Jamie Lee Curtis embraces horror film roots with stop at HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis

Actress got start in original "Halloween"

INDIANAPOLIS - Despite getting her start as a "scream queen" in a host of fright flicks, Jamie Lee Curtis had never attended a horror film convention -- until her trip to Indianapolis this weekend.

The actress made a stop in the Circle City to sign autographs as part of the HorrorHound Weekend being held at the Marriott East.

Best known in the world of scary movies for her iconic role as Laurie Strode in the original 1978 "Halloween," Curtis also starred in horror films "The Fog," "Prom Night" and "Terror Train," along with several "Halloween" sequels.

Curtis has shied away from horror film conventions, but she said made an exception for HorrorHound because her appearance is benefiting the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

"People in the Midwest and people in the East are really devoted, and I'm only here to make some money for charity and give fans something that I've never given them because I've sort of moved on," Curtis said. "This is a way to sort of give it back a little bit."

All of the money raised at the event and from her appearance will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

HorrorHound Weekend continues Sunday.

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