When Halloween III: Season of the Witch released it did not fare well. After two prior Halloween films, Halloween meant Michael Myers to its fans. This is not all that dissimilar to Friday The 13th: A New Beginning which introduced a new killer, replacing Jason. You toy with fan expectations and you get shunned. However, now the film is something of a cult classic and deemed at least original compared to the lackluster Halloween sequels. Personally, I have no problem with the lack of Michael Myers. The main problem comes from its dare I say, the ridiculous leftist, liberal narrative. Granted, I am no conservative at all. Still, this film relies on lame, old liberal tropes on American conservatism.
You are probably aware of the old quote, "It's funny until someone gets hurt... then it's hilarious." This quote itself is something of a joke. We are brought up not to laugh at the pain and suffering of others. Yet, eventually we all do. You have the slapstick comedy of The Three Stooges and other similar patterns, like in Looney Toons. Physical comedy is what describes these examples best. Other forms of comedy exist, and the pain and suffering of others does not always have to be physical. Take any joke of male rape from any film. They do not just joke about the physical aspect. If anything, they are truly laughing at how humiliating such an act is.
The year was 2008, I was in college and the first black U.S. President was just elected. I had no real direction in college at the time, just taking general classes. The victory of President Obama was a big deal. This is the first presidential election for me after high school. Second, I felt it was time for me to finally get involved and be up to date with politics. I knew, however this required much reading and history. All and any issues the president-elect has, they inherit from before. Their problems are not birthed from a vacuum.
I remember a few months ago I was purchasing the new Blu-ray release of Pet Sematary at a Best Buy. The woman ringing me out asked if I could believe they are even remaking the film. She stated it in such an overly defensive manner, acting as if a remake is some kind of high crime. Anytime a new remake or sequel is on the horizon, I always hear someone cry out 'why do we need (insert film here)?' Granted, we do not need any film to be honest. We are talking about a consumer product, not food or water. Hence, I find this 'why do we need' argument to be lacking in any intelligence.
By now you all know of US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's remarks...
In my life I have known a handful of people that give Louis Creed some flak for choosing to bury his wife near the end of Mary Lambert's Pet Sematary. They state that you would never catch them doing this. In fact, even Lambert herself does not understand it in the commentary of her own film. She notes he is only going to make it worse. Adding to this, she states how you, the audience, need to suspend some disbelief just for this work.