October 27, 2015 8:09 am

Jake Evans fatally shot his mother and sister after watching the horror film numerous times. Evans wrote he was ‘amazed at how at ease the boy was during the murders and how little remorse he had afterward’ in a confession to police.


Jake Evans said he watched “Halloween” three times before killing his mother and sister.

A Texas teenager told cops he murdered his mother and sister after watching the horror movie “Halloween”.

“I started watching Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween.’ In the movie a 12-year-old boy murders his stepfather, sister, and his sister’s boyfriend. It was the third time this week that I watched it,” Jake Evans, 17, wrote in a 4-page confession Oct. 4, the day after the killings.

The statement, which was released by Parker County Judge Graham Quisenberry Thursday, shows that Evans empathized with fictional serial killer Michael Myers’ complete lack of empathy.

“While watching it I was amazed at how at ease the boy was during the murders and how little remorse he had afterward. I was thinking to myself, it would be the same for me when I kill someone,” he wrote.

Musician and director Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake of John Carpenter’s “Halloween” focuses more on Michael Myers’ earlier life than the 1978 original did. The reimagining delves deeper into Myers’ psychology and some critics even characterized the film’s portrayal of the killer as “almost sympathetic.”


Michael Myers goes on a murderous rampage in Rob Zombie’s 2007 film “Halloween.” Evans said he was amazed by how little remorse Myers displayed after killing his family members.

“After I watched the movie I put it back in the case and threw it in the trashcan so that people wouldn’t think that it influenced me in any way,” Evans wrote.

While his mother and sister watched the presidential debate, Evans was preoccupied with how he would murder them in their Aledo, Texas home. Then he grabbed a kitchen knife like the film’s killer.

But Evans ultimately decided to kill his family with a gun so that they would, he said, not experience as much pain. He stole a .22 revolver from his grandfather.

After over an hour of nervous pacing, Evans knocked on his 15-year-old sister Mallory’s door and said their mother Jami needed her.


Jake Evans poses for a picture with his 15-year-old sister, Mallory, who he confessed to killing with a .22 revolver

“She came out and out of the corner of her eye she saw me pointing the gun at her,” he said. “She thought I was joking and told me that I was freaking her out. I shot her in the back and then the head. I ran down to the study and shot my mom three times.”

He said he went back into his bedroom to empty the shells on his bed and heard his sister making noises outside his room. He reloaded the gun and hurried back to his sister to kill her before returning to his mother’s body to shoot her once more to make sure she was dead, Evans claimed.

Evans is on trial for these slayings but, according his confession, his murderous spree was cut short because he intended to kill his grandparents and his two other sisters.

“I know now that I’m done with killing,” Evans said. “It’s the most dreadful and terrifying thing I will ever experience. And what happened last night will haunt me forever.”