“Halloween needs to return to its traditions. I feel like the movies have gotten away from that… Michael is not just a human being; he’s a force of nature, like the wind. That’s what makes him so scary. We made the original Halloween for very little money. At heart it’s just a good, scary story, and that’s why it works. 38 years later, I’m going to help to try to make the tenth sequel the scariest of them all.”
The Halloween witch is portrayed stirring a large
cauldron over a blazing fire, plastic replicas of the witch’s cauldron are sold
in shops every October among other Halloween decorations. They have a far more
important function than acting as containers for holding trick-or-treat candy
or wassail at Halloween parties.
The cauldron has long been regarded as one of the many
symbols of Halloween, and one that has been linked to the Old Religion since
ancient times. It is a very powerful symbol, and one that invokes an aura of
magic just by it’s image. It is an important magical tool that combines the
influence of the ancient elements of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth.
Additionally, the cauldron is the symbol of
transformation, enlightenment, and wisdom. Since medieval times, cauldrons have
been used not only for boiling water and cooking food, but also for simmering
magical brews, poisons, and healing potions. They also have been utilized as
tools of divination, containers of sacred fires and incense.
Ancient Irish folklore is rich with tales of wondrous
cauldrons that never run out of food at a feast, it is also said that bad luck
will befall any witch who brews a potion in a cauldron belonging to another.
The use of the cauldron as a powerful magical tool has not diminished through
the ages. In contemporary witchcraft, it is still regarded as an important part
of a witch’s spell.