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George Harrison, holding his niece Leslie, with his siblings Lou and Peter, Benton, Illinois, September/October 1963 (Photo courtesy Acclaim Press, via Riverfront Times)

“[S]o it was that George Harrison, along with brother Peter, stepped off a plane at Lambert Field in St. Louis and became the first Beatle to set foot on American soil.
And no one cared.
There were no throngs of screaming, frenzied young girls, no gang of reporters, no legions of police, no limo. Instead, there was a twenty-year-old British traveler with a strange haircut holding his bags, standing at his designated meeting spot beneath a replica of Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, waiting for his ride.
Five short months later he would step off of another airplane at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and enter the national zeitgeist, where he has remained.
Louise, then-husband Gordon and their son and daughter brought their foreign uncles back to the house in Benton where ‘our German shepherd Sheba greeted him,’ which George loved, says Harrison. ‘We could never afford a pet when we were growing up. In Benton we had a five-bedroom house, and one bedroom was made into a playroom and they had train sets. When George grew up we never had any toys like that, so he and Pete spent hours playing with the kids.’

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Quotes

  • Paradise lost? Found it! - Leslie Vernon
  • That boy is about to seek revenge over the town that murdered him. He knows this, he says, because he himself is the heir apparent to that throne of terror so long held by the likes of Voorhees, Myers and Krueger. This man’s name is Leslie Vernon.Is this interesting? | Share this - Taylor Gentry
  • Well, I have to be able to run like a frickin’ gazelle without getting winded. Plus, there’s that whole thing about making it look like you’re walking while everybody else is running their asses off. And I gotta stay with ‘em! It’s tough, man! - Leslie Vernon

Trivia

  • When Leslie and the graduate students are scoping out potential victims at the school, Leslie makes eye contact with a young woman. As this happens, three girls can be spotted playing jump rope in the background. This is a reference to the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series.
  • At the beginning Taylor is standing in front of the Red Rabbit Pub. This is reference to the Red Rabbit matchbook found by Dr. Loomis in Halloween (1978).
  • When Leslie first takes Taylor and her crew to meet Eugene and his wife, the car parked in Eugene’s driveway is the same color, make and model as the car seen in The Evil Dead (1981).