Try to bear with me on this one, folks, as it may get a bit confusing. Back in 1988, Michael Myers came back to the big screen after a 7-year hiatus. Last seen burning to death in the halls of Haddonfield Memorial Hospital in 1981’s Halloween 2, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers told us that Michael actually survived being shot in the face a few times and getting burnt to a crisp. Also in H4, we learned of the passing of Laurie Strode and are introduced to her daughter Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris).
Blumhouse dropped a Twitter bomb today with the reveal/Tweet that Jamie Lee Curtis would be returning to reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode in Halloween. While this is not the first time Curtis has revisited her role as Laurie Strode, as shes appeared in the fan favorite Halloween: H20 back in 1998, it is nevertheless amazing to see her in the same clothes, on the same porch, and in the same bad situation she was in nearly 40 years ago.
Halloween creator and legendary director John Carpenter will also be involved in the project as executive producer and creative consultant alongside Jason Blum. David Gordon Green will be directing the highly anticipated film, which is being describe as Laurie Strode’s final confrontation with Michael Myers. read more
Earlier today, Variety reported the estimated salaries of the highest-paid actors in television shows. The narrative surrounding this report is all about how television can be more lucrative than ever before for popular talent, and that actors and actresses are doing very well financially on the small screen. One interesting takeaway from all of these lists is the fact that horror genre talent is almost entirely missing out on this phenomenon.
Geena Davis ranked #44 on the drama list, earning an estimated $100,000 per episode of The Exorcist. The only other performer on any of the lists with strong ties to the horror genre is Sarah Wayne Callies, formerly of The Walking Dead. She ranked #32 on the drama list, earning an estimated $175,000 per episode of Prison Break. That’s all, folks! read more
Many horror fans still talk about the now-legendary appearance of Jamie Lee Curtis at HorrorHound Weekend in 2012. After years of inactivity in the horror community, the original Scream Queen would be signing autographs and granting photo ops to anyone lucky enough to make it to Indiana and also manage to grab a coveted ticket. And better yet, all of the proceeds went to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This was touted as the one and only chance fans would have at getting pictures taken with Jamie, and getting their horror items signed that have gone way too long without being complete with the most precious of signatures. read more
Jamie Lee Curtis is set to direct an episode of FOX’s Scream Queens in October. In conjunction with producer Ryan Murphy’s Half Foundation, the Queen Bee herself will helm episode 8 of season 2. The Half Foundation was founded by Murphy to create opportunities in the entertainment industry for women, people of color and members of the LGBT community. While this is not Curtis’s first time in the director’s chair, it will mark her debut effort in the horror genre. This season Curtis will also be returning to some familiar horror stopping grounds. Similar to the film Halloween II (where she reprised her role of Laurie Strode) season 2 of Scream Queens is set in a hospital. The episode is scheduled to shoot in early October with an air date sometime in November. Scream Queens can be seen on FOX, Tuesday nights at 9 PM (EST). read more
A new trailer for season two of Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens has been released. The thirty-second clip gives a glimpse of the returning cast working in a hospital, which becomes yet another crime scene. Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, and more reprise their roles from the first season. New additions to the cast for season two of the horror comedy include John Stamos, Taylor Lautner, Colton Haynes, Jerry O’Connell, Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas. read more
During the ‘Scream Queen’s panel at PaleyFest, it was confirmed that Jamie Lee Curtis, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourde, and Glenn Powell will be reprising their roles in Season 2. Emma Roberts, Lea Michele and Niecy Nash, along with co-creator and executive producer Brad Falchuck were already confirmed as returning to Fox’s horror anthology series.
Falchuck gave a few details of season two, saying that it was in it’s early stages of writing and will take place in a hospital. He said, “Dean Munsch has moved on to great success, she’s abolished the Greek system in the country…she’s written her book, she’s traveled the world, and is like, ‘I need a new mission.'” She is goes into the health care field, deciding to purchase a hospital and “runs the hospital the way she sees fit,” and takes cases that seem incurable – “cases that no one else will take.” He said that great thinkers and medical students will be drawn to the hospital, including Zaday, who graduated from Wallace College and is training to be a physician under Dean Munsch. read more