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The week in horror: Jamie Lee Curtis, Leatherface + more

An iconic actress returns to an iconic role, playable Leatherface, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.

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Jamie Lee Curtis joins the cast of Halloween

Mark October 19th, 2018 down in your calendar. That’s when Blumhouse’s Halloween arrives in theatres, featuring a script from Danny McBride and director David Gordon Green, and starring the one and only Jamie Lee Curtis, who revealed in a tweet that she’d be returning to Haddonfield and her iconic role as Laurie Strode.

Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween,”

The new Halloween film will allegedly pick up after the first two films. John Carpenter is rumoured to be providing the score.

Leatherface joins the killer line-up in Dead By Daylight

This week Leatherface joined Michael Myers as a playable killer in the Steam version of Dead By Daylight. In the game, it’s either kill or be killed as you play as either potential victims of some of horror’s most familiar villains, or the chainsaw swinging, knife bearing monsters themselves. Expect the character to be added to console versions of the game in the weeks ahead. The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel, Leatherface, is out later this month.

There’s more of It in the home video version

With It on its way to becoming the biggest horror film in decades, this week director Andy Muschietti revealed that there will be more footage added to the home video version of the movie, whenever it’s released. It already clocks in at 2 hours, 15 minutes. In a chat with Yahoo, Muschietti said:

There’s a great scene… it’s a bit of a payoff of the Stanley Uris plot. The bar mitzvah…he delivers a speech against all expectations in the room… he just goes on with a speech that is completely unexpected, basically blaming all the adults of Derry. And it has a great resolution.”

Muschietti continued, “There’s a very funny bit in the quarryThe quarry scene is extended. After the spitting contest… they’re on the cliff, the edge of the cliff… they’re having a spitting contest and they have to jump. And then Beverly shows up. We opened up that moment and we extended it, and there’s like… it escalates into something that is completely weird and… irrelevant to the scene… but it’s so funny. Jack Grazer, who plays Eddie, does something that is completely bonkers.”

There’s no release date for It on home video, as the movie continues to clean up at the box office.

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on September 17, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, General, horror, The week in horror and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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