It's an exciting time to be a horror fan. Rather than cheaply made money grabbers, the genre is in a bit of a renaissance at the moment. Many of the genre's most exciting projects come from Blumhouse Productions, with the acclaimed studio bringing projects like Get Out, Don't Breathe, and the Purge franchise to theaters. Blumhouse is now turning its head on classic horror, with the Halloween sequel that is currently in the midst of production. Fans are eager to see Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode once again go toe to toe with Michael Meyers, 40 years after their battle in the original Halloween movie. And surprisingly, it turns out that Curtis has already wrapped production as the OG scream queen. Check out her post revealing this news, and thanking all the folks who have been kind to her while filming in Charleston, South Carolina.
It looks like Jamie Lee Curtis really made a home when returning to the world of Haddonfield, Illinois. Of course, she was in a different state entirely, but that's not really the point.
The original Halloween movie wasn't filmed in Illinois either. John Carpenter's classic slasher was filmed in just 20 days on location in California. As such, some palm trees famously make it into the final cut of the film, despite not being native to Illinois. But considering the bare budget and scrappy way Halloween came about, this should come as no great surprise. The palm trees have since become a fan favorite point of contention for the classic movie.
While Jamie Lee Curtis has wrapped her role in Halloween, it's unclear if the overall film has finished shooting. Curtis seems to be narrating her own experience, rather than announcing that principal photography had wrapped. This may lead some to wonder how large Curtis' role is as Laurie Strode.
Indeed, the new Halloween movie does have two other Strode women to focus on. Laurie's daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson are being played by Judy Greer and Andi Matichak respectively. The dynamic between the three women will no doubt be an important aspect of the film, and having more lead characters no doubt helped ease Curtis' schedule on the sequel.
After wrapping, Jamie Lee Curtis also posted an adorable photo with her onscreen family, complete with matching t-shirts.
How cute is that? I'm really hoping that the three actresses just accidentally wore these outfits one day, resulting in this adorable Strode Family Photo. But smart money also says it was Jamie Lee Curtis herself who got the girls together. She just has that kind of spirit.
Halloween will arrive in theaters October 19, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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