The lasting appeal of the Halloween 4 poster mask

If you’re a fan of Halloween you know the mask has never been the same since part One and Two. Arguably, the first saving grace for the mask was RZ’s remake mask – the clean version is the closest to the original than any before. But the focus is not any of these masks – the mask I’m talking about is the mask from the cover art of part Four. This mask is stunning but it doesn’t exist.

This is the picture used to promote every Myers mask that is found in Spencers Gifts, CVS, Rite-Aide and any other place that sells mass-produced masks. Why is this artwork always used? It’s one of the coolest looking masks and gives a great Michael look. But why wasn’t it produced or used in any of the films? It feels like a bait and switch, which is exactly how I felt when I first saw H4.

Luckily some of the artists in our community have produced replicas of the artwork seen on the H4 poster:

Nightowl Evilution


Nightowl Maniac


NAG Screenused – Pictured at the left is the image which was supposedly used as a reference when the artist created the H4 poster.


The first artist to sculpt a replica of the H4 poster artwork was John Smith, when he created the SAMHAIN:


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