Michael Myers has carved his way through countless screaming teenagers over the course of the various Halloween movies, but there’s one who’ll always stand out. I’m talking, of course, about Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode, the original ‘final girl’ in John Carpenter’s 1978 classic.
Though the character has appeared in various films in the franchise, David Gordon Green’s direct sequel to the one that started it all ignores the sub-standard follow-ups and promises to give us a ‘real’ grudge match between Michael and Laurie. And while it remains to be seen what that’ll involve, Jamie Lee Curtis has teased via Twitter that Michael Myers is returning to Haddonfield, and Laurie Strode is ready and waiting for him.
By this point, she’s a grandmother, and when Michael threatens her family she’s forced to dust off those old homicidal maniac defeating skills and show that she’s still got what it takes. Will it be enough to stop the relentless psychopath, though? Time will tell.
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Despite retconning away a full nine movies (some of which aren’t that bad), co-writer Danny McBride has promised that the script will still “pay homage and respect to every Halloween that’s been released.” This is perhaps a hint that we’ll see something along the lines of Laurie Strode in H20, which showed us a Laurie hardened by her experiences in the past films and preparing for Michael’s menacing return to her life.
Either way, it’s shaping up to be an exciting comeback for one of the most iconic franchises in horror history. If for some reason you haven’t seen the original Halloween, be sure to check it out before this sequel is released. John Carpenter’s iconic flick has aged like a fine wine and still remains scary as hell even after all this time.
Source: Screen Rant