It seems some people aren’t as excited about the newest Halloween movie as we are. Specifically, people who feel that firefighters should have immunity against a masked serial killer who has supernatural powers.
Jessie Streeter created a request to “stop the slaughtering of firefighters” at petition.org this past June. The petition has recently caught online momentum as opening day for Halloween Kills draws nearer.
Streeter says they are becoming a firefighter and it’s disrespectful to kill one, especially after one tried to save the killer’s life. The scene in question comes presumably at the beginning of the film when our Final Woman Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is being whisked away to the hospital after having blown up her house in order to kill Michael Myers.
Let’s let them explain it in their own words:
“I want the scene in the new movie Halloween Kills where they show the Slaughtering of firefighters. It is wrong because firefighters have been lured to houses fire and murdered by the person who set the fire. And it’s wrong that Michael killed the firefighters with the gear from the other firefighters he killed. As a soon to be firefighter I find it very offensive and so does my mom and dad who are retired firefighters. So I want that scene taken out of the movie. Michael didn’t have to kill them in a way they saved him so he should have saved the two firefighters in the house and went on his way to kill sister. There is no reason for that horrible disgusting scene. Especially since it has happened in real life. Like I said before firefighters have been lured to house fires and killed by some psycho in real life.”
The plea has already garnered only 12 signatures out of the 100 needed to be featured on the site. Recently some have left comments, mocking the petitioner for the appeal with name-calling and nasty language.
One person even asked: “Can we start a petition to end this petition? This is dumber than Halloween Resurrection.”
Well yes, actually there is one. Titled: “Stop the petition to remove the slaughtering of firefighters in Halloween Kills 2021,” it was started by Brandi Slavens this past Wednesday as buzz for Halloween Kills harnesses some real fan energy.
“Recently a petition has started on change.org to have the slaughtering of firefighters removed from the new Halloween movie, Halloween kills (releasing October 15, 2021). I’d like it stopped as almost every person murdered in every horror movie ever had an occupation… Murder is what these movies are about obviously. Literally nobody is being hurt in the making of this movie I assure you. The whole petition is stupid. I’m very certain there is a huge crowd of Halloween fans who will agree. Y’all help me keep Michael Meyers on business….thanks.”
So tell us what you think about all of this dear readers, and let us know if you’re going to see Halloween Kills at the theater or stream it on Peacock on October 15, 2021.