In the 1978 John Carpenter movie ‘Halloween’, Michael Meyers was a young boy who apparently went insane and murdered his sister on Halloween night. Fifteen years later, he escaped the Sanitarium and came “home”. Upon returning to his home town of Haddonfield, he begins to stalk his former babysitter, Laurie Strode and her friends.
There have been ten movies in the Halloween series, but Michael Myers was not in the third movie, Halloween 3: Season of the Witch, which was a weird sort of stand alone movie that didn’t feature anything from the previous two films.
There was a reboot/re-imagining of the Halloween franchise Written and Directed by Rob Zombie that ran for two movies.
This 2007 version focused more on Young Michael Myers and his time in the sanitarium. The 2009 sequel to that movie focused more on Laurie Strode coping with the effects of Myers’ attacks.
The Shape’s mask was originally a Captain Kirk Star Trek mask based on the likeness of acting legend William Shatner.
Michael Myers is a fictional murdering entity, Mike Myers is a former Saturday Night Live cast member and comedic movie star who starred in the comedy ‘So I Married an Ax Murderer’
There has been talk of a new reboot/remake of Halloween moving forward without Rob Zombie, in fact John Carpenter is set to return and Produce the new movie, which he hopes will be the scariest of them all!
If you’re looking for a place to start your Michael Myers Halloween binge, there is no better place than the original John Carpenter classic, Halloween from 1978. It continues to be one of my all time favorites!
I hope you enjoyed our look at Michael Meyers, the Shape of Halloween, and remember…
“You can’t kill the Boogeyman!”