From Venom to Spawn, Todd McFarlane knows how to draw horror characters, giving them his own unique twist. And now, he’s used his knack for the eerie in depiction of one of horror’s most iconic villains, Michael Myers, in a New York Comic Con-exclusive poster for Halloween.
The black-and-white illustration offers a close-up of Myers’s face, with McFarlane detailing every groove and stringy hair in the character’s mask, adding on to the already-uneasy feeling one gets from looking at one of cinema’s best-known killers. To complete the dread, the image has Myers looking out at the viewer, with two black holes where his eyes should be, almost as if he were searching for new victims, while the Halloween logo hovers on the right side of his face, just below McFarlane’s signature.
With his expertise in adding detail to his images, and creating nightmarish imagery, McFarlane was the right choice to make this poster, as the image shows that what makes a great horror villain isn’t whatever powers or gimmicks they may have, but the sense of fear that they can evoke in the viewers.
Debuting Oct. 19, the latest Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script written with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak with Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney sharing the role of masked killer Michael Myers. Halloween is executive produced and scored by original filmmaker John Carpenter.
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