I joined the talented team at the “Munsons at the Movies” podcast to talk about the life, legacy, career, and influence of Jamie Lee Curtis.
Recently, I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to join the Halloween Special episode of my new favorite podcast, Munsons at the Movies, to chat about horror royalty, Jamie Lee Curtis.
It was a dream come true. Not only could I gush about JLC for hours (which we did!), but I was so impressed by how passionate and professional the hosts were. These guys really know their stuff. They do an extensive amount of prep work for each episode, which I love being a little research nerd myself.
Each episode on the Munsons at the Movies podcast, the hosts, along with their special guest, randomly select an actor and rank their body of work on the Munson Meter.
Your hosts are Craig Case, James D’Imperio, Kyle Hickman, Mark Rigby, and Warren Hicks. Each of them picks one of the important films in an actor’s filmography to cover in-depth, including the actor’s first feature film, their film with the largest critic gap, lowest critic score, highest critic score, and largest audience gap.
They were kind enough to let me take Jamie’s first feature film — and my favorite horror film of all the time, the one that first made me fall in love with the genre — John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978). I coo about what the makes the film such a landmark in the genre and why Jamie Lee’s performance as Laurie Strode is so iconic and influential.
Of course, we also talk about her other horror hits — including The Fog, Prom Night, and Terror Train — as well as her entire impressive career in film and television, plus her other personal and professional endeavors that make her such a beloved talent. And while we didn’t love every project she’s been involved in, she still scores big on the Munson meter for very good reason. Tune in to find out why.
PS: It’s a long one, and that’s with us cutting an hour of great discussion out! But, trust me, it’s worth it. If you love Jamie Lee like I do, this is a must listen.
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