Halloween Kills promo: Michael Myers slashes fan contest winner

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Near the end of September, we shared the news that Universal was running a contest for Halloween super fans, giving them the opportunity to be murdered on screen by slasher icon Michael Myers in a special promo video. The contest has since wrapped up, and the result can be seen in the embed above.

As Universal put it, the “Face the Shape” contest offered fans the

chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles to be “killed” by Michael Myers (aka The Shape) on the set of your own Hollywood production. To be the lucky victim, record a video explaining why you are the biggest fan of the franchise and include your best horror scream. 

The winner of the contest was Mark Murtha from Pickerington, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Murtha has been watching the Halloween films since he was very young, and even started filming Halloween-inspired videos with his friends when he was just 9 years old. As he said in his submission video, “I watch Halloween on the best days of my life and it gets me through my worst days.” Those years of fandom have all led to the video above.

The contest was part of the marketing campaign for Halloween Kills (read our review at THIS LINK), which is now in theatres and available to watch on the Peacock streaming service.

Director David Gordon Green’s Halloween 2018 (watch it HERE) ignored all of the other Halloween movies except for John Carpenter’s original (which you can watch HERE). Directed by Green from a script he wrote with Danny McBride and Scott Teems, Halloween Kills is set on the same night as its predecessor.

Minutes after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all. Evil dies tonight.

The cast includes Jamie Lee Curtis as franchise heroine Laurie Strode, Judy Greer as Laurie’s daughter Karen, Andi Matichak as Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson, Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam (a character from the original film), Dylan Arnold reprising the role of Allyson’s boyfriend / Lonnie’s son Cameron, Jibrail Nantambu as Halloween 2018 scene stealer Julian, Omar Dorsey as Sheriff Barker, Nancy Stephens back in her HalloweenHalloween II, and Halloween H20 role of Marion Chambers, Charles Cyphers back as Brackett, Will Patton as Deputy Hawkins, Carmela McNeal and Michael Smallwood as “Sexy Nurse” Vanessa and “Hunky Doctor” Marcus, Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle, and Kyle Richards returning to the role of Lindsey Wallace. James Jude Courtney plays Michael Myers for the second time. Original Michael Myers performer Nick Castle has a one scene cameo. Newcomers include Brian F. Durkin as Deputy Graham and child actress Victoria Paige Watkins as Christy.

Green, McBride, and Curtis also serve as executive producers on Halloween Kills alongside Couper Samuelson and John Carpenter. Jason Blum produced with Malek Akkad.

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