HALLOWEEN SURPRISE FOR STAR
Jamie Lee Curtis headed for a horror Down Under
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.”
Jamie Lee Curtis at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, and (right) in 1998’s Halloween H20.