There are a multitude of glimpses at Michael Myers’ unmasked face throughout the Halloween franchise. The newest films in the series, the 2018 film Halloween and its 2021 sequel Halloween Kills, are no different. However, the glimpses we see of Michael Myers are often out of focus, kept in the shadows, or just too quick to see any detail. This is not the case with set photos from the films. In fact, a newly surfaced Halloween Kills set photo actually reveals not just the unmasked Michael Myers – but the many burns that he acquired from Laurie’s housefire.
The attention to detail is quite incredible. While past Halloween continuities never quite did much with Michael Myers being unmasked, these new films have made the character’s normal face just as interesting as his mask. Michael Myers still has the eye injury from the original film, and on top of that, he now has plenty of burns. One can only imagine how many injuries he’ll continue to suffer in this new timeline – but rest assured, the makeup crew is making sure that he illustrates all of them.
As you can see for yourself in the below set photo shared by Zach Myers on Instagram:
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“So I’ve seen everyone posting their BTS photos of [Halloween Kills] now that the film is out,” he began. “In October of 2019 I was invited to go to the set again of my favorite movie franchise of all time. I had been on a few before. But this one felt special. Here’s some shots I grabbed of my friends working on what now is the # 1 movie in the country. It was amazing to be on set and watch this movie come to life … And thanks to everyone who was so kind and welcoming.”
After so many films neglected to maintain continuity in the franchise, it’s nice to see the 2018 movie and Halloween Kills have been different. Whether you like them or not, they certainly do their best to align with one another and the events of the 1978 film.
Halloween Kills was directed by David Gordon Green who also helmed the 2018 film. He wrote the script alongside Danny McBride and Scott Teems. The film features a cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Charles Cyphers, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Nancy Stephens, Jibrail Nantambu, and Robert Longstreet. James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle both return as Michael Myers.
Fans are currently able to see Halloween Kills both in theaters and on the Peacock streaming service.