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‘Halloween’: A look back at the many lives (and deaths) of franchise heroine Laurie Strode

In this “Halloween,” Curtis is back as a traumatized Laurie Strode who faked her own death so that she could go into hiding. She’s working as the headmistress of a boarding school in Northern California. She’s doing OK, supported by her guidance counselor boyfriend (Adam Arkin), son John (Josh Hartnett) and his girlfriend Molly Cartwell (Michelle Williams). But, of course, Myers finds her and murderous mayhem ensues. (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, LL Cool J and Curtis’ mother, Janet Leigh, are among the classier-than-usual supporting cast.) In the end, Strode kills the man she believes to be Myers.