Surprisingly for the genre, all of them were of high quality: Halloween director John Carpenter's ghost story The Fog, the first sequel to Halloween (not directed by Carpenter, but handled ably by Rick Rosenthal) and two entries from the "Golden Age" of slashers in Prom Night and Terror Train. The least known of her films during this stretch is the Australian serial killer flick Road Games, but apart from the original Halloween, it might actually be the best of the bunch.
These horror heroine roles established her as perhaps the biggest "scream queen" of all time. Although Curtis would leave horror for more mainstream fare, she returned to the Halloween franchise in the late '90s and even branched out into the high seas horror of Virus in 1999.
- Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
- Virus (1999)
- Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
- Halloween II (1981)
- Road Games (1981)
- Terror Train (1980)
- Prom Night (1980)
- The Fog (1980)
- Halloween (1978)