Judy Greer, 46, is a Detroit-born actress who has been involved with many recognizable projects over the past decade.
Although fans may recognize her voice as Cheryl Tunt in the FX animated comedy series “Archer” since 2009, Greer has had plenty of screen-time. She appeared as Kitty Sanchez in the sitcom “Arrested Development,” and has appeared in films such as “13 Going On 30,” “27 Dresses,” 2015’s “Jurassic World,” “Ant-Man,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” and the 2013 “Carrie” reboot.
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What Is ‘Halloween Kills’ About?
“Halloween Kills” is the second film in the “Halloween” reboot trilogy created by David Gordon Green.
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Although Michael Myers will forever be the villain of the decades-long franchise, Green took some twists and turns in the latest installment, proving that everyday people can be just as terrifying as the monster they fear.
Most of the film is focused on the residents of Haddonfield, Illinois, who form a mob mentality when they find out that Michael Myers is still alive and are determined to take the law into their own hands and bring down the monster for good. The action culminates at the hospital, where Laurie Strode was taken after she was seriously injured after the events of “Halloween.”
What Happened To Karen?
Fair warning that the following information contains spoilers as to the fate of her character at the end of “Halloween Kills.”
When she finds out that her daughter Allison (Andi Matichak) has joined in the town-wide search for Myers, Karen rushes off to find her at the Michael Myers house, being cornered by Michael. After stabbing him in the back with a pitchfork, Greer is able to steal his iconic mask and lead him away from her daughter and into the hands of the waiting mob.
However, as Laurie narrates from her hospital room that killing only makes him stronger, Myers singlehandedly takes down the mob and makes his way back to his room, where Karen is standing. It is here where Laurie’s daughter meets her grisly end, and gives Laurie and Allison a new motive for revenge in the next installment.
Although Greer was sad to be leaving the franchise, she was happy to be able to play a pivotal role in the film’s conclusion. However, that’s not to say that there wasn’t genuine fear in her eyes when she was filming.
“It was really scared!” she admitted. “That was a scary moment, holding the mask.”
She went on to explain, “There are two masks, and [our special effects makeup artist] Chris Nelson is so protective of the masks, so if I seem really scared holding the mask, it’s mostly because I’m afraid Chris Nelson is watching. Like, ‘She’s not holding it right. And she’s going to break it.’ I wanted so badly to make him happy and proud. So I was shaking because I was like, ‘See Chris, I’m holding it right. I’m holding it right!’”
She also explained how the mob mentality theme helped keep the “Halloween” franchise relevant, saying, “It’s crazy that, in the first one, we accidentally made a movie about the MeToo movement, about a woman not being believed. That was an accident, but I think it’s really beautiful that you can make a movie like this, you can make a genre film [like this]. You’re like, ‘Oh, it’s a horror slasher movie, but it can be actually meaningful at the same time. Why not?’ And I think that’s why people love it.”
When asked about a possible return in the trilogy’s conclusion, Greer just laughed.
“Not looking good for me,” she admitted. “But, hey, one never knows.”