How ‘Halloween Ends’ Approached the Design of Michael Myers’ Finale Mask

Eric Goldman
Movies Horror
Movies Horror

It was the end of the road for Michael Myers, or at least the current incarnation of Haddonfield‘s legendary boogeyman, in Halloween Ends this year. The movie brought to a close the decades-long battle between Michael and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and wrapped up the modern day story co-writer/director David Gordon Green had said in 2018’s Halloween and 2021’s Halloween Kills. 

Michael has long been one of horror’s most famous and recognizable icons and a key aspect of that is, of course, his mask. As fans know, the original Michael mask from John Carpenter‘s original Halloween movie in 1978 was a store bought Captain Kirk mask, with some notable modifications leading to the chilling visage that had audiences instantly terrified and fascinated in equal measure.

Fandom has an exclusive clip from the bonus features that can be found on the new Halloween Ends 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD releases, coming out, somewhat amusingly, right after Christmas. In this clip from a featurette called “The Visions of Terror,” Halloween Ends Special Make-Up FX Designer Christopher Nelson discusses how he approached the look of Michael’s mask for this particular movie and how it needed to reflect the progress of the character throughout the story up until now. Check out the clip at the top of the page!

Halloween Ends is now on Digital, with the 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD coming out December 27. On December 27 a collection of all three of the David Gordon Green films is also being released on 4K as the Halloween Trilogy box set.

The full list of bonus features on all releases of Halloween Ends includes:

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    • Michael Shakes Things Up
    • Joan’s Bunny Slam
    • Corey Reflects Upon Himself
    • Ronald’s Stuck at Work
    • Margo Gets the Boot
    • Joan’s Recipe for Disaster
  • Ending HALLOWEENHALLOWEEN could never truly end without a decisive showdown between Laurie and Michael. Explore the creative team’s approach to crafting the film’s last sequence.
  • Final Girl – The iconic Jamie Lee Curtis discusses the legacy of Laurie Strode and what playing the character has meant to her.
  • No Place Like Haddonfield – Filmmakers and cast disclose some of the secret ingredients that create HALLOWEEN productions so special and their personal feelings on being a part of such a classic franchise.
  • Gag Reel
  • A Different Threat – As Haddonfield evolves to a new era, we inspect how the evil within has also evolved.
  • The Visions of Terror – See how various production departments came together to accomplish the film’s unique visual style.
  • Twisted Deaths – An up-close look at some of the gruesome death scenes.
  • Feature Commentary with co-writer/director David Gordon Green, actors Andi Matichak and Rohan Campbell, co-producer/first assistant director Atilla Salih Yücer, and production assistant Hugo Garza

For more on Halloween Ends, click on the link below to see what cast members Andi Matichak (“Allyson Nelson“) and Kyle Richards (“Lindsey Wallace“) said Fandom about the integral role Haddonfield has come to play in the series.

Eric Goldman
Eric Goldman is Managing Editor for Fandom. He's a bit obsessed with Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, theme parks, and horror movies... and a few other things. Too many, TBH.