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Horror fans were excited by the idea of David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” reboot-quel last year, mainly because it brought back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and was said to continue the story set forth in the 1979 classic. What most people didn’t expect was that Green’s film would carry some emotional weight, as an examination of trauma that has haunted a woman and her family for 40 years.
And according to a new interview with Collider, Jamie Lee Curtis explained that the emotional aspect of the film, as well as what’s to come in the next two sequels, “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends,” is what drew her to the remake, to begin with. It wasn’t all about finally getting the chance to kick Michael Myers’ ****.
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“I was particularly drawn because [‘Halloween’ (2018)] was a movie about trauma,” said Curtis. “We have horror movies that are horrific and we have these horrific events take place, but we leave the movie theater and then we complain that the dishwasher doesn’t work.”
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She continued, “The trauma that occurs for these characters for forty years, I felt was very important that David understood that and was really giving Laurie great honor to acknowledge that her experience of her life was very challenged.”
And it appears that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are thinking about revisiting that idea of decades-long trauma in the future films, but not just...
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