Scream queen reclaims narrative with other women

Jamie Lee Curtis (centre) takes on masked killer Michael Myers in Halloween with Andi Matichak (left) and Judy Greer (right), who play her granddaughter and daughter.
Jamie Lee Curtis (centre) takes on masked killer Michael Myers in Halloween with Andi Matichak (left) and Judy Greer (right), who play her granddaughter and daughter.PHOTO: UNIVERSAL PICTURES

In horror movies, women have traditionally been the victims.

But in the new Halloween film, Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role in the genre-defining 1978 slasher flick of the same name - and finally gets revenge on the serial killer who terrorised her character, Laurie Strode.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2018, with the headline 'Scream queen reclaims narrative with other women'. Print Edition | Subscribe