Story, Creating coming soon
Facts: In 1978 when Halloween was becoming a project in the works and was originally titled as The Babysitter murders and to be directed by John Carpenter who was also the Co-writer alongside with Debra Hill and Music composer, Halloween was going to be a film that was going to be made into becoming a new horror genre of creating a sense of fear of realism of basing the film on anyone’s street and neighbourhood.
. When creating the character of Michael Myers, in Carpenters early years as a college student, Carpenter was taking psychology class and was about to take a trip to a mental institution and find his inspiration to Myers. As Carpenter visited the mental institution with his psychology class (this being where all the seriously disturbed mental patients would go in the state of Kentucky), Carpenter then noticed he was being stared at by a patient this being a boy aged 12 or 13 years old and was giving Carpenter the most unsettling and creepiest stare (this being called to as a ‘schizophrenic stare or a real evil stare’), which this would become Carpenters idea of taking that same feeling of fright he felt and then putting it all into Michael Myer’s characterization.
. As for the dialogue about Myers, Carpenter would leave all of the description and lines to the character of Myer’s doctor Samuel Loomis. Carpenter did this so every time the audience saw Loomis you would get that sense of disturbance by seeing Loomis’s expression of looking at Myers not as a man or sociopath, but being simply evil (Myers can also be described as being seen as manifestation that embodies a human form on Halloween and cannot be stopped). Another inspiration that Carpenter used for creating Myers was watching Michael Crichton’s West World 1973, which Carpenter saw the character of the Gunslinger played by Yul Brenner as this emotionless robot that can’t be reasoned with and just keeps chasing his victim.
. Described as a featureless face in the script which was inspiration from the film called Eyes without a face 1960, Carpenter had hired Tommy Lee Wallace (Production designer) and was tasked to find a mask that referenced all of Carpenters description of what Myer’s face looked like: Pale, emotionless and blacked out eyes. As Wallace was searching for the mask, Wallace then came across a face that everyone knew from the television series of Star Trek which happened to be the face of Captain James Kirk (Played by William Shatner) and by finding this mask, Wallace was about to create a faceless killer’s identity and bought the mask for $1.98 dollars. By making the eyes sockets rounder, removing the eye brows, sideburns and messing up the hair that the Shatner mask had, Wallace would then go to painting the masks face all white and created the face of Michael Myers.
. As for Michael’s name, before working on Halloween Carpenter had made another movie in 1976 called Assault on Precinct 13, which the film did very well for its success and popularity (giving the Carpenter the job to direct Halloween) which a film distributor named Michael Myers was involved with the production and Carpenter used his name as tribute to saying thank you to him for making his success happen for ‘Assault on Precinct 13’.