Long live the queen–hear her scream!
In a coronation far too long in the making, Jamie Lee Curtis was honored as the Greatest Scream Queen Of All Time at last weekend’s MTV Movie & TV Awards special.
The awards presentation was made even more special, as reported by movieweb.com, by the appearance of fellow “screamer” Neve Campbell (of Scream fame), who handed Curtis her award.
And Campbell wasn’t the only extra-special guest on hand. Michael Myers himself showed up, and Curtis even had some kind words for her longtime film adversary. “For me, the greatest partnership and the only reason I’m standing here today, is my partnership with Michael,” Curtis said. “Don’t worry–we both had COVID tests and he’s wearing a mask. The greatest mask ever.”
Of course, this is not the end for Curtis, her alter-ego Laurie Strode and Myers. Halloween Kills will hit the big screen next October, and the (final?) film in the enormously successful franchise–Halloween Ends–is scheduled for a release in October 2022.
Curtis began her rise in the horror hierarchy, of course, in the original 1978 Halloween (which marked her film acting debut), and she reprised her iconic role in Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002) and the Halloween reboot (2018).
But there is so much more to Curtis’ genre pedigree. She also starred in John Carpenter’s The Fog, Prom Night and Terror Train, all in 1980. Some of her other notable films include Trading Places (1983), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), True Lies (1994), Freaky Friday (2003), Veronica Mars (2014) and Knives Out (2019).
The actress–the daughter of Hollywood legends Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis–also made her mark on the small screen as Cathy Munsch in the Fox horror series Scream Queens (2015-2016).
The staff of Horror News Network extends its congratulations to Jamie Lee Curtis–the Queen of Scream!