For a long time, there has been a rumor that the killer in the Halloween films, Michael Myers, wore a mask based on William Shatner‘s face.
Rich Sternbach confirms that the rumor was true. “There are a number of historical threads through various production people over the years that validate that,” he said. “I’ve got one of those threads here…I was hired as an illustrator on Halloween 2 in 1981, working for production designer J. Michael Riva. In a supply cabinet at Pumpkin Pie Productions, we had one mask left from the original Halloween, and no idea where to get any others for the sequel. It appeared that we’d need to go check out some of the toys stores and such, but I noticed that there was some wording molded into the neck area. There was a model number, and ‘Don Post Studios.’ I made a call, read off the model number, and the word came back ‘It’s our Captain Kirk mask.’ I asked if we could buy a number of them, and was told ‘We’ll give you a box, just give us credit.’ With that, I turned the official dealings over to the higher-ups. Brush with greatness.”
Shatner also confirmed that Myers wore his face mask, and Shatner returned the favor one Halloween, taking his daughters trick-or-treating while wearing a Michael Myers mask.