Michael Myers To Be Mask-less For Most Of Halloween 2

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

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One of the things fans of the original Halloween (and the character of Michael Myers) would consider most important would be the mask. Even for those who may not have seen the film, the look of the character (but particularly that mask) is iconic.

They obviously updated the mask for Rob Zombie’s horrible remake of the film – not drastically, mind you, but enough to make it work better in our current movie-going age. Taking that into consideration, you’d expect that they’d continue with that mask for the sequel H2: Halloween 2, right? Wrong. According to make-up FX artist Wayne Toth, Myers will be without the mask for at least 70% of the movie!

Here’s what Toth had to say:

“That’s Michael’s new look for a lot of the film. Fans will be shocked. They seem pretty responsive to it. But it’s like anything else, as long as you’re doing something cool, people get it.”

However, Toth also lets fans know they will see some new versions of the mask:

“There are a couple different versions of the mask, but none of them are the same mask from the first film. He wanted to take them a step further, even though one of them is basically supposed to be the last mask. We’ve changed it anyway. Then towards the end of the film is the current version of the mask which is a lot different from any of them we’ve seen. People are going to be surprised when they see it. It’s going to throw the Myers’ fans for a loop.”

When older movies get remade, I understand that some things need to be changed, and some things are simply changed for the director to put their unique stamp on the idea. Although I am not a fan of what Zombie did with his remake of Halloween (IMHO, he’s a horrible director who should never be allowed near a film camera again), I can appreciate that he wanted to go his own, fresh, way with it. No matter how bad it turned out.

At least he didn’t slavishly stick shot-by-shot to the original (hint).

However, there’s a difference between putting your own stamp on a classic idea and neutering the whole thing altogether. Having a character known distinctly for wearing a creepy and mysterious mask suddenly without that mask for almost three quarters of the film is a plain ridiculous idea.

Who knows, maybe what they come up with will work fantastically, but to me, the essence of Michael Myers is he’s a masked killer. For some reason, they’re deciding to let that mask slip…

But enough talk from me, you judge for yourself. Here’s a pic of actor Tyler Mane on the set of H2 as Michael Myers, sans mask:

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Tyler Mane as a mask-less Michael Myers. Scary.

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Do you agree that Michael Myers going mask-less for most of H2 is a bad idea? Were you a fan of Zombie’s remake and are you looking forward to this one?

H2: Halloween 2 is set to be released on August 28, 2009.

Sources: ShockTillYouDrop & Worst Previews

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  1. Rob Zombie makes horrible music and even worse films. Destroying Halloween!
    Whats next a horrible remake of Led Zeppelin 4

  2. but that’s only your opinion don’t try to force your opinion on others that’s how you make enemies

    • He’s not forcing his opinion on anyone. He’s simply sharing how he feels. He’s even asking us what we think. You’re only saying that because his opinion pissed you off. His article in no way was forcing an opinion on anyone. Relax.

    • And what does saying “That’s only your opinion” implying? Why do you have to remind him that “it’s only his opinion”? Why even say that? He’s well aware it’s an opinion and others may not feel the same. You don’t have to be a sour puss about it. Talk about being a bad sport.

  3. ok 1st he killed Michael and now Michael has no mask dude Rob Zombie is Destroying the Halloween trilogy i like what John Canavan said…Ross Miller u kick ass i love your opinions

  4. Barkaghm i see what ur saying be shut up

  5. Barkaghm i see what ur saying but shut up

  6. The remake was ok. I think they could have edited 30 minutes to make it better. It was very dry and boring in many areas. The original Carpenter film is a classic that had constant tension and pulse. Zombies was slow too start and was to wordy.

    The mask? Who cares….I see it as a secondary thing

  7. Rob Zombie has announced the unmasked appearance of Michel Myer

  8. I was very disappointed with the sequel.The first however was fantastic.

  9. Yes it is a bad idea for micheal myers to be mask-less bcuz I think he looks way cooler and meaner in the mask, but without the mask, he looks like a hobo

  10. I have always been a huge fan of Halloween 1 & 2 ( classic version) from Season of the Witch ( which was LAME and had no business being titled Halloween III) forward… they kept getting worse. A few good parts here and there that’s it.
    When I heard of Rob Zombies remake of the original I was Syked!!!! I think he as well as all the actors did a fabulous job.
    I couldn’t wait for the 2nd one…. GOD was I so disappointed! It was horrible. And not just over the mask. Sheri as a ghostly vision over and over pffft- I have classic memorabilia, shirts, dolls, posters, Rabbit in Red book matches, Masks etc… that take up a huge room in my home. I love Michael Myers but refuse to add Season of the Witch and Rob Zombies remake of Halloween 2 to my collection. Just my opinion. Happy Halloween everyone ;)

  11. I have always been a huge fan of Halloween 1 & 2 ( classic version) from Season of the Witch ( which was LAME and had no business being titled Halloween III) forward… they kept getting worse. A few good parts here and there that’s it.
    When I heard of Rob Zombies remake of the original I was Syked!!!! I think he as well as all the actors did a fabulous job.
    I couldn’t wait for the 2nd one…. GOD was I so disappointed! It was horrible. And not just over the mask. Sheri as a ghostly vision over and over pffft- I have classic memorabilia, shirts, dolls, posters, Rabbit in Red matches, (the list goes forever) long buy i refuse to add Michael Myers but refuse to add Season of the Witch and Rob Zombies remake of Halloween 2 to my collectio. Just my opinion. Happy Halloween everyone

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