend to shy away from that kind of thing altogether, sometimes even shielding their children from it with a rather vehement fever.
That leads up to Jamie Lee Curtis’ recent appearance on a podcast. She began talking about children seeing Halloween. The film that began her meteoric rise to stardom.
“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?’… 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.”
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