Actress Jamie Lee Curtis says new ‘Halloween’ movie mirrors Jan. 6 riots: ‘A mob of angry people who don’t trust the government’

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis said “Halloween Kills” — the newest iteration in the famous slasher movie franchise — actually mirrors the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.

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Curtis — who starred in the first “Halloween” released in 1978 — told Entertainment Weekly that in the franchise’s 2018 flick (also called “Halloween”), writers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride focused on “female trauma” — and did so “before the #MeToo movement, where women were standing up and saying, ‘Me too, I suffered trauma at the hands of others, and I am not going to be quiet any more.'”

She said the 2018 movie was “about a woman who had been traumatized for 40 years and was taking her life back. Now, you might say, ‘Wow, weren’t they lucky that they made a movie that crested right when the female trauma conversation was happening globally?'”

But Curtis said Green and McBride’s work on the new film “Halloween Kills” in a way foretells the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, as the movie is “about rage, about a mob of angry people who don’t trust the government, who don’t trust the police, who don’t trust the authorities to get the job done. They’re going to do the job themselves.”

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She added to EW:

And then look what happened on Jan. 6 in the United States of America. A mob descended on the Capitol, and were it not for those four brave officers as well as all of the other Capitol police, D.C. police, and civilians who stood up and held the line, [think about] the possibility of what that mob could have done to members of Congress. These people were coming to kill people. That’s what the movie’s about. Now how the f*** did David Gordon Green and Danny McBride know that the follow-up to trauma was rage? So if you ask me what scares me, rage scares me. Unbridled, unrestrained, out-of-your mind rage, that yields mob mentality and mob rule. That scares me.

Here’s the “Halloween Kills” trailer:

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Halloween Kills – Official Trailer

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Anything else?

Curtis has made her sociopolitical sentiments very well known over the last few years.

On the eve of the release of the 2018 “Halloween,” she linked the years of trauma her character, Laurie Strode, endured to the Christine Blasey Ford-Brett Kavanaugh controversy, which was the top headline at the time.

Ford accused then-Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her over three decades before, when they were teenagers; Kavanaugh was soon confirmed to the high court.

“And the heroine of ‘Halloween’ is a woman who suffered a trauma when she was 17 like Dr. Ford when she was 17,” Curtis said. “And it changed and shaped her life, and now she is taking back the power which is what all of these brave women have done.”

Also:

  • Prior to the 2020 election — as tens of millions voted by mail — Curtis was mocked for tweeting a photo of a U.S Postal Service vehicle on a tow truck and adding that the tow truck driver was wearing a red cap with white letters: “Conspiracy? Outright attempt at stealing the election by denying the access of the USPS? Let it not happen!”
  • In July, Curts threw her support behind the transgender movement by saying she and her husband Christopher Guest “have watched in wonder and pride as our son [Thomas] became our daughter Ruby.”

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