Will ‘Halloween Ends’ Give Jamie Lee Curtis Her “Final” Bow?

by Thomas Tuna

The end is near. But for whom? And how?

This fall’s Halloween Ends has been billed as the final battle in the long and bloody war between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. And rumors have been running rampant about this highly anticipated confrontation.

Who will finally win? Will either win? Who will die? Will anyone be left standing? Well, Jamie Lee Curtis knows, and she seems to have arrived at a peaceful place over the outcome.

Curtis–arguably the most important Final Girl in the annals of horror filmdom–recently spoke to Salon about her long and celebrated career and, of course, she touched on her most famous role–Laurie Strode.

So, how did it feel to wrap up this iconic and adversarial role? “It was deeply emotional and cathartic,” Curtis told Salon. And she stressed that she has finally grasped the significance of the term “Final Girl”.

The Scream Queen said that “when you call her a Final Girl–I never really understood how important that name was until I made this last movie. And now I really understand it.” And, she added, “I think you’ll be very happy.”

Curtis certainly doesn’t want to give anything away, but those words can, of course, be taken several different ways. Will fans be happy that Laurie finally gets her revenge? Will they approve of her meeting an emotional and cathartic end? What exactly does “Final Girl” mean in this context?

Those answers are still three months away. Halloween Ends–directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier–hits theaters Oct. 14.

The R-rated film is set four years after the events of Halloween Kills, as Laurie and her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) will again battle the evil that is Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney). The ensemble cast also includes Will Patton, Kyle Richards, Omar Dorsey and Michael O’Leary.

With the film’s first trailer rumored to drop this week (perhaps Wednesday), keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Halloween Ends.


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