Hal­loween turns 40 with a re­boot

StarMetro Vancouver - - DAILY LIFE - Brian Truitt

Clas­sic hor­ror vil­lain Michael My­ers re­turns in a new Hal­loween.

Un­for­tu­nately for him, so does Lau­rie Strode. Jamie Lee Cur­tis reprises her “fi­nal girl” role for the 40th an­niver­sary of John Car­pen­ter’s orig­i­nal 1978 fright­fest.

But in di­rec­tor David Gor­don Green’s fol­lowup (in the­atres Oct. 19), the ta­bles have turned a bit: Lau­rie has been pre­par­ing for a re­match with the iconic knifewield­ing masked psy­cho — and when he stalks her again in sub­ur­ban Had­don­field, Ill., she’s as ready for him as he is for her.

“In this case, she is well­matched, she is pre­pared, she is fo­cused. She will be the one peo­ple are stand­ing be­hind when that mo­ment comes, be­cause she’s the one ready,” Cur­tis, 59, says.

How the movie also leans into pop cul­ture’s fas­ci­na­tion with true crime at thes­tar.com/movies

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