Jamie Lee Curtis had a surprise party thrown for her in celebration of her return to her role as Laurie Strode in the recently released slasher flick, Halloween Kills.
The 62-year-old actress was seen posing with several of her friends, including Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith and Paris Jackson, in a snap that was shared to her Instagram account on Saturday afternoon.
The performer also wrote a brief message in her post’s caption to let her 3.5 million followers know that her friends had caught her off guard, as well as encouraging them to figure out who was unable to sit through the whole film.
Good friends: Jamie Lee Curtis revealed that she had a surprise party thrown in her honor following the release of Halloween Kills in a duo of shots that were shared to her Instagram account on Saturday
Curtis wrote that she ‘got kidnapped by a motley crew. Thought we were going to visit a hurt friend. Best surprise party. It was a scream. Pun intended. I did have to talk a certain someone through the gore fest. Guess who!’
The actress and all of her friends wore matching graphic-printed t-shirts that featured an image of the Halloween franchise’s main villain, Michael Myers.
The performer also wore a pair of black sweat pants and stark white Adidas sneakers while she spent time with her pals.
Keeping it consistent: The actress and all of her pals, including Melanie Griffith and Demi Moore, wore matching shirts bearing an image of Michael Myers
Taking it in stride: The performer humorously wrote that she ‘got kidnapped by a motley crew’ in her post’s caption; she is seen in 2020
Curtis first portrayed Laurie Strode in the initial Halloween movie, which was released in 1978 and served as her film debut.
The feature was centered around her character’s interaction with Myers, who brutally terrorizes her and her friends on the holiday of the same name.
Also featured in the film were performers such as Donald Pleasence and Kyle Richards, who was featured as a young child.
The John Carpenter-directed film received generally positive reviews upon its initial release and has come to be regarded as one of the most influential horror films ever made.
Starting off strong: Curtis made her film debut as Laurie Strode in the original Halloween feature, which was released in 1978
Curtis reprised her role as Strode in the film’s direct sequel, which made its debut in 1981 and also featured a performance from Pleasence.
She provided various voices for the 1982 flick Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which deviated from the story that was established by the first two movies.
The actress took a break from the franchise before she portrayed Strode in 1998’s Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and its sequel Halloween: Resurrection, in which her character was killed off.
Scout Taylor-Compton took up the role in the 2007 remake of the original Halloween film and its 2009 sequel, both of which were directed by Rob Zombie.
Sticking with it: Curtis portrayed Strode in several other entries in the long-running slasher flick series
Curtis eventually returned to playing Strode in 2018’s Halloween, which ignored the events of all of the sequels in the film series.
The feature received mainly positive reviews, with many critics describing the project as a return to form.
Halloween Kills was made available to the public on Friday, and the performer’s work was praised by reviewers.
During a sit-down with Griffith for Interview, the actress pointed out that, although the original Halloween feature was dismissed by many, its popularity has endured over the years.
‘It becomes something bigger when it is given the support of the audience. The people who love these movies are so gracious and loving,’ she said.
Doing it again: Curtis returned to portray Strode in 2018’s Halloween, which ignored the events of all previous films in the series
She also expressed that, although many of her contemporaries looked down upon slasher flicks, she had come to enjoy working on projects like Halloween.
‘I’ve done horror movies for a long time, and it took a long time to appreciate, because people in our industry like to categorize things and make them smaller and insignificant.’
Curtis then remarked that even though she thought it would have been nice to have appeared in a higher-regarded feature for her debut, she was happy to have used the flick as a springboard for the rest of her career.
‘My first movie was Halloween. Would I have liked it to have been an Oscar-nominated film? Sure. But, we base our lives on what came our way, and what we did with that,’ she stated.
Coming to terms: During a sit-down with Griffith, Curtis expressed that ‘it took a long time to appreciate’ her start as a horror movie actress