Halloween is one of the goriest slasher movies of all time, but it apparently saves lives. Original Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis recently shared an emotional moment with a fan at San Diego Comic-Con after he revealed that her 1978 horror flick saved his life during an attempted home invasion.
During a Q&A session at Universal's Hall H presentation on July 20, attendee Joseph Scott got emotional when he detailed a terrifying incident in which a stranger cut his phone line and tried to break into his house. Scott revealed he channeled Curtis' Halloween character, Laurie Strode, as he panicked for his life.
"I was scared out of my mind and out of nowhere this thought came inside of me, 'What would Jamie Lee Curtis do?'" Scott told the panel, which included Curtis, according to Variety. "Our dog, Duchess, bit up these knitting needles and I grabbed them out of the trash and I saw the guy with the knife on one side of the house. I ran out, ran down to the neighbors, started screaming like you did in the movie."
A teary-eyed Scott told Curtis that he feels he is still alive due to her iconic Halloween character.
"To make a long story short, I'm here today because of the way that you portrayed Laurie Strode. I'm a victor today instead of a victim....You're the only reason I came to Comic-Con this year."
"These kind of emotions are real," a visibly moved Curtis said as she embraced her 59-year-old fan.