Jamie Lee Curtis regrets doing Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (released in 1998). It’s not simply that the movie (according to most people) sucks, rather she’s sad that she didn’t use her influence to make certain original franchise masterminds John Carpenter and Debra Hill were included in the series’ first reboot.
She may have been blinded by dollar signs, as Curtis admits money was her primary motivation for continuing without the duo. The revelation came during a recent sit-down the iconic actress had with Entertainment Weekly.
“Now, to this day, I regret that I didn’t say to everyone, If Debra Hill’s not the one producing this movie, I’m not doing it. But what ended up happening was, she wasn’t part of it, John wasn’t part of it, and I was still part of it, and it was a machine going down the road. I was excited about it, and, honestly, I was going to be paid well. I hadn’t made any money on the Halloween franchise at all. I mean, really, in all of those years I hadn’t really made any money. It just gave me a lot of fame. And now I was going to get a paycheck.”
Though Hill passed away in 2005, Carpenter has returned as a producer and composer for the most recent Halloween movie, which opened this weekend in theaters nationwide. The film has already slashed all previous franchise records and is scoring well with fans and critics alike. It’s currently holding an 80% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Have a look at the synopsis and trailer for 2018’s Halloween below.
It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.
Do you think Jamie Lee Curtis should have refused to make H20 without Hill and Carpenter? Have you seen 2018’s Halloween yet? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!