Jamie Lee Curtis Wanted To Kill Off Her Halloween Character Years Ago

Jamie Lee Curtis wanted her character to die in the first ten minutes of Halloween: Resurrection

By Douglas Helm | Published

The Halloween franchise just wouldn’t be the same without Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode, but apparently, Curtis would have killed off her famous Halloween character long ago. Variety reported on her comments at New York Comic Con about 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection where she said she wanted to be killed off in the first ten minutes of the movie because she “couldn’t live” with the fact that Laurie Strode was responsible for the death of an innocent person.

Fortunately, the terrible Halloween: Resurrection was scrapped from the canon and now we have Halloween Ends just around the corner.

As the name implies, Halloween Ends will be the culmination of the trilogy that started with 2018’s Halloween. The Halloween that was released in 2018 wiped the slate clean for the franchise, giving it a fresh start after terrible movies like the aforementioned Halloween: Resurrection muddied the waters of the lore. Now, we’ll finally get to see Jamie Lee Curtis’s Laurie Strode and Michael Myers square off (James Jude Courtney) one last time in Halloween Ends.

Halloween Ends is a long-time coming for Jamie Lee Curtis. She first starred as Laurie Strode way back in 1978 in John Carpenter’s horror classic Halloween. With the new trilogy, her character will hopefully get a final and definitive sendoff that satisfies fans and Jamie Lee Curtis herself.

Whether or not Laurie Strode dies in the final confrontation remains to be seen, but it does seem like Jamie Lee Curtis will be calling it a wrap on the Halloween franchise after this. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the franchise is done for good. As John Carpenter puts it “I guarantee you if Halloween Ends makes a lot of money, guess what?”

In other words, Carpenter is implying that if there’s money to be made, then the movie studios are going to try and make it. Even if Jamie Lee Curtis doesn’t return, the name recognition of the Halloween franchise alone could probably get butts in seats. Also, if they continue to strategically release Halloween movies around the holiday the franchise is named after, that’s another way to get people interested in seeing them at the theaters.

Both 2018’s Halloween and the sequel Halloween Kills were box office successes, so there’s no reason to think that Halloween Ends won’t follow the same path. If anything, it might be more successful if long-time fans know that this will be the final fight between Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. This fight has essentially been more than four decades in the making, so there is going to be plenty of hype around it.

Along with Jamie Lee Curtis and James Jude Courtney, Halloween Ends will star Kyle Richards, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Stephanie McIntyre, Nick Castle, Rohan Campbell, and more. David Gordon Green returns to direct the final entry to the trilogy. David Gordon Green also co-wrote the script with Chris Bernier.

If you’re ready to see Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode one last time, make sure to go see Halloween Ends in theaters. Halloween Ends will be out on October 14, so we don’t have long to wait. You can also watch it at home on Peacock.