Collectors of horror memorabilia and props know the sad reality about latex. While new masks can be kept in cool dry places for a maximum lifespan, anything screen-used is likely contaminated by sweat, liquids, dirt, and dust—all of which accelerate the deterioration process. It’s heartbreaking that some of the best props in horror movie history have all but decomposed in the decades since their use.
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There’s a lot of speculation going around about what Michael Myers mask will look like in the upcoming Halloween reboot, currently in post-production at Blumhouse. Indeed, Myers’ mask has changed subtlety over the decades since The Shape was first unleashed upon the masses in 1979. I thought it would be interesting to share a picture of the original mask, worn by Nick Castle in John Carpenter’s Halloween and, amazingly, it still looks pretty good! Have a look-see:
Blumhouse’s Halloween is slated to hit US Theaters on October 19th (planned to coincide with the original Halloween’s 40th Anniversary). We’re still waiting on a trailer for the film, directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Miles Robbins.