Halloween the final night: the story behind the killer Michael Meyers

After the premiere of ‘Halloween ends’ many wonder who was the psychopath Michael Meyers in real life?

By: Natalia Espitia Salazar

Halloween is almost here and it becomes inevitable to think about the famous movie by the murderer Michael Meyers, who by the way is back this 2022 with ‘Halloween: the final night’.

This is the latest installment in a long series of profitable “Halloween” moviesand again starring Jamie Lee Curtis, it is full of scenes of throat cuts, strangulations, fatal falls.

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The first installment of ‘Halloweeen’ in 1978 had a very low budget, so the creativity of the production was what carried the film forward. Tommy Lee Wallace , who headed the department of design and art, bought a mask of Captain Kirk from the Star Trek series, modified it to create the face of Meyers. She opened up his eye holes further and added burn scars to the sides.

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Although it is known that Michael Mayers is a fictional character, many of the followers of the saga still wonder if this story is based on a real life case; John Carpenter director of the saga ‘Halloween, in an interview for the program ‘Fuera de fofo’ he delved into the macabre murderer of the story and highlighted that in reality He is an almost supernatural character.

“He was built not exactly human, but almost partially supernatural. You don’t know who he is or what he is. It has no personality. You don’t know what it looks like. You don’t know why he does what he does. It’s kind of causeless evil,” he explained.

Carpenter added that when he was a student at Western Kentucky University was to visit a psychiatric center and it was an event that marked him, because they went to see the most serious cases, “There was that boy who must have been about 12 or 13 years old, with that look … “.

That almost inexplicable look was described by the director some time later “this empty face, without emotions. black eyes. The eyes of the devil.”

Was a real killer the inspiration for the movie Halloween’?

For years it was said that Stanley Steersa serial killer who killed his parents and sister at the age of 11, would have been Carpenter’s inspiration for the film.

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This man would have been confined in a psychiatric hospital and on a Halloween night the young man escaped and became the most feared serial killer of the 1920s. However, this information has not been confirmed by the director of the saga.

In 2018 the new trilogy of ‘Halloween’ was released and by 2021 the second installment came to the screens under the name of ‘Halloween Kills’ and it was already at the beginning of this October 2022 that the third and last installment was released, ‘ Halloween: the final night’.

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PUBLISHED: 26 October – 2022

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Halloween the final night: the story behind the killer Michael Meyers