The Internet wet gaga yesterday when the first poster for Blumhouse’s Halloween made the rounds. Fans were pleased, commenting on how cool Michael Myer’s “new mask” look. I agree the imagery is arresting, but you realize that’s not what he’ll actually look like, right?
The poster features a wrinkled and tired looking version of the classic Myers mask from John Carpenter’s original Halloween, released in 1978. It’s meant to illustrate the decades that have past, inferring that the man beneath the mask is much older than he was the night The Shape first “came home”. The reason I know this isn’t the actual mask is simple: Masks don’t age!
Well, they do, but not like that…
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If the production team behind Blumhouse’s Halloween are looking to recapture the iconography of the original Myers mask while showing the passage of time, perhaps they will take inspiration from what that prop actually looks like today. Have a look-see at the original mask below and tell me if you agree it looks both creepy and sympathetic.
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Official Synopsis: Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers (Nick Castle), the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
If the film is already test-screening, we can expect a trailer in the not-too-distant future. Stay tuned for details as they emerge!
Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green who co-wrote the script with his frequent collaborator Danny McBride. BesidesCurtis and Castle, other cast members include James Jude Courtney, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak.
Look for Halloween to hit US Theaters on October 19th.
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