By Fred Topel | Images property of Dimension Films
In the original Halloween series, Jamie Lee Curtis came back after 20 years to do H20. That film showed adult Laurie Strode still suffering post traumatic stress when Michael Myers returns. Rob Zombie’s Halloween II shows Scout Taylor-Compton’s Laurie Strode affected only one year after her ordeal. This is her H20.
Scout Taylor Stresses Over Halloween II
“I know our Laurie Strodes are definitely different, especially 20 years later for her,” Taylor-Compton said. “I honestly felt like I created Laurie Strode my own way and Rob’s way. It was more realistic I believe.”
The film picks up immediately after Laurie shot Michael presumably to death. When they take her to the hospital, Taylor-Compton had to act her brutal injuries. “It was very uncomfortable because I was stuck in that journey for eight hours straight. I couldn’t leave, I couldn’t get up or anything.”
Then, a year later, Laurie is trying to get her life back together. That’s hard enough before Michael Myers returns for more killing. “It was a lot for me to do. It was very tough emotionally, really, really tough emotionally. I felt like I was going crazy while filming this movie because I was just always upset or always sad. I honestly felt like I was bipolar. It was crazy because every time I was on set it was just a different feeling. To portray that just took a lot out of me.”
Laurie finds out more traumatic secrets about her past when Dr. Loomis’s book comes out. Worst of all, she has to pay for her own copy. The least he could do is send her a signed copy.
“Yeah, she had to pay for it. Yeah, have you read this book? This is your brother. She had to go to a bookstore and buy it herself. They didn’t send her a copy. F*ckin’ Loomis.”
H2 opens to theaters today.
For the poster, trailer, stills and more movie info, go to the H2 Movie Page.