In 1978's Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis played Laurie Strode, a babysitter who was targetted by an unknown masked assailant. Laurie ran, hid, and fought her way to survival, yet the upcoming sequel to the film shows a much more proactive character who has been preparing for 40 years to face her attacker once and for all. Entertainment Weekly debuted a new image from the film that showcases Laurie's protective nature ahead of the film debuting on October 19th.
In the new film, “A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way. In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson.”
This new film ignores all sequels in the series, which previously depicted Laurie having additional encounters with Michael Myers, who was revealed to be her long-lost brother, though this new film will depict an all-new mentality for the character.
“The first movie I was running more, and in this
At San Diego Comic-Con, Curtis went into detail with ComicBook.com about just how drastically her character had changed in the last 40 years.
"Laurie Strode had something
The horrifying ordeal of the original film didn't only impact Laurie
"And, in the process, two marriages, dissolved," the actress detailed. "And a child, but then the child was taken from her because how can you raise a child...and then the irony, you can imagine [her daughter] Karen's first day in first grade, Laurie Strode walks in and says, 'What's your exit strategy?' 'I'm sorry, what?' 'What's your exit strategy?' Now, today, sadly, every first grader knows what shelter in place means, knows what an active shooter alert means. Our children today are prepared for that horrible
The new Halloween sequel hits theaters on October 19th.
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[H/T Entertainment Weekly]