While the current installment of the famous Halloween film franchise, Halloween kills, was a box office success, it drew criticism and accusations of homophobia.
Warning: this article contains spoilers for Halloween Kills.
During the film, fictional serial killer Michael Myers was accused of being homophobic because he murdered a gay couple.
If you have seen any of the Halloween movies, you know that the mad, murderous character Michael Myers is capable of killing anyone at any time and for no explainable reason. But now some critics are criticizing the latest film for the specific murder of a few people.
According to TMZ, the death of a gay couple in the film has sparked outrage, with many claiming Michael Myers is homophobic for killing them.
While others on social media have scoffed at the homophobic allegations, most people think the murder of two gay characters gives the wrong impression and adds to the stigma against the LGBT + community.
Members of the LGBT + community, on the other hand, point out Chucky, a new television adaptation of Child’s play film franchise in which the murderous doll befriends a gay teenager and openly supports the show’s gay and transgender characters.
Halloween kills is not the first horror film or series to portray murders of people in the LGBT + community.
In 2004, the cinema At all costs, the first horror film to feature queer characters (and made for queer audiences), centered around a group of gay friends hunted down and murdered on Halloween night by a killer wearing a devil mask and pantyhose. coaching.
And in 2011, “Murder House”, the first season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story, the murder of a homosexual couple took place. It showed Tate langdon (played by Evan Peters) dressed in a black rubber suit murdering Chad Warwick (played by Zachary Quinto) and his boyfriend Patrick in their house.
In addition, no person affiliated with Halloween kills addressed the controversy, including the film’s main star, iconic Jamie Lee Curtis.
Halloween kills is playing in theaters and is available to stream on Peacock in the United States.