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Michael Myers is back in these first photos from Halloween!

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If you had to stack up cinema’s greatest movie maniacs and examine them, there’d be something deeply unsettling about Halloween’s Michael Myers. Take Freddy Krueger for instance: A cackling dream demon who uses your own fears against you, but is still a very (horrible) human character who relishes what he does. Pinhead from Hellraiser?

An explorer of the unknown pleasures, that usually revolves around ripping people apart with meat hooks and dragging them back to his dimension. Horror movie characters of that type have personality, ambition and goals. Which is why Michael Myers stands out. He’s basically mute, single-minded and he simply is. He’s a shape of evil, driven by a single desire to murder his family and virtually unstoppable.

There’s nothing grand about him, he’s a void of emotion and a hulking blank canvas of death that simply does what he does. He’s evil incarnate, distilled and poured into a formidable physical frame that wastes no time on catchphrases or elaborate traps. In the upcoming Halloween sequel that takes place directly after the first film and ignores everything else, it’s that very evil which awakens once again. Check him out below, in these new images and a film synopsis from USA Today:

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Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Man, William Shatner is looking a bit rough. Ha! Halloween fan jokes! I like what I’m seeing here so far. It’s Michael Myers in his Sunday slaughtering best: Coveralls and an aging mask that hides the whites of his eyes and makes him appear even more inhuman. Here’s my question: Is this version of Michael still a deadly force to be reckoned with after spending four decades in isolation? Has age crept up on him? I’m curious to see.

Halloween is out on October 19 and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia “Ginny” Gardener, Dylan Arnold, Drew Scheid, and Miles Robbins. As for the infamous Shape himself? That’ll be handled by Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney.

Last Updated: June 6, 2018


  1. RinceThis

    June 6, 2018 at 16:02

    Aaaaand. the ending will be us thinking he is dead, and he isn’t. Because yawn. Sorry, never liked these movies. Freddy was WAY more fun to watch. At least he had character.


    • HvR

      June 6, 2018 at 17:37

      Jip give it a proper twist …. like Mike Myers being played by Mike Myers


  2. Admiral Chief

    June 6, 2018 at 16:39

    It’s still not dead, Jim


  3. MaSeKind

    June 6, 2018 at 18:00

    Bastard hasn’t aged a day, and I’m starting to go grey. Seems like Jamie Lee Curtis has gotten the worst of it though


    • Original Heretic

      June 6, 2018 at 18:02

      She was haaaaaaawt.
      And is still huge Street Fighter fan!


      • MaSeKind

        June 6, 2018 at 18:50

        Was? She’s actually looking good for someone turning 60 in a few months.
        (I just don’t remember her having such, umm, expansive assets.)


        • Original Heretic

          June 7, 2018 at 08:09

          Um, perhaps you should watch Fierce Creatures. All I’m sayin’,


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