The 44-year old battle between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers is finally coming to an end, according to actress Jamie Lee Curtis. She recently took to Instagram to announce her final appearance as Laurie Strode in the Halloween series, as she finished shooting for the upcoming Halloween Ends…..
Set to hit the theaters on October 14, Halloween Ends is the third and final installment of the Halloween trilogy, directed by David Gordon-Green. It also marks the possible end of the long-running slasher franchise, as there has been no announcement of any new sequel. The cult-favorite Halloween franchise contains a total of 13 feature films, including the upcoming one. Halloween Ends will also see Andi Matichak, Kyle Richards, and Will Paton reprise their roles alongside Curtis. James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle will also don the mask of Michael Myers / The Shape again.
Laurie Strode, the character played by actress Jamie Lee Curtis, is regarded as the protagonist of the entire series and the arch-nemesis of the serial killer Michael Myers. The character was portrayed by Curtis in all the films of the franchise, apart from the Rob Zombie-directed remakes. There the role was played by actress Scout Taylor-Compton. According to the critics, Laurie Strode is one of the earliest and most influential ‘final girl archetypes’ in the slasher film genre.
Halloween Ends marks the end of the journey of Strode as well as Curtis with the series. But this is not the first time the actress has bid adieu to the franchise. Her character, Strode, previously perished at the hand of Michael Myers in Halloween: Resurrection of 2002. But she was restored to life by director Gordon-Green in his 2018 reboot-sequel Halloween, who ignored all but the original 1978 movie. This time, as Curtis puts it, the bittersweet journey in the famed franchise really seems to have come to an end for the actress.