The new Halloween Kills film, according to actress Jamie Lee Curtis, is about the kind of mob violence that Americans witnessed on January 6, when protestors mobbed the Capitol building in Washington DC.
Curtis said in an interview with filmmaker Eli Roth on the “History of Horror” podcast that the last two Halloween films — Halloween in 2018 and Halloween Kills, which premieres Friday — are part of a planned trilogy she is working on with director David Gordon Green. This isn’t the first time she’s injected unnecessary politics into this franchise. Curtis stated that the 2018 Halloween film included elements from the #MeToo movement, such as women claiming power.
As “we were launching the 2018 movie, it was right in the center of the MeToo movement,” she said. “And so women taking power and speaking truth to power and voicing their experiences as trauma victims was echoing all over the world when we released that movie — a movie about a woman taking power from her trauma against her oppressor.
I think there was this spectacular confluence of life and evolution of women and Laurie Strode coming to grips with Michael Myers. The second movie is about mob violence
We have just in America watched a mob descend on January 6 with nooses and stun guns and members of Congress in the building,” she continued. “And we all watched it on TV.”
Curtis goes on to describe the new movie as a tale of the “mob descending together,” comprised of people who are going “to take matters into their own hands.” Halloween Kills premiered at the recent Venice Film Festival in September and has received mostly negative reviews from mainstream press, describing it as a let-down from the 2018 movie.
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