Why there’s no happy ending for Halloween’s Laurie Strode and horror’s ‘final girls’

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the Guardian—Jamie Lee Curtis’s character is still being hunted by Michael Myers, 40 years later. She may have survived the slasher, but isn’t her life still torture? The “final girl” has been vanquishing movie monsters for so long, she’s now a final grandmother. Specifically, she’s Jamie Lee Curtis’s Laurie Strode, who returns for a new Halloween sequel, 40 years after the original. This probably makes commercial sense considering the greying horror demographic, but the longer these final girls’ stories go...

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