The film retcons the previous sequels out of existence and serves as a direct sequel to the original film.
Strode also has a lead role in the Halloween expanded universe, appearing in the novelizations and merchandise based on the films.
A new version of Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) appears in the Rob Zombie remake (2007).
Hall), their mother (Sheri Moon Zombie) is unable to cope and commits suicide.
Her attire is based on the outfit she wore during the final scenes of the original Halloween (1978), while her facial features are based on her comic book incarnation.
In academic materials, Strode is widely cited as one of the earliest and most influential examples of the "final girl" slasher film archetype.In this timeline, Laurie has faked her death in a car accident as a way of escaping her murderous brother, whose body was not found after Halloween II.She is now living under the name Keri Tate, and works as the headmistress of a California private school, where her teenage son John (Josh Hartnett) is a student.The infant Laurie is discovered by Sheriff Brackett (Brad Dourif), who omits her from the records for her own protection, and she is eventually adopted by the Strode family.However, since she was only an infant, she does not understand and stabs him with his own knife.Jamie Lee Curtis portrayed the role in the original run of the series, with Scout Taylor-Compton taking the role in Rob Zombie's remake and its sequel.In September 2017, it was announced that Curtis signed on to reprise her role in Halloween, which was released in October 2018.Curtis reprised her role as Laurie Strode in Halloween (2018).Trapping him inside the basement safe room, Laurie, Karen and Allyson set the house ablaze, and the trio escapes in the back of a passing pickup truck.Upon learning who attacked her, Laurie asks "Why me?!" Laurie says she does know that she was adopted and has a few dreams that offer vague insights into her real identity.