Every Halloween Character Wears a Michael Myers Mask

Michael Myers' mask is one of the most iconic parts of the Halloween franchise, but he's not the only character to wear a Captain Kirk mask, either.

Warning: Major Spoilers For Halloween Ends Below

Michael Myers isn't the only character in the Halloween franchise to don the iconic white mask. John Carpenter and Debra Hill's Halloween script described the appearance of Michael's mask as "pale, androgynous features" of a man. The concept behind this is that Miles has to disguise himself as a man, because he can't pretend to be a normal person any other way. After rejecting alternative mask concepts (including Michael Myers' Joker look), Carpenter settled on the modified William Shatner mask from Star Trek. Its eerie blank left an indelible impact on moviegoers in 1978.

Michael appears in 12 of the 13 Halloween films, always accompanied by the white mask. Several other characters have donned his mask over the decades -- usually to poor ends. Compared to characters wearing similar masks (such as Bentramer from Halloween 2 or a resurrected Freddie Harris), the focus here will be on those characters who wear the exact same mask as Michael in a given entry.

The Original Halloween Timeline

The first example is from Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers' "Producer's Cut". I saw the original ending Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) approaches Michael's "corpse" - only to remove the mask to find Dr. Wayne (Mitchell Lane) underneath. Michael changed clothes with the leader of the Cult of Thorns in order to escape, while Wayne handed over the duty of caring for Miles to Loomis; the good doctor howled in understandable horror. Michael is then seen escaping in the Men in Black at the Wynn.

Another of the most controversial instances of a character wearing a Michael Myers mask to date is Halloween: Resurrection. The opening scene recreates the ending of H20, with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) seemingly beheading Michael, killing him. The resurrection instead reveals that Michael attacked a paramedic (Gary Tunickliffe) before H20's finale, rendering him dumb and changing his clothes. So Laurie killed an innocent man instead, and Miles escaped before returning to an institutionalized Laurie.

The Rob Zombie Halloween Timeline

In Rob Zombie's Halloween Part II, which attempted to show Michael a more human side, the mask was given its own notable origin. This is the mask Michael wears when he kills his stepfather, his sister, and her boyfriend Steven (Adam Weissman). Steven put on a mask when he arrived Miles' house, which young Michael stole after beating him to death. In Zombie Halloween 2's dramatic finale, Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton) stabs Michael to death before stepping out in his battered mask to face the police gathered outside. It's implied that the night of horrors has driven her mad.

The Blumhouse Timeline

The 2018 film is the first in Blumhouse's Halloween Legacy sequel trilogy. Like Zombie's remake, this outing makes Michael's original mask a key part of his character. When the story begins, true crime podcasters Aaron Korey (Jefferson Hall) and Dana Haines (Rhian Rees) have it, as they cover the 40th anniversary of Myers rampage. In one deleted scene, Aaron briefly puts on the mask to scare Dana in the shower. Michael's doctor, Ranbir Sartain (Haluk Bilginer), who later turns out to be helping him on his rampage, dons a mask after he kidnaps Allyson (Andi Matichak), apparently in an attempt to create a stronger bond with Miles.

Halloween Ends introduces Rohan Campbell's Corey Cunningham, a teenager who accidentally kills a boy in his care. Corey's pain and rage eventually turned to murder as he tracked down Michael, who had been hiding all this time In the sewers of Haddeonfield - seek guidance. In a misguided step, Corey later attacks Michael/The Shape so he can don the famous mask while committing multiple murders. In the finale, Michael returns to retrieve his mask and brutally kills Cory in revenge.

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