DIANE James, the new leader of UKIP, has named Halloween psychopath Michael Myers as her all-time favourite fictional hero.
James told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that Myers was number one on a ‘shortlist of heroes’ that also includes Frank Booth from Blue Velvet and ‘Pazuzu’, the foul-mouthed demon who possesses a child in The Exorcist.
She said: “I suppose Pazuzu is the sort of character that’s designed to have a universal appeal, while Frank Booth is every woman’s dream, with his lovely eyes and his gas canister. But for me, Michael Myers is the purest form of hero.”
She added: “I love that he’s unstoppable and I love the way his mask makes him seem utterly devoid of emotion.
“But most of all, I just love that he kills anyone who gets in his way.”