Michael Myers

Michael Audrey Myers

Full Name: Michael Audrey Myers

Born: October 19, 1957 - Location: Haddonfield, Illinois, U.S.A. (Some people argue that Michael's birthday is listed as October 30 1957 but this seems an error, according to details from the original movie...)

Parents: Donald (or Ron, according to IMDB online) and Edith Myers

Siblings: Judith (deceased, 1963) and Laurie Myers (Laurie was adopted later on (1965?) and underwent a name change)

Childhood home: 35 Lampkin Lane, Haddonfield - then later, Smiths Grove Mental Institution

Psychiatrist: Dr. Samuel J. Loomis, since 1978 (now deceased, as of 2002)

Height: 6 feet, 2 inches

Weight: 185 lbs

Eyes: Dark Brown

Hair: Brown

Last Seen: 2002, Haddonfield, Illinios, U.S.A.

Status: Considered armed and extremely dangerous

Weapon of choice: Kitchen/Large Butcher Knife

Do You Know This Face?

Faces Behind You In The Dark Are Much Closer Than They Appear -- RUN!!!
Faces Behind You In The Dark Are Much Closer Than They Appear -- RUN!!!

Remember "Joanie" (Erin Moran) From The Old Happy Days Series?

The actor who played Michael Myers in the original Halloween movie (1978) was Tony Moran. Yep, that's right, Erin Moran's BIG BROTHER !

Erin Moran played character, Joannie, in the long running, immensely successful Happy Days series (1974-1984) - and then she was also in the short-lived (1982-83) "Joannie Loves Chachi."

So, while Erin was hangin' out with The Fonz, older brother, Richie, friends Ralph Malf and Chachi, and making Season 5 of "Happy Days," HER REAL OLDER BROTHER - Tony Moran - was hangin' out with the likes of Donald Pleasance (character, Dr. Sam Loomis), Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode), and director, John Carpenter, in order to make the Halloween film!

The Michael Myers Story *SPOILER WARNING

* Spoiler - details of the movie, Halloween, are below. If you have not yet seen this movie, you might want to return to this hub at a later date after you've viewed the film.

The story of Michael Myers plays out like urban myth - a story incomprehensible but 'true' - rather, a story almost too horrific to imagine, yet truly trapped in celluloid for all to see - time and time again...the story will never go away.

The very first movie in the series begins with a dirty family secret (Michael went crazy and killed his sister, then was locked away in an asylum...for a time...) and Michael represents 'pure evil,' from the very start.

A most shocking detail viewers are presented with in the film is that Michael violently murders his older sister when he is a mere child - six years old. He is taken to Smith's Grove Sanitarium. When Michael is 21 years old (fifteen years of life in a sanitarium), he escapes from the sanitarium and wreaks havoc, stalking several teens, killing them each in the most gruesome manner.

One of the female teens that Michael stalks is the very feisty Laurie Strode, played by actress Jamie Lee Curtis, and Laurie manages a reasonable job of fending a fiendish adult Michael Myers off. His psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis, manages to track him down before Michael manages to kill Laurie.

BY the time Dr. Loomis finds the harrassed Laurie and stalker, Michael, they are on the second story of the house, and Dr. Loomis seems to have no choice but to shoot Michael in order to save the female teen. Michael is shot in the chest - six times - and staggers backward, falling over the balcony ledge to the ground, two stories below.

When Dr. Loomis gets down to ground level outside, MIchael's body is not where a regular body should be after 6 bullets and a fall from a second-story balcony!

You'll be sure to note that the explanation of how the "Halloween" movie 'plays out' hasn't taken long to write at all...rather, the plot doesn't take up a great deal of space here on hubpages...

Like most great urban myths, details are brief and 'sketchy,' and nothing is very well explained. Really, the movie isn't chock-full of plot - basically an escaped lunatic goes on a murderous rampage then disappears! (Something very much like the story of "The Hook" isn't it?)

The full 'why' and 'how' of most of the best urban myths go unanswered. It is the same with the first movie in the Halloween series.

The biggest question: how could a human survive the physical beating of bullets and a crushing topple out of a window?

The anwer is not a reasonable answer...it's just a suggestion but is the most that we can wrap our heads around.

The explanation: Michael Myers is pure evil...therefore, NOT human - so he survived the physical effects of bullets and falling. Not to mention abuse at the self-defending hands of Laurie Strode who actually manages to thrust a long knitting needle into Michael's face while defending herself.

What we have here is a nice pattern of THREE...

Michael endures at least 3 seeming FATAL injuries... a knitting needle is stabbed into his face/brain, multiple-gunshots rip into his chest and heart, and he falls from an extensive height...

Where did Michael Myers go?

I don't know...where does pure evil go when it loses its first series of battles?

Michael Myers Theme Song originally by John Carpenter and "The Bowling Green Philharmonic."

We Don't Even Hate Michael Myers. We Just Keep Watching.

Since 1978 at least six people have acted as 'The Shape' of Michael Myers. No doubt, this is because the film sequels have spanned fully over a 20+ year time period.

We Love To Fear Michael Myers!

We know his most likely 'moves' and are horrified by his (psychotic?) motivations, yet we still watch intently to see what Michael will do from sequel to sequel. Ultimately, we are watching for his death...while we know he cannot really be killed.

He just keeps coming back! Again and again and again.

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Actors Who Played Michael Myers

As mentioned earlier, Tony Moran played the role of Michael Myers in the original film. Moran's role was for a brief scene where Myers is unmasked - however - another actor, Nick Castle, actually played Michael Myers throughout most of the movie for scenes where Michael Myers isn't clearly seen, is seen in the background, etc. For Halloween movie fans, Michael in the background, masked, in the shadows, etc., is known as "The Shape." Basically, Nick Castle is "The Shape" of Myers in the original film and Moran has a brief spot in the film as Michael Myers, too. According to the Pit of Horror website, during a stunt scene, the co-producer also played the role of Michael Myers just for the one scene.

An actor/stunt performer, Dick Warlock, acted as "The Shape" of Michael Myers for the second film in the Hallowe'en franchise. Dick Warlock - often billed as Richard Warlock in other films also has two sons in the movie business. Dick Warlock from Halloween II is sometimes said to be the one who played "The Shape" role best.

George P. Wilbur played Myers in Halloween IV.

I know you think I skipped an actor/movie but seriously, Halloween III had no Michael Myers in it. The third movie in the franchise didn't even follow the Myers history and storyline. I have no idea what the makers of Halloween III were thinking, but I consider it the worst movie in the franchise.

Don Shanks played Myers in Halloween 5 - billed as Donald L. Shanks in the credits.

George P Wilbur returned to play Myers in Halloween VI (6).

Chris Durand played Myers in Halloween H2O.

Basically all the actors who played Myers in the Halloween franchise movies have been stuntmen. All have long project lists and timelines for working in the film industry.

We Love To Fear - Watching Scary Movies At Home

When John Carpenter's "Halloween" hit the theatres in 1978, viewers screamed and gasped, hanging on to the edges of their seats, perhaps covering their eyes with shaking hands...

And now that sequels have been made and DVDs and DVD Collections are common in most households, viewers can scream some more, fidget in their seats, cover their eyes some more - but this time, from the comfort of their own homes.

I'm not sure which is actually more frightening - watching scary movies in the theatre or at home.

At least once one leaves the theatre, part of the fear is left behind. Often, scary movies are more frightening at home because during viewing or even in breaks from watching, one may hear exterior noises or 'house' noises, which may amplify what's happening on-screen.

Add to the effects at home if you plan to get into the Halloween (seasonal) spirit and watch the Halloween series, all the sequels back-to-back...

Some tips for those who plan to celebrate Halloween with a series of spooky movies from the comfort of home...

* Know where your pets are and know their usual 'napping spots' and behaviors. Knowing these things will save on your nerves if you press 'pause' on the DVD in order to 'take your break' - particularly if you have just watched a 'stealthfully, secretly stalking' scene. You don't want to end up hearing your labrador's paws padding along right behind you down the hallway and mistake the sounds for Michael Myers sneaking up on you!

What would you do, anyway, if Michael was after you?

If you're male:

* Don't act "macho" - just RUN! Get the heck outta the house! Michael really won't care about any acts of bravado now, will he?

If you're female:

* Don't trip and fall down as you start to run...if you DO fall down - ROLL WITH IT, gal - use whatever momentum you can muster out of the mishap - then RUN!

* RUN - somewhere OUT of the house....for goshsakes, NOT UPSTAIRS and NOT into a closet! Michael will find you!

Ohyeah...any noises you hear are probably just your pooch or kitty.

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Second tip if you're going to celebrate a special spooky Halloween night of movie-watching:

* Prepare, prepare, prepare! That means...don't get excited and just start the DVD...you know darned well that you will want popcorn at some point...and a drink to go with the popcorn or whichever other crunchy snack you're partial to.

Make your popcorn or put your snacks in a bowl, get your drinks together and all ready for consumption at the most opportune moment.....and THEN start the DVD player so that you can enjoy the movie.

This second tip has nothing to do with helping calm your nerves after watching a few fright-scenes...it's just common sense! As well, most people view movies more than one time, so if you're thinking of stopping to make popcorn during a scene you're familiar with...

DON'T!

That's silly...you'll break the flow of the show, especially if one of the movies you're viewing is one you've seen before.

Third tip - for movies you've seen before:

You'll want to be sure to get 'maximum fright' out of some of the 'older shows' you've seen before, so you'll have to get creative! If your place is reasonably soundproofed, you can add to your experience by messing with the VOLUME control on your remote control during scenes where you are already quite certain about. Often the spookiest, creepiest effects are in the sound effects of movies.

Particularly creepy at LOUD volumes:

1. "Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch!" From the Friday The 13th Series. Yeah, Jason's way creepy!

2. The "da-dum...............daaaaaaa-dum...........da-dum.....da-dum...da-dum...da-dum...da-dum dadum dadum dadumdadumdadumdadum." of the JAWS music, tones beginning quite spaced apart, then occurring more closely together right before the shark attacks!

3. That very old, finger-snappin' tune, "Jeepers Creepers" (where'd ya get those peepers?) - sounding like it is being played on an old victrola/old 'crank' record player in the movie of the same name.

4. Any clown that is laughing...when only the clown is laughing and is not in a crowd, say, at the circus, where clowns are supposed to be laughing. (Thanks to films like 'Magic,' "Saw," 'IT' and several other fantastically spooky movies).

5. Hannibal Lecter affirming boldly, "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti - f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-ftt!"

Ooooo I'm too spooked to go on! Trust me - VOLUME will heighten the spook-effects quite nicely for most films.

* Note - no specific tips for "Halloween/Michael Myers" series sound effects because I don't want to dispel whatever 'spookiness' you are going to create yourself!

Other things that will help you get the most 'scare' out of the Halloween season and scary movies:

* If it is safe to do so where you live, candlelight is EXCELLENT for making shadows flick and careen strangely down the walls, couch, etc., and will make you think twice about leaving the room by yourself - for ANY reason - while the movie is still playing and you're still able to hear the sound effects and dialogue. *Note: a 'hurricane' barrier around flames is a safe way to go...these are like glass tubes to set on your candle holder, which enclose the flame and have an opening at the top so the fire of the candle won't be extinguished. You can purchase just 'hurricane covers' in different sizes, however, most 'hurricane candlelight lamps' are specially pieced together just in this style (holder, candle and hurricane cover to fit properly together) and are much safer than open flames.

Plus - you can actually move the hurricane style candle-holders around safely - in the event that you do have to leave the room for a moment...you can continue to scare yourself by walking around by candlelight *smirk* and NOT turning on the lights. It will serve you RIGHT to have to leave the lights off - if you started the film before getting your drinks ready!

Fourth tip is a 'safety tip' for those who have young children.

Most movies since the late 1970s use a lot of special effects and when the movies are horror, thriller, or slasher movies, THESE ARE REALLY NOT OKAY FOR KIDS TO VIEW - OR HEAR!

It is a good idea to let kids 5-12 KNOW what you're going to be up to (scaring yourself silly with spooky movies late at night!) - in the event that they overhear something scary after bedtime, perhaps when they are on the way to the washroom or to get a drink of water in the middle of the night. This way, at least the kids won't be overly shocked to overhear something like growling, 'maniacal dialogues' or screaming coming from the television-viewing area of your home. Sleepy kids in the middle of the night might just react differently to the kinds of sounds in horror movies, than they would during the daytime, so if your little ones DO WAKE UP and are frightened - do tend to their needs and reassure them that everything is alright. Don't dismiss their fears - after all, if you have planned to watch spook-movies, YOU MADE THE SCENARIO POSSIBLE for enhancing both the kids' fears and your own!

A good bet is to hold off on starting the movie experience - wait for about 2 hours - to 2 and a half hours after the kids fall asleep. At this point, most people are often getting into a deeper stage of the sleep cycle, so will be less likely to be restless and wake up.

Fifth and last tip:

"Ch-CH-CH-CH-CH.....f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-ftttttt!"

BOO!

Have fun.

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Amber 7 years ago

Hey! Great Michael Myers page! Michael Myers rocks! When it comes to a good Halloween film, you can't beat the original Halloween. Great story and plot, which has touched so many lives!

Another site that has some good Halloween info is: http://www.moviedownloadmatrix.com/michael-myers-h...

Party on Rock Star!

Amber :)~


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mythbuster 7 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

THANK YOU, AMBER - for leaving a readable comment. For some reason, horror-movie info seems to draw mainly very nasty comments and I have hit the spam button on most of the comments for this hub over several months.

I thank you AGAIN for the CLEAN comment and also for the great link! The available trailers work well.


Gabrielle 7 years ago

That was useful info that I didn't know but Isn't the reason that because Mikey doesn't die is that the curse of thorn gives him immortality? And the pure evil part...I just can't agree with that after I saw the scene in H5 when Jamie calls Micheal, "Uncle" And he puts down his knife and Jamie asks him to let her see his real face. So he takes off his mask and Jamie says, "You look just like me." Then Mikey sheds a tear. This is just my opinion. I wanted to give him a hug when he did that lol.


Scout 7 years ago

I love the Halloween movies :) Rob Zombie's Halloween movies were amazing, I like the actor who plays Laurie: Scout Taylor Compton. Big fan of her. I agree with Gabrielle; I wanted to hug Michael when he shed a tear too. But I would never actually do that after seeing his reaction to when Jamie tried to wipe his tear away. Hugging Michael isn't worth a painful bloody death. Haha. Also the mask Michael wears really makes him scary. Without the mask; I don't find him as scary at all. Well anyways, LOVE the movie and I like what you wrote :)

(By the way, even though my name is Scout doesn't mean I am trying to be Scout Taylor Compton. Ironically, that just so happens to be my name, but I am NOT her. Haha)


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mythbuster 7 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Hey Scout,

Thanks for commenting - I like the name Scout a lot! I still really like Jamie Lee Curtis in the original Halloween but this is probably just because I'm kinda old and was a teen when the original Halloween movie was in theatres.

It is interesting that R. Zombie 're-humanized' Michael by this whole 'tear/crying' business.


tan atn 7 years ago

Hi there,

Thanks for the great movies, it's really really scary lol but one thing thats made me sooooooo confuse, is that is it real?or is it just a story?

MANY THANKS.


Daniel 7 years ago

I got to get me one of those Mike Myer's living dead dolls. Thanks for the reminder


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

tan atn, Hallowe'en and the Michael Myers stories/events are not real. They're fictional accounts - stories. However, the characters are highly developed thru several movies, so I can understand someone thinking the Myers "persona" is real. He has an over 20 year fictitious life and writers/film-makers have had to make his fiction character more complex, give Micheal Myers a history, etc in order to keep making movies and storylines.

MM is a character of fiction, for sure, tan atn


Sandra 6 years ago

I love the movie. Me and my friend are in the fan legacy of him. I WOULD LOVE TO MEET HIM CAUSE IT WOULD BE COOL!!


Michelle 6 years ago

Accually, i heard the micheal myers movies are based off of a true story about a guy who killed countless numbers of teens. but alot of the movies uhh... 'exaggerated' a little for the sake of scary-as-fuck movies ya know?


Alyssa 6 years ago

I love the Halloween movies sooooooooooooooooooo muchhhhhhhhhhhhh.............................................................


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Hey Alyssa, glad you enjoyed the hub and that you're a Halloween fan! You, me and thousands of others, eh?


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

*OUCH* re: Michelle's language. I allowed your comment, but watch the f-word next time, please. Scary-as-heck, yes, a lot of movies exaggerate to provide the scary-as-heck feel.


Crystal Smith 6 years ago

wow i just found out that his story was true so is he dead now or what does he have any more family still living wheres his mom n dad


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Crystal Smith, Michael Myers is a fictional character. If my hub confused you, I am sorry for this. The 'official' looking beginning information on the hub still refers to a fictional character - it's just that Michael Myers, as a fictional character has a very complex storyline history.


scott 6 years ago

Id go insane to if my middle name was audrey,,great page!!!!


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Oh! And there, Scott, you may have hit upon a point all the experts missed! Awesome - maybe Michael's insanity and violence was an IDENTITY issue all along...

Hey, thx for commenting. I admit, Michael's middle name is a bit unusual.


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lisa brazeau 6 years ago from Canada

Great page! I can't wait to go through the rest of your hubs.


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Glad you liked the page, lisa brazeau. You might want to make sure you read my hubs during the daytime. :) I've visited your "Code Blue, Emergency" hub and love your way of storytelling, too. I'm on my way to your profile to hit 'follow.'


Neil Nilanjann 6 years ago

Being a music composer and a music programmer myself, I personally feel that Halloween's Theme music is one of the best film theme's in the history of Hollywood scare fest as far as the tool and making of "composition" is concerned. The half tone change in the comp.enriches the whole piece and brings about the perfect ambiance needed to usher Michael myers in our midst. After watching Rob Zombie's Halloween 1 and Halloween 2, I have really become a great fan of this series. Great making, nice script. Even the homework seems to be fabulous. Tyler Mane as Michael is a perfect casting.Awaiting more sequels to follow, made by rob Z.


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Hi there Neil Nilanjann. Thx for your comments. I like what you have to say on the Hallowe'een Theme music. It always gives me a chill when I hear it - and for that, it's one of the most successful pieces of "mood altering compositions" I've ever heard. I am referring, firstly, to the John Carpenter piece, next to Zombie's offerings in his remakes of Hallowe'en. Zombie's creations are outstanding, IMO.


Crazdwriter 6 years ago

Hey myth, I just finished reading it and I say don't change a thing. All the info is great, well laid out and in no way should be rebuilt or anything. Just think of the negative comments as something to laugh about. People are reading them that is the best part. and just keep deleting the ones who curse and are rude. But hey think of it as clicks and reads and laugh at the ones who are rude and who their childish behavior. :-) Two thumbs up! (if I could press it twice at one time lol)


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Thanks, Crazdwriter - for taking a critical look here. I would change the content if it's the content drawing out all the silly cussword commenting, but I think the info is reasonable here. I mean, I do not see that I typed anywhere "hey, drop by and cuss in my comment area." lol I'll just keep deleting ones that shouldn't be made visible.


Crazdwriter 6 years ago

Hmmm maybe you should put that and see if anyone actually does it or if they do the complete opposite lol But still I think your hub is just fine. It's just kids thinking that they are cool by cussing.


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

haha - I'll think about that, "stop by and cuss at the bottom of my hub, please" 'cept I don't wanna have to offer any prize or anything for the comment needing deletion the quickest!


MrMidNight 6 years ago

Very informative indeed, it's seems like you really have done your homework on this.


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Hello MrMidNight, thank you for your comments. Yes, I've done a bit of homework here for this hub. I've stayed up scaring myself on movies late at night a time or two, you bet! In order to "learn" things for my hubs, of course.

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Stacie  6 years ago

Okay so Michael Myers rocks and this is a really great page to let everybody see how great he really is. i love michael myers. i am only 16 but i have been watching the halloween's since i was 4 years old and he has really touched some peoples lives because he gives me something to use my imagination with when it come time to halloween. so thank you for this page i love it!!!!


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Thanks for the comments and thumbsup for Michael Myers, Stacie! I really like him, too. I think he's an enduring character, despite his little quirks.

I'm not quite sure why you were viewing Michael at 4 years old, and wouldn't recommend the Hallowe'en series of movies for people that young, but I'm glad you've hit age 16 and think Michael rocks!

:)


Missmayham 6 years ago

Michael myers is sexxxyy as a serial killer can get, bet hes a BIG boy ;D


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katester??


updatedcourtinfo.com 6 years ago

Wow..you covered a real KILLER here. The UNMASKING of Michael Myers is layed out well and over-flowing with lots of neat stuff. I thank the person who wrote the first movie for NOT being just ANOTHER CRAZDWRITER. This hub gets an A++ from me.


beckie 6 years ago

i really think they should keep makein micheal myres moveis coz he is really awsome and i love him to death.... i looked up too him and he is the best


blondie 6 years ago

awsome


123abc 6 years ago

michael is really cool but i want 2 know why he started killing in the first place and what did he do to his sister

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lilly 6 years ago

well ive watched evry halloween movie (michale myers) therer cool i like theem and ive also been watching them ever since i was nine :) i hope there r more movies like halloween :p


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Wow, lilly, weren't you terribly frightened at age 9 when you watched the Halloween movie? I wasn't quite that young when I first saw it.


kina tega 6 years ago

nice page


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Thanks kina tega


chelsealeigh 6 years ago

I Have Been watching the Halloween Movies All My Life And Im 23 Now... My Mom Explained to me that they are just movies and that no one dressed like that was goin to come and kill me or get me... as long as you take the time to explain to your kids that its not REAL then I dont see why lil ones if THEY REALLY WANT Too cant watch scary movies... but that is my opinion... I really enjoyed reading this hub it was very interesting... I am fascinated by Micheal Myers and how he is soo dark and mysterious. Too Answer that question of why Micheal Myers killed his sister and goin after the rest of his family is because he was driven by hate and anger and he thought that it would all go away once his whole family was dead... He is pure evil and doesn't have feelings of right or wrong. Im sure when he was younger he did but as Rob Zombie shows in the new Halloweens, Micheals family wasn't very nice too him or too eachother which can drive someone over the line and drive them too become insane... Atleast that is what I think and have gathered from watching the Halloween's but it will always be an unanswered question what drives Micheal too kill???


Unique  6 years ago

is he real cuz my sis said so


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Michael Myers is a story persona/character, Unique. Thx for stopping by.


hubpageswriter 6 years ago

Always give me the chills whenever I watch Michael Myers in killing. Good chilling movie all these years, give me the goosebumps just mentioning his name.:)


Kayla 6 years ago

I Want to Marry Michael Myers. i laugh when i watch the movie.


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

hubpageswriter, Myers gives a lot of people goosebumps and chills. Well, except for Kayla, who wants to marry Mr. M. A. Myers!

:)


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bloodstain1000 6 years ago from UK

This is one of the best hubs ive read through! i'm kinda new here but this really got my attention as Halloween (original) is my favourite movie. Long Live Myers! :)


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Hello bloodstain1000. I'm glad you enjoyed this hub. I also like the original Hallowe'en best.


youngmoneyfan132 6 years ago

i dont get y the older films gives a whole new world of suspense than these newer movies i think its the special affects.also does anyone think the original halloween was based on some sort of true massed murderer?


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

youngmoneyfan132, thanks for the comments. I don't think the original Hallowe'en movie was based on a true story about any particular mass murderer... although I have run across some articles that Texas Chain Saw Massacre was loosely based on some of the acts of real mass murderer, Ed Gein. I'm still checking out claims about TCSMassacre movie and Ed Gein references.


Jamey618 6 years ago

I love the Halloween series and I love watching them in October on a cold night, really put the suspense, great page btw:p


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Jamey618, thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting. I'm glad you like the page. I think cold, dark October nights create the best atmosphere for watching the movies from the Hallowe'en series, too!


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Stan Fletcher 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

It's that time of year to crank them up again. Loved this hub. And yes, watching at home, alone, with the volume up is the absolute scariest way to do this. As a musician, I'm facsinated by how the soundtrack of a movie - any movie - adds to the drama, suspense, fear, whatever they're trying to convey. Without the scary soundtrack, it's really not that frightening at all. And PS - evidently they've taken this video off YouTube. :(


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Hello Mr. Fletcher. Thanks a bunch for stopping by to read and comment. I am also interested in how the soundtrack affects viewers and viewer response to film. I love the influence that Carpenter and "The Bowling Green Harmonic" have on the original Hallowe'en film. Simply made soundtrack - BIG effects.

If you're looking to view the original (or newer versions/re-makes) movie online, try a search at ovguide .com - I find a lot to watch via ovguide.


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Stan Fletcher 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

There's no such thing as a great film without a great soundtrack in my humble opinion - no matter what genre.


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

*thumbsup* what Stan Fletcher said!


taylor black 6 years ago

omg i belived in micheal myers so much that i will act like him and my cuzs belive i am a freak


Angela 6 years ago

Im only 11 and i love this movie :D!MICHAEL MYERS FTW!!!


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Thanks for stopping by to read and comment, Taylor and Angela.


Bri T. 6 years ago

Rob Zombie's remake totally butchered this wonderful movie, originals are always the best! Yeeeah, Michael Myers! haha


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Hello, Bri T., thanks for the message. In this case, I think you're right...the original Halloween is the more impressive film. I enjoyed a few points in the Rob Zombie version (some background on Michael as a child was nice), however, some of the Zombie script seemed too implausible (do/did teens every really talk like that? a condescending view of what teen intelligence is - I tend to think teens are brighter than shown in this show or have viewed teens as such quite regularly in real life. Zombie didn't have to STOOP low for a movie at the expense of teens...can ya tell I am not impressed by this aspect of the Zombie version? lol) and there were other drawbacks. I didn't dislike the Zombie version - just still prefer the original Halloween.

Thx for commenting, Bri T.


ray8919 6 years ago

michael


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

ray? Still with us???


daniel 5 years ago

this movie is cool i wonder were u live right now


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mythbuster 5 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Hello daniel, I think the Halloween movie (original) is cool, too. I live in Canada - how about you?


robert 5 years ago

this is fake but sometimes think that its true


micheal myers 5 years ago

i em going to kill you for this


mindy 5 years ago

i luv michael myer movies by the way love the comment michael myers luv it!!!!!!!!!


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mythbuster 5 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Hi mindy - thx for stopping by to read and comment.


Penny 5 years ago

Can anyone help....

I saw a halloween movie, when he was a child, it showed him killing a student after school, him at the sanitarium, his mom visiting him. he killed the nurse watching over him. He went home and killed his dad. I cant seem to find that one anywhere. can someone help..


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mythbuster 5 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Penny, you might find that the Rob Zombie films Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009) fit the scenarios you've described.


shanbadasx 5 years ago

thatss kriasyy


lynn 5 years ago

i at first thought micheal myers was real to so i am acually confused is there a guy named that and did that really happened


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mythbuster 5 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

lynn, Michael Myers is a fictional horror movie character


brian 5 years ago

ilove michael myers


brenda 5 years ago

love all michael mayers movies sooooooo awesome!I would love to meet michael mayers hope he will not kill me,if he tries all run and probly even leave my two kids there oh yeah! about leaving my kids there Iam playing ok! kids just playing or am I


rmr45 5 years ago

michael ain't scary


asga 5 years ago

i wached the move so many times


ChiefAG 5 years ago

I never new Michael myers had a middle, and ive seen all the movies for many years. But im glad i get to share these movies with my kids, and they love him to death, lol. Great hub cant wait for more to read


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mythbuster 5 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Laughing at "they love him to death lol," ChiefAG! I am glad you enjoyed the hub on Michael Myers and that you watch movies with your kids (I hope your kids aren't too young!).


Brenda Durham 5 years ago

Well, mythbuster, I clicked your name and found this hub just in time for Halloween! haha. Voted UP.

These are the types of movies that I "love to hate" so-to-speak; much better than the newer movies that blur the lines between good and evil. The first "Halloween" movie was the best. The sequels got off-tangent in my view. It's the only one I'll re-watch once in a while.


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mythbuster 5 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Thanks for voting up, Brenda Durham! I think the John Carpenter Halloween original is CLASSIC scary movie stuff. That might be what is appealing to so many people about it. It's not riddled with extreme special effects and such... it just gets you thinking about fear, good vs evil and it packs a punch! I think a ton of other good horror movies are from directors who have tried to replicate what they see in John Carpenter's Halloween.


goldengirl357 5 years ago

I am just now viewing the recent Halloween that tells how it all began. I am loving it like the exorcist prequel. Sorry if I did not spell it right.


5 years ago

This was a great read! Cant wait to settle down to watch a ''Halloween'' movie marathon tonight, to celebrate Halloween this year! My fave line in the first movie:

Dr Loomis: ''Hey Lonnie! GET YOUR ASS AWAY FROM THERE!!''

LMAO! ;)


5 years ago

Also, for fans of the original Halloween movie, you should check out ''The Fog'' (the original version)

It was made by the same people who made Halloween and features some of the stars from it (Jamie Lee Curtis, etc), even the way it was filmed makes it so similar to Halloween, it kinda feels as if you are watching Halloween - but without Michael Myers being in it lol. Its a great atmospheric classic movie and any Halloween fans will love it :-) So check it out!


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mythbuster 5 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

goldengirl357 - I'm glad you're enjoying some scary movies. Some prequels are better than others. I try to watch to see how the directors/crew of prequels round out the details that were left out of the original movies (or a series, if that is the case). I enjoy most prequels as I like to pay attention to story details and not as much attention to special effects.


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mythbuster 5 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

I agree - the Fog is a great film.


Ryan Barnes 4 years ago

John Carpenter said that he did base Michael Myers off of a kid that he met in a mental institution. He said that the kid gave him evil looks and gestures, so he ended up basing Michael Myers off of him.


cathy 4 years ago

this is cool i love to watch the movie of him


SomeRandomChick 3 years ago

So, this movie never was true...like not even the slightest bit?


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mythbuster 3 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

SomeRandomChick, it's a work of fiction. Not based on any known events or people.


trisha 2 years ago

Part 4 when he was being transportated they typed in Michael M.Meyers ????


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jdw7979 22 months ago from Middle America

Great Hub! Halloween is my favorite horror series.. And Carpenter is, well at least was a genius back in the late 70's and 80's.


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mythbuster 22 months ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Hi jdw7070, thanks for stopping by to read and comment. I still love Carpenter's movies... even some of the ones the critics call bad. I think Hallowe'en set the pace for the horror/slasher genre for a couple of decades.


NeilioDaWop 16 months ago

I know this is a few years old but is a def great read! I'm a huge horror flick nut! The Halloween series are one of my favorite growing up. Michael Meyers is a beast! The only other horror series I like better would be Clive barkers hellraiser's. I'm also quite the fan of cheesy b-rated flicks!


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mythbuster 15 months ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide Author

Hi there, NeilioDaWop - thanks for reading and commenting. I am glad you enjoyed the writing. Yeah - MM is a beast, for sure! Hey, cheesy b-rated flicks are very entertaining! I think I enjoy some of those more than big budget films.

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