You could say that Dr. Pepper is the official beverage of John Carpenter’s Halloween, as various vintage set photos prominently feature cans of the soda. The most notable is one wherein Michael Myers actor Nick Castle is raising a can to the mouth of the Myers mask, and the iconic shot was recreated on the set of this year’s Halloween… a full 40 years later!
Check out the ’78 photo and the 2018 recreation below.
Nick Castle reprises the role of Michael Myers for select moments in David Gordon Green’s new film, but the character is mostly played by James Jude Courtney throughout.
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.