Four essential Jamie Lee Curtis performances

In 2018, Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her landmark role as Laurie Strode in a sequel to “Halloween” (1978), and director David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” (2018) (3/4 stars) assumes that none of the other sequels – “Halloween II” (1981), “Halloween: H2O” (1998), etc. – ever happened, in a scary and very worthy 40-year follow-up to the original. With Curtis celebrating her first staring role again, let’s look back at four essential movies by the legendary actress.  Of course, one could pick from a list of horror films, like “The Fog” (1980),…

31 Scary Movies: ‘Frankenstein’

October is the time for ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night, so let’s celebrate Halloween each day this month!   For 31 days, Art House Film Wire will write about our favorite scary movies.  Hey, these films are our cinematic caffeine, because they keep us up at night.  They may not always be your favorites, but these 31 movies present a well-rounded mix thrills, chills, classic moments, and yes, all-out blood-and-guts gore. It’s time to put away the coffee and watch these movies. “Frankenstein” (1931) – Even 80 years…