In 1978, Nick Castle was an aspiring director who just wanted to hang out with a friend and spend some time on a movie set, so he showed up to watch his former USC film school classmate John Carpenter direct his future classic Halloween.
Castle, who hoped to direct one day himself, was looking to “demystify the directing experience,” but when Carpenter suggested he put on the mask and walk around, Castle agreed and inadvertently became a horror movie icon.
A lot has changed in the 40 years since Castle’s role as the original Michael Myers in 1978’s Halloween, but as the 2018 premiere approaches, according to Castle, some things have stayed exactly the same.
I just saw the movie. All I gotta say is, 40 years of professional therapy did not help Michael one bit!!!
— Nick Castle OG Shape (@ncastlez) October 9, 2018
In the new sequel, ÛÏa British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniacÛªs night of terror ÛÓ but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie.”
Along with Castle, the new film also brings back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode for the fifth time, as well as Carpenter who serves as an executive producer and composer.
Castle’s return to his 40-year-old role will only be for a cameo, with James Jude Courtney behind the mask for most of the film, but Castle was heavily involved in the production, which has received such a positive critical reception that Blumhouse has said another sequel is already in the works.
Fans eagerly awaiting the film’s Oct. 12th premiere were excited to hear from Castle, and agreed that therapy hadn’t seemed to help Michael at all.
From the looks of it I think not _ÙÔÈ_Ù_Ä pic.twitter.com/4TlQ2UZLeE
— NWA Ghost Connection (@nwaghostconnect) October 9, 2018
— Francesco Lo Gatto (@logatto75) October 9, 2018
Apparently he was triggered by watching Resurrection and the second Rob Zombie movie together _Ù_»
— A. Rogue (@Aimee_Rogue) October 9, 2018
Personally, I believe #TheShape lost his shizzle when he saw little Mikey Myers sitting on the curb pouting while the Love Hurts song was playing in ZombieÛªs first #Halloween movie. I know I did! _Ù_Ä_Ù÷__Ù÷
— David Barbour (@dwbarbour) October 9, 2018
Although some wondered if Michael ever stood a chance.
was it therapy though? was it really? lol
— _ÙÓ» ÎÐÛÊ Valo ÛÊÎÐ _Ù_Ä (@ValoXIII) October 9, 2018
He hasnÛªt said a word in 40 years. Makes it tough to make any headway.
— Doug Gole (@dougg98) October 9, 2018
Some people never change. _Ù÷
— Dr.LoveGore (@DLovegore) October 9, 2018
Fortunately, a terrifying psychotic killer was exactly what everyone was hoping for.
According to Rolling Stone Magazine, this movie will freak you the [email protected]$& out! So I look forward to it.
— Joe Sartor (@horrordude26) October 9, 2018
CANNOT Wait to see the movie!
— Larry barr (@barrman) October 9, 2018
IÛªm excited as fuck Ï¬ pic.twitter.com/7jMRMnCCn4
— sLayyFrito_ÙÎÈÏ¬ (@LemonadeLay) October 9, 2018
As excited as fans are for the iconic character’s return, you have to wonder how does he have the energy to keep terrorizing after all these years?
You'd think he would have mellowed out a bit…
— Sam R. Colletto, Jr. (@SamRC1987) October 9, 2018