Everyone wants to know why Michael Myers in the ‘Halloween’ franchise can’t be killed.
Fans of the Halloween franchise have been wondering for decades, and the topic remains unanswered with the release of Halloween Kills: Why can’t Michael Myers be killed? After the killer is shot by Dr. Loomis at the end of 1978’s Halloween, last girl Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) believes she has defeated him (Donald Pleasence). But suddenly he vanishes.
Can Michael be killed, even if it has been shown that he is not a normal mortal? Will history repeat itself, or is it bound to do so? Read on to find out everything we know about Michael Myers and whether Laurie will ever get the better of him.
Laurie triumphs over the nightmare that has plagued her for years at the end of this year’s Halloween. Michael Myers appears to be trapped beneath a burning structure. Regrettably for Laurie, a post-credits scene shows the truth: Michael is, in fact, alive and well.
Michael’s death by fire isn’t the first time characters have tried to set him on fire in the intention of killing him, but he always comes back.
Why is it impossible to kill Michael Myers? Despite the fact that he was (though briefly) slain in numerous of the early franchise sequels, both the original Halloween and the 2018 Halloween portray Michael as an invincible force unaffected by fire or stabbing. What does this signify for Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends? In terms of plot, killing Michael is also the end of the franchise. It’s reasonable that filmmakers would be hesitant to give Michael Myers a definitive ending because he’s a flexible nemesis whose return leads to new films.
Thankfully, John Carpenter, the director of the first Halloween picture in 1978, has an explanation for Michael’s unexplained deathlessness.
To keep the viewer thinking about an unknown villain, John stated he wanted to underline that Michael is most likely a supernatural entity. John liked the mystery of an unknown to a more definite explanation such as “he was cursed,” according to the Halloween 25th Anniversary DVD Commentary. Although it should be mentioned that some of the later Halloween franchise films have sought to disprove John’s original idea by giving Michael a past involving a curse, the ambiguity of Michael’s persona is unsettling.
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