Video Shows Effort That Went Into The Michael Myers Mask

by Thomas Tuna

For Michael Myers, the mask makes the maniac.

And, knowing that, the special effects and makeup people behind last year’s Halloween Kills wanted to make sure The Shape’s face covering looked just like the original that scared horror fans so in 1978’s Halloween. Check out the video on this page, courtesy of, to see how that was done.

The infamous white mask–crafted from a simple Star Trek prop made from star William Shatner’s face–has been part and parcel of the iconic film franchise for more than 40 years now, and enormous effort went into recreating it for the most recent installment. Some of the minute details may go unnoticed by fans, but just knowing that they are there makes the experience all the more enjoyable.

Halloween Kills–directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride and Scott Teems–is a direct sequel to 2018’s Halloween that saw Jamie Lee Curtis, James Jude Courtney, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak and Will Patton reprise their roles.

The 12th entry in the film franchise–which debuted last October in theaters and on Peacock–earned more than $131 million on a $20-million budget. One last installment–Halloween Ends–is scheduled to land in theaters Oct. 14.

The original Halloween–directed by John Carpenter from a screenplay he wrote with Debra Hill–started the long-running battle between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. That first film grossed an impressive $70 million on a budget of $300,000.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the Halloween franchise.

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