I saw this morning that they are remaking the classic slasher film, Halloween. I have heard of Michael Meyers, Jason X and Freddy Krueger. So I thought I would write a short series on these three famous characters. So this week, I will be writing three articles on each of these characters.
For this article, I will start with Michael Meyers. At this point it is important to note that Michael Meyers is completely fictional and bears no relation to any actual serial killer. If you watch the first movie’s trailer you will see that little boy Michael in fact kills his 15 year-old sister with a butcher’s knife and 15 years later, he returns to kill teenagers around the same age as her using a butcher’s knife. The story is pretty much what you would expect from a slasher film. Something I found interesting is that he is the antagonist in all the films except for one–Halloween III: Season of the Witch. However, this film has no relation to the other films.
Michael Meyers’ mask has been worn by many actors. The mask which was originally worn by Nick Castle and then later substituted by Tony Moran and Tommy Lee Wallace in the final scenes. The mask was molded after Captain Kirk’s mask and then painted white. It was a cast made out of William Shatner’s face. As well as a slew of various actors it has also had a total of 12 films plus a novel, comics and other merchandise. There are now two remakes coming up. One (Halloween Kills) was released 15 October 2021 and a sequel (Halloween Ends) is scheduled for 2022. As the 12 films were released, they created at least two separate timelines and, as a result, a lot of the murders happened in different times in the two separate timelines.
We know Michael was a serial killer, but there\’s much more to him than just being a murderer. For one thing Michael was actually in love with 17-year-old Laurie Strode. Laurie first appears in the original Halloween (1978). He also has a disorder called “catatonia”. This explains why he walks instead of running after his victims. This disorder would disable him from moving whenever he either sits or stands. Something that I found rather interesting: Michael doesn’t harm children. As the pure incarnation of evil, he finds children to be no threat. Teenagers, however, as they are able to defend themselves, became the target of his murders.
As I stated above, this is just a short description of Michael Meyers and the Halloween series. If you want to watch the new Halloween remake, I would recommend you watch at least the original 1978 film as research to provide a bit of background for the remake.
I don’t normally do slasher films, but this one just intrigued me. I’ve never watched it as I normally watch ghost stories. I just thought why not do a series on the famous horror films that have scared and terrified for so many years.
I pray you all stay safe this Halloween, my dear avidReaders.