• 'The budget forthe original 1978 film Halloween
8 0 small that the actor playing Michael Myers
Was paid $20 per day and the original Michael
Myers mask was purchased ata local costume
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    • You guys fell right into my trap. I’ve made this to find Michael Myers accounts. Pfffts idiots
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    • Low budgets bring about creativity. Look at the first Evil Dead movie. Fucking phenomenal work of art.
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    • Thats all well and good information, accurate even. However, the picture shown is from Halloween 5 which had a significantly higher budget and the worst mask design in the entire franchise
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    • When horror films used to be horror films.
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    • The mask if based on William shatners face
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    • Mmm
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    • At least it had a higher budget then whoever cropped this damn meme
      TheWolf27 27 jun
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    • I actually met the original actor. Really chill dude
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    • PorkSword 27 jun
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    • Budget was 325,000 usd
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    • Important question, did they pay him a bigger cut since he was only making $20 a day?
      Lesbians 28 jun
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    • Art is born when limitations give birth to creativity
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    • And it still made my hair stand on end. Give me one of those high budget Saw installations or some shit and I'm asleep half way through.
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    • I hope the actor got payed more afterward
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    • This isn't even from the original Halloween, This picture is from Halloween 5
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    • Amazing how it turned into such an iconic movie
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    • Wasn’t it a William shatner mask that they spray painted white
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    • Yeah that’s pretty cool... it’s a great scary show and I love Jamie Lee Curtis. I think this was the first flick she did.
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    • Budget was 325,000
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    • 325,000 is not a lot for a movie guys
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    • They must've had the same low budget and must've made this meme at the same time with how fucking pixelated it is
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    • Image is the wrong movie that Halloween 5 all new mask and actor
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    • Wasn’t the mask modeled after William Shatner? I don’t think costume shops just sold William Shatner mask
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    • Well that's not the original Michael Myers that's after Halloween 4 when they turned Michael as big as a house
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    • Seriously, WHO IS THE DUMBASS WHO CROPS THESE FUCKING THINGS?!?
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    • One of the best horror movies ever made, and there is hardly any gore in it, it’s all in your mind.
      Nps1016 27 jun
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    • Plus, Michael Myers was played by four or five different people
      Eldarin 27 jun
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    • The original mask was a captain Kirk mask that the crew painted white
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    • I'd prefer seeing someone else's watermark than a poorly cropped meme
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    • False. The mask was a mold of William shatner from Star Trek.
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    • That’s actually not true I’m pretty sure they molded the mask from Captain Kirks face...the director thought the mold looked scary so they used it
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    • Ahh bruh saw
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    • I dream of making a widely celebrated video just by myself with no budget
      EdgeRuko 27 jun
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    • The original mask was just a Captain Kirk mask that they spray painted white
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    • How not to crop an image 101.
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    • And John Carpenter, the director, also did the soundtrack.
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    • The right edge cropping needs to stop
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    • Am I too late to get top comment for saying inigga
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    • Lies! The mask was based on shatners mug, they had plenty of money
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    • Nice crop shitlord
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    • I’m glad the mask in the pic isn’t the H1 mask
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    • When the movie was filmed, the minimum wage was $1.35@hr.
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    • The only thing that is lower budget is for cropping the goddamm memes lately
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    • They also shot the movie and summer time and only had a garbage bag full of leaves that they would continually pick up and reuse to make it look like it was around Halloween.
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    • Don't show a picture of halloween 5 ass hat
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    • The first man behind the mask was Nick Castle
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    • That picture isn’t from the original Halloween move
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    • It’s a shatener wig inside out
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    • That’s not even the original michael. That’s literally Michael from the 5th movie
      bonecall 30 jun
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    • Actually the mask was a tossed out William Shatner mask from the Original Star Trek series. Found in a dumpster and painted white
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    • You say they payed him 20 bucks a day, but it took like 3 months to film
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    • 20 dollars was quite a bit more in 1978. And yeah they bought a captain Kirk mask and basically just reshaped the eyes and painted it white.
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    • It was Mike Myers, and I think it looks shaggadelic baby
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    • Captain Kirk mask painted white
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    • The mask is a Captain Kirk Halloween mask painted white lol
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    • That’s why you gotta do what Sir Alec Guinness did for Star Wars. He wanted a portion of the gross royalties, which now has made him an estimated $95 million, compared to Mark Hamill, who was the main character, and was only paid $650,000.
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    • Apparently the person who screen capped this didn't have enough of a budget for more pixels
      Wahgineer 29 jun
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    • Nigga how did people make movies for so cheap but still got them on theaters dont you have to pay a lot for that or the movie has to be made by rich well know people
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    • The best era of horror movies change my mind
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    • That’s why you ask for royalties no matter what
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    • I mean look at the Blaire Witch project. One of the best horror films to date and it kinda helped break in the found footage style into mainstream horror.
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    • Shirtless Myers shirtless Myers
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    • Why was it gross? Was it just that horrendous?
      pogging 29 jun
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    • That was only 82 in today’s money
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    • It was a Captain Kirk mask turned inside out
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    • And he wasn’t supposed to keep showing up in movies. The following Halloween movies were supposed to be different themes every time, but people kept begging for Myers
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    • It's a painted William Shatner mask. Enjoy never not being able to see that, suckers.
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    • Wasn’t the mask just a Captain Kirk mask they cut up and painted?
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    • Fun fact, the author of lititure to go is named Michael myers
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    • You know the mask is actually an OG Captain Kirk mask but white? (Sorry if I misspelled his name I don’t watch fagtrek)
      NotNard 29 jun
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    • Halloween 2018 is such a dope movie that needs more attention. It made Michael more frightening without making him completely inhuman, and imo it has the best mask design in the entire franchise.
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    • Stonks
      dany 29 jun
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    • It was a Captain Kirk (William Shatner) mask
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    • Yeah, and its a wonder that they only spawned like two good sequels from that movie. And what the hell was that 5th movie mask.
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    • My dad had a Michael Myers costume when I was growing up and he told me that he lived in the basement and if I didn't eat my vegetables he would go downstairs and put the costume on. After the first time I started eating my vegetables every day.
      Calimon 29 jun
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    • It's just a captain Kirk mask
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    • It makes me feel the same way I always feel actors are extremely overpaid. Like 1000 dollars a day wouldn't be enough or what else are you gonna do go get a real job? I dont think so
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    • The mask is a William Shatner mask that was turned inside out, painted and then added hair
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    • 25$ a day
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    • The mask was a Captain Kirk mask they painted white
      Austin96 28 jun
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    • Paranormal activity 1 had a budget of 15 thousand dollars, the box office was 193.4 million dollars
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    • Where did they get a Michael Myers mask before the character existed?
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    • $20 in 78 is like 100 ish today
      Grantipoo 28 jun
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    • The pic is from Halloween 5. Worst mask iteration in the series.
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    • Hopefully the actors asked for royalties
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    • This is all true, fuck you infochecker.
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    • I’m paid more than him lmao
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