Jamie Lee Cur­tis headed for a hor­ror Down Un­der

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Sydney Confidential -

SPLAT­TER film icon and award-win­ning movie veteran Jamie Lee Cur­tis will be com­ing to the Har­bour City to pro­mote her lat­est project — the re­boot of the film Hal­loween, which kick­started her ca­reer four decades ago. She went on from the hor­ror flick to land star­ing roles in True Lies, Trad­ing Places, Per­fect and A Fish Called Wanda. Cur­tis has said it had been great to re­visit the char­ac­ter in the new movie, which was di­rected by David Gordon Green. “It’s a movie about trauma. It’s a movie about what hap­pens to some­body when you’re 17 years old and you have this hor­ri­ble trauma per­pe­trated on you, and you have no help. “This is a woman who has car­ried — for 40 years, her en­tire adult life — this trauma,” Cur­tis said in a re­cent in­ter­view about the film. “And as we are see­ing in the world to­day, all of th­ese women, pri­mar­ily women, who have been trau­ma­tised in all sorts of ways — phys­i­cal vi­o­lence, emo­tional vi­o­lence, sex­ual vi­o­lence and, in Lau­rie’s case, ac­tual knife-at­tack vi­o­lence — all of those women are hav­ing the mo­ment where they will no longer al­low that to be the nar­ra­tive.”

The movie has been screened at a num­ber of film fes­ti­vals, in­clud­ing the Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, and so far the re­views are glow­ing.

“Green has pulled off what he set out to do, de­liv­er­ing plenty of fresh sus­pense — and grisly cre­ative kills — for a new gen­er­a­tion of younger au­di­ences,” Va­ri­ety wrote.

En­ter­tain­ment web­site Col­lider’s re­view said:

“We fi­nally have a new Hal­loween movie that moves the fran­chise for­ward and re­spects its legacy.”

Pic­ture: Getty

Jamie Lee Cur­tis at Hal­loween Hor­ror Nights at Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios, and (right) in 1998’s Hal­loween H20.

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