This week, we continue our series on how art imitates life — exploring the fictional crimes of iconic slasher Michael Myers in a real world context. (20 min) (8.14.20)
Last week, we looked at the dream demon, the nightmare himself, Freddy Krueger. We treated him as if he were a real world killer, and broke down his crime spree, in a realistic manner. Today, we do the same with another beloved onscreen killer: Michael Myers.
Michael Audrey Myers was born on October 19th, 1957, to his middle class parents, younger brother to sister Judith. Reports suggest that Michael was disturbed at a very young age, often claiming to hear voices that told him to do devious things. One day, when he was just six years old, young Michael gave into those voices. He picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed his sister nine times before walking outside to wait for his parents, and ultimately his incarceration.
Myers spent his entire life in psychiatric care, mostly tended to by one Dr. Sam Loomis. After spending years with Michael, Loomis concluded that the young Myers was nothing but pure evil, an assessment that would be proven to be true years later when Michael broke out of the institution to return home. The rest, as they say, is history.
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