Jamie Lee Curtis To Receive Award At Film Festival

The Scream Queen better make room for another jewel in her crown.

Mark the date: September 8. That’s when Jamie Lee Curtis will receive the prestigious Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement during the 78th Venice Film Festival, an event that coincides with the premiere screening of her latest blockbuster, Halloween Kills, as reported by Deadline.

Halloween Kills–the penultimate film in the classic franchise that will officially hit theaters Oct. 15–picks up right where 2018’s Halloween left off, as Curtis’ Laurie Strode, her daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson are rushed to the hospital while Michael Myers burns in their house. But the terrors do not end there.

Curtis said she is “incredibly humbled” by this honor. “It seems impossible that I’ve been in this industry long enough to be receiving lifetime-achievement recognition. And to have it happen now–with Halloween Kills–is particularly meaningful.”

The legendary actor–the daughter of Hollywood icons Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh–added that Halloween and Strode “launched and sustained my career, and to have these films evolve into a new franchise that is beloved by audiences around the world was, and remains, a gift.”

Alberto Barbera, director the Venice Film Festival, said Curtis “belongs to that rarefied group of Hollywood actors who best reflect the qualities that are the very soul of the global film industry and its legacy. Her extraordinary four-decade career encompasses more than 40 feature films and reminds us that true talent–combined with intelligence, wit and endurance–are the hallmarks of this unforgettable star.”

Halloween Kills–directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride and Scott Teems–stars Curtis, Nick Castle, James Jude Courtney, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Nancy Stephens, Charles Cyphers and Robert Longstreet.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the Halloween franchise and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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