Have you ever seen the Halloween Movies? Well, in the late 1970’s, the horror films was in a state of despair until such classics as The Exorcist, Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and Halloween hit the market and then it seemed the horror films had finally met its maker. I can never forget the first time I saw this horrifying flick back in 1978, the story of an escaped homicidal maniac who terrorizes teenage babysitter in a very peaceful suburban neighborhood. Halloween is a night where all the souls are let out to wreak havoc on the living and then, John Carpenter and Debra Hill (1950 – 2005) came up with the story about the most evil kid who ever lived, in a town with a very dark secret and that is definitely what made HALLOWEEN movie work.
“I met this six year old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face and the blackest eyes; the devil’s eyes… I realized what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil.”
Michael Myers former psychiatrist Dr. Samual Loomis, brilliantly played by Donald Pleasence (1919 – 1995). This is his description of a young Michael, inspired by John Carpenter’s experience with a real life mental patient.
Do you know where Michael Myers’ mask came from? This is very interesting. In the script, John Carpenter describes the mask as having “the pale, neutral features of a man weirdly distorted by rubber“. So what he did was sending Tommy Lee Wallace, an old friend of his, who was initially signed on as the Production Designer, scurrying to secure an appropriate mask. He eventually found one of Burt Wheeler’s Magic Shop, which is a small prop store on Hollywood Boulevard. It was a William Shatner novelty mask.
What he did to it is quite amazing. Mr. Wallace widened the eyeholes, removed the eyebrows and sideburns, made the hair look weirder and spray-painted the flesh a bluish white. Believe me, after he got through with it, the mask was spooky looking and didn’t even have a slight resemblance to William Shatner.
Michael Myers New Look! Hmm, pretty much like you would expect him to look. What do you think?
With over nine different film versions of the mask to choose from, Rob Zombie’s Halloween Movie had a new look. It is dirty, slashed and disgustingly realistic. To me, the HALLOWEEN FILMS are the most influencial horror series in the history of cinema. It began in 1978 and it’s still going on strong. If you want to watch a decent slasher series, I have to say that it’s Halloween all the way!
New Halloween Film, “Halloween Dark Days” and this is Steve auditioning for the part of Michael Myers.
There are many faces of Michael Myers but this time, it could have been someone we know. Steve auditioned for the pure evil character and he was very serious about getting into the character for the audition. It would have been nice to see him as Michael Myers, so he could invade Halloween Horror Nights. These Slasher Films has never been my favorites, except for the “Halloween Franchise” and knowing that Steve could have been part of it, would have been even more special to me.
I remember in November of 2014 was when Steve received the exciting news that he got the part for the film. I was so proud of him and I still am because I know how hard he worked to get the part. Steve is the kind of person that will not do what’s easiest. We all know that hard work pays off and my nephew is the perfect proof of that.
These pictures in the video with various masks are from a reel that was done of Steve auditioning for the part.
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Music: The “Theme Music” from the original Halloween movie by John Carpenter (Google Play | iTunes)
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