H2: Not So Much with the Mask

April 8, 2009

Fans of the Halloween franchise are going to be pretty dang shocked when they find out that Rob Zombie's new sequel, H2, is going to feature a maskless Michael Myers for much of the movie. Yeah, you read that right: Michael is all about getting some fresh air this time around. Can you really blame the guy?

According to Shocktillyoudrop, Wayne Toth of the make-up department had this to say about the maskless Michael:

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.

Interested yet? Toth said that Michael will be maskless for around seventy percent of the movie, and that he'll be a "disheveled, bearded hulk". He goes on:

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.

Consider them thrown.

So when are we going to get a look at these crazy new masks? And how much are they going to alter them? These are questions we'll have to sit on for the time being, but until then, let's just ponder for a second whether or not Michael Myers was, in fact, the Unabomber.

Zombie is very ballsy to take a risk with a big horror franchise like this, so let's hope it pays off.

Thanks to Slashfilm for the photo.