Although Friday the 13th traveled to space, Halloween has not experimented with an intergalactic killer, at least not yet. The funny thing is that the mask of Michael Myers hides a reference to Star Trek, one of the most recognized science fiction sagas. Just days after Halloween Kills’ debut in theaters, it’s time to focus on one of the iconic elements of the saga, the killer’s mask.
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The story behind the mask of Michael Myers
When the team on the original 1978 film began brainstorming ideas for the mask Myers would wear, they brought up four different options. They first thought of a Don Post Emmett Kelly clown mask, but with red hair. Then, they also considered placing a replica of the face of former US president Richard Nixon on Michael’s skin. The two remaining options were linked directly to Star Trek: there was a Spock mask and a William Shatner mask as the capitán James T. Kirk. In the end they opted for the latter.
After buying it, they of course made some changes. They removed her eyebrows, painted her white, and changed her hair. They also modified the shape of the eyes. When conducting the relevant tests they realized that the mask was perfect because not only did it give a bad feeling, but its expression reflected a complete lack of emotions, just like the character himself. Throughout the different films, the different creative teams have adapted it according to their needs.
Michael Myers will kill once again in Halloween Kills, which will premiere in Spain on October 22. The murderer has survived his injuries and the fire, so he will return wanting to kill, especially to Laurie Strode, which he has been chasing since the original film. Later, in 2022, we will see the character again in a new sequel to this saga, Halloween Ends.