American actress Jamie Lee Curtis will visit Ireland next month for a special screening of Halloween. Light House and Universal Pictures International Ireland are hosting the event due to take place at a special screening which will also include a Q&A with Irish writer, academic and broadcaster, Sinéad Burke.
The screening is set to happen on October 5th ahead of the Irish release of the latest chapter of the Halloween story. Tickets for the event sold out in under an hour this morning.
A select number of tickets will be available for purchase for this special event
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Halloween sees Jamie Lee Curtis in her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she barely escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Master of horror John Carpenter oversaw the project as executive producer and creative consultant on a sequel that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 horror. Halloween opens in Irish cinemas nationwide on October 19th.
Curtis recently spoke to Deadline about how the film crew came out in support of the actress during the filming of an emotional scene. “The last day we shot was the day that Laurie is alone in her truck, basically going through the trauma again of what happened while he [Michael Myers] is being transferred to a bus to be taken away. And so this catharsis of emotion and rage and repression all takes place with no dialogue, with a girl alone in a truck.
When I approached the truck to do my alone acting work in an empty truck, with 100 people surrounding her, the entire crew wore name tags that said “We are Laurie Strode.” What they were saying to me, what they said in that moment, was that the trauma that happened to Laurie Strode, they were all part of it. They were all carrying her, caring for her, and hoping to deliver her from evil. And that was incredibly emotional for me, just the gesture of that.
It meant we were all in this together, in a way that Laurie Strode never had in her life. And that has made all the difference.”
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