As “Halloween Kills” is about to hit theaters, Jamie Lee Curtis, the interpreter of Laurie Strode, said that she takes no pleasure in these films. She explained why.
Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis vs. Michael Myers since 1978
In 1978, Jamie Lee Curtis landed his first film role in Halloween by John Carpenter. She plays Laurie Strode, a young high school student chased by Michael Myers. 20 years old at the time, she became a real scream queen. What could be more logical for Janet Leigh’s daughter aka Marion Crane from Psychosis (to whom she also paid a brilliant tribute)?
For over 40 years, Jamie Lee Curtis has played Laurie Strode at six times (seven if we take into account the future Halloween Ends). The character has been totally reworked by David Gordon Green, for his trilogy which began in 2018 with Halloween. Indeed, the director has chosen to ignore the events of the 1978 film sequels. His trilogy stands out as a direct suite To The night of the masks. In it, Laurie lives in anguish that Michael, imprisoned for 40 years, will attack her again.
An intelligent bias as well as a reflection on the trauma lived by the character of Laurie, who makesHalloween an interesting sequel to Carpenter’s film.
“I don’t like these movies, I don’t watch them”
Currently in full promotion ofHalloween kills, Jamie Lee Curtis made an amazing revelation. Indeed, she confided that she did not like these films.
I don’t like these movies, I don’t watch them. I am not a fan of horror films.
she told PA News Agency, before adding:
I am a fan of horror movies. I love that people love them. But I don’t have to like them. I cannot say that they are worthless because they are wrong. People adore them.
At the press conference ofHalloween kills at the last Venice Film Festival which we had the chance to attend, Jamie Lee Curtis had declared to be terrified in front of horror films. And that Laurie’s reactions in the movies Halloween were his actual reactions of terror to Michael.