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Halloween, the famous horror movie everybody argues has too many sequels, is responsible for one of the scariest Halloween characters, Michael Myers.

Surprisingly, there’s nothing too scary behind the creation of the mask itself. When shooting the original 1978 film, production designer Tommy Lee Wallace bought two masks from a magic shop on Hollywood Boulevard. He bought a clown mask and a William Shatner as Captain Kirk in Star Trek mask.

Actor Nick Castle had told the New York Times, “Tommy came in with the clown mask on, and we went, ‘Ooh, that’s kind of scary.’ Then he put on the Shatner mask, and we stopped dead and said, ‘It’s perfect.””

The designers then spray painted it white, cut the eye holes just a tad bigger and Michael Myers was born.

Hollywood Kyle is the Digital Content Producer and Production Director of Mix 99.5 WJBR. Being a Delaware local, Kyle takes pride in his hometown and has had a love for music since a young age. Hollywood Kyle joins the Mix Morning Show for abstract thoughts and ideas during "Hollywood Kyle" segment around 9:40am Monday thru Friday.

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