Ain't It Cool's Eric Vespe begins a series looking back at the sometimes frustrating, sometimes amazing Halloween series. Part 1 focuses on the films focused on Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis.
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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the latest Scream and Shout column. If you're new 'round these parts, Scream and Shout takes a detailed look at the Blu-Ray releases of Shout Factory and its horror arm Scream Factory.
This is going to be an unusual entry to the column. I just couldn't pass up the chance to dive through Scream Factory's massive Halloween Box Set and wanted to get started before Halloween has come and gone.
I'm not the first to marathon these films and I sure as hell won't be the last, but I figured someone out there might want to hear some of my rambling thoughts on this cornerstone horror franchise. This series more than just about any other modern horror franchise is unfocused, contradictory and fractured almost beyond repair... yet there's something to it that keeps us coming back.
I'll be breaking the series down in a little bit of a different way. It won't be chronological, but instead focused on the lead characters. With that, let's talk a little bit about...
THE LAURIE STRODE FILMS:
Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode is one of the most famous “final girl”s in horror history, yet she's not as central to the franchise as you might remember.
Laurie was the first of her kind. She basically established the pure heroine in survival slasher films. When I say “pure” I don't mean Goody Twoshoes boring. Laurie smokes pot and talks about going out with boys. No, Laurie is just good-hearted. Her friends aren't bad people, but Laurie is
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