Updated: Oct 19
We must admit that part of the lure of going to this fillm is realizing that it spans all the way back to 1978. Watcing Jamie Lee Curtis endure that many years of horror is a guilty pleasure many of us enjoy. But this may be the end of the long running franchise. Ending on top is good news for the HALLOWEEN sequels and great news for Curtis.
Jamie Lee Curtis in Holloween through the years
Jamie Lee Curtis is officially a horror movie icon. Having such a track record over the decades of chasing and being chased by Michael Myers has elevated her to Hollywood royalty. The movie will likely make its way into the film archives for its durability and sustainability over the years. Not many slasher films get such a extensive run and Jamie Lee Curtis has been the glue holding the franchise together.
And now the finale: The final installment if the Holloween Franchise: #1 at the Box Office
The estimated audience for Halloween Ends was 36% Hispanic, versus 33% white. It was also 62% younger than 35. The word-of-mouth looks poor, with a C+ CinemaScore. Regardless of where it ends up next week, Halloween Ends has exceeded expectations in our book. With so many sequels and such, its hard to imagine it landing in the top ten, yet alone at the top of the box office this week.
Halloween Ends is a 2022 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan, and Chris Bernier. It is the sequel to Halloween Kills (2021), the thirteenth installment in the Halloween franchise, and the final film in the trilogy of sequels that commenced with the 2018 film, which directly follows the 1978 film and disregards all other entries.The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Rohan Campbell, Will Patton, Kyle Richards, and James Jude Courtney, and marks Curtis and Nick Castle's final appearances as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, respectively.
THE FINAL FACE OFF
The face off between the protagonist (Strode) and the antagonist (Courtney) have created iconic characters in horror. And then there's a legendary Laurie strode, played by the indelible Jamie Lee Curtis, a survivor of Michael Myers 1978 killing spree who now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and alcoholism. There she is pictured below, and the shot shows that looks can be deceiving.
Curtis plays Strode with an angry passion and grit. She can take a licking and keeps on ticking. She's fearless and she has to be. She's also fed up with the bully killer and thus you want a root for her. One reason is because you want Michael Myers to finally die. The other reason is that, well, it's just fun rooting for Jamie Lee Curtis.
We all know Michael Myers, the drone like killer sporting an old worn out beat up mask that looks like it's been through both world wars and even a nuclear fallout. He's big, silent, scary, and viscous. He's played by James Jude Courtney.
As many times as this story has been told in different iterations, with sequel after sequel hitting the theaters, it appears that it may have lost its steam even though it opened number one at the box office. We suspect the diehard fans propelled it to the top of the box office while competition was extremely weak so there you have it.
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