Forty years after playing the original Michael Myers in John Carpenter’s Halloween, Nick Castle is back behind the mask in this year’s Halloween, reprising the role for a few select moments throughout. Mind you, stunt performer and actor James Jude Courtney is playing Myers for most of the film, but it’s total fan service that Castle was brought back at all.
You’ve surely seen the above photo over the years, taken on the set of the original Halloween, and this week Castle shares it side-by-side with an exact recreation of the shot that was taken earlier this year on the set of the new film. Crazy how things come full circle sometimes, eh?
Check out the new photo below!
In this year’s film, directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Danny McBride…
“Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
“A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.
In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson.”
Judy Greer plays Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, while Andi Matichak landed the coveted role of the film’s young lead (daughter to Greer and granddaughter to Curtis).
The cast also includes Virginia “Ginny” Gardner (Project Almanac, Marvel’s “Runaways”), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle, My Friend Dahmer), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound, Laggies, When We Rise), and Drew Scheid (“Stranger Things”, The War with Grandpa).
Michael returns to Haddonfield on October 19, 2018.