The Untold Story of the Real Person Who Inspired Halloween‘s Michael Myers
One of the most watched scary movies of all times is coming back this month “Halloween”. Since 1978 from the first Halloween movie Michael Myers has been drowning, strangling and beating to the death the residents of the fictional town Haddonfield, Illinois. As we quickly approach Halloween. The iconic Michael Myers returns this month to the big screen in Halloween. So, what is the truth behind Halloween’s Michael Myers? John Carpenter the original film director and co-writer mentioned while attending the Western Kentucky University he had a creepy encounter which helped inspire to create a fictional serial killer. Carpenter went on to say that while in school he had a psychology class and they always visited mental institutes with patients that was seriously mentally ill. Carpenter stated it was this one kid who caught his eyes. He was around 12 or 13 years old and he had a look which is best described by the psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis in the first Halloween movie.
“This blank, pale emotionless face. Blackest eyes. The devil’s eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized what was living behind that boys’ eyes was purely and simply evil.”
Carpenter was approached by Irwin Yablans with the idea to create a horror movie set on halloween night. Where babysitters are stalked by a psychotic serial killer. Carpenter immediately thought back to that one kid at the psych institute with the evil stare that left him with an eerie feeling. From that moment Michael Myers was created.
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