One of the hardest things for those who followed John Carpenter in adding to the Halloween movie franchise to get right has been the mask worn by Michael Myers. Nothing has matched (or even come close to matching) the soul-chilling look of that first mask, the now-famously-modified William Shatner hood that Carpenter used to such great effect.
But, man, if you thought the filmmakers have had a tough time nailing down that iconic look, wait ’till you see some of the misguided attempts from merchandisers.
Riot Daily composed a list of some of the worst offenders, and it has to be seen to be believed. I wonder how many people who worked on these masks have actually seen the movie? These clearly aren’t based on the great mask from the original Halloween. Hell, any of these masks would be considered the worst thing about any of the sequels, including the one with Busta Rhymes…and that’s saying something.
Blu Gilliand is the managing editor of Cemetery Dance Magazine and Cemetery Dance Online. He actually owns one of these masks…but he’s not admitting which one.