Zack Sharf
Oct 20, 2021 10:55 am
“I recognized it as the death mask they had made for me,” Shatner said of the first time he saw the Michael Myers mask. “They made a mask of my face on ‘Star Trek’ out of clay so I would not have to be available for the prosthetics they would have to put on my face to look old or evil or whatever it was they were making me look like. So somewhere along the line, someone got that mask and made a mask of it for [the holiday] Halloween.”

Michael Myers recently returned in David Gordon Green’s “Halloween Kills,” which opened to a strong $50 million at the box office despite Universal also streaming the title on Peacock. The big bad will return in Green’s “Halloween Ends,” which will conclude the most recent trilogy of “Halloween” movies. Reviews for “Halloween Kills” were not favorable, with IndieWire calling the sequel “bad fan service” in a C+ review.

IndieWire’s review reads: “‘Halloween Kills’ inadvertently opens a window into its own screenwriting challenge, forcing you to ask: How do you make characters pop just enough to liven up a scene or two, but not too much that the viewer will feel torn about seeing them impaled on a halogen light bar? How do you weave a tapestry with one hand while tearing it apart with another? The answer would be: somewhat awkwardly.”

“Halloween Kills” is now playing in theaters and streaming in Peacock.