While we got a great look at the back of his head and a hint of a profile, we never really saw “The Shape” unmasked in 2018’s Halloween, now screening in theaters nationwide. Part of Michael Myers’ mystique is that emotionless mask with empty eyes, a look that implies there’s nothing human about him whatsoever. Still, even John Carpenter’s original Halloween gave us one face-shot (a moment that spoke to the banality of evil).
While original Myers actor Nick Castle was on set to pass the torch, James Jude Courtney is the actor/stuntman behind the fish-belly white mask in this year’s Halloween. The actor recently shared a clear-as-day behind-the-scenes shot that shows Myers’ face in all its gruesome glory! No doubt the dead eye is due to a clothes hanger jab delivered by Jamie Lee Curtis in 1978!
If you’ve yet to see Halloween for yourself, check out the synopsis and trailer below. The film was directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride.
It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.