Is The Halloween Poster Hinting At A One-Eyed Michael Myers?
The years have not been kind to Michael Myers.
That was the big takeaway coming out of yesterday’s official poster reveal for Halloween, which showed a tattered, worn-out version of that iconic William Shatner mask peering out of the shadows.
It’s a suitably ominous tease for what is arguably one of the year’s most-anticipated horror movies – Hereditary being a close second – though it wasn’t long before the Internet’s sharpest minds ran a fine-tooth comb over Blumhouse’s official one-sheet. Well, turned up the brightness and zoomed in a little, but what they found could have serious ramifications for the Strode Family as they gear up for one final confrontation against the otherworldly monster known as The Shape.
Upon closer inspection, it seems as though Michael’s left eye is damaged – presumably due to the fact that Laurie Strode jammed a coat hanger into it towards the tail-end of Halloween (1978). If that is indeed the case, this is a wonderful example of Blumhouse’s attention to detail when it comes to resurrecting Myers.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into Haddonfield, Michael Myers makes his return. And though she’s a seasoned expert in handling supernatural threats, Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode will be rubbing shoulders with her close family – namely daughter Karen Strode (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) – when she takes the proverbial gloves off for one final grudge match with Michael.
On October 19th, Blumhouse and David Gordon Green will conjure up a Halloween movie that is seemingly just as terrifying as the original. And no, it won’t be called ‘H40’ despite online claims to the contrary.