As fans of comedies like Trading Places
and A Fish Called Wanda
will know, there’s a lot more to the forty-year career of Jamie Lee Curtis
than her involvement in the Halloween series. Still, given the impact that the original 1978 slasher movie had on the horror genre and the continuing popularity of the franchise, it’s likely that the actress’ big screen debut as famed scream queen Laurie Strode will always be the most celebrated moment in her varied and extensive filmography.
It’s a point that Curtis herself wouldn’t dispute as she reflects on her time playing the most frequent target of serial killer Michael Myers, saying the following recently:
I recognize that it will be my biggest contribution. Despite writing books for children, all of my advocacy, all of my politics, all of my own personal journey, my legacy will be Halloween.
Laurie Strode's Under Attack