Travelers on Rockford’s Cumberland Street over the past few weeks in October may have caught sight of Michael Myers, the infamous boogeyman from the ‘Halloween’ series of horror films, prowling the area.
Facebook user Nadia Adamany took this video of the creepy trick-or-treater walking through the Edgewater neighborhood on Sunday, mimicking the infamous movie maniac’s patented black-eyed stare as she and her friend drove past.
Sightings of the boogeyman are becoming a common occurrence on Cumberland Street each Fall as Halloween draws near.
This Michael Myers isn’t Rockford’s only edition of the masked slasher, though: Marcus Choppa is a ‘Halloween’ enthusiast who started an Instagram account three years ago, featuring a playful Michael Myers getting ready for his big day by lifting weights, reading the paper with his kids, or getting his hair cut at a local barber.
The character of Michael Myers originated in the 1978 film ‘John Carpenter’s Halloween’, in which escaped mental patient (called only The Shape in the film’s credits) heads back to his hometown, the fictional hamlet of Haddonfield, Illinois, to relive the murder of his sister 15 years prior.
Famously, the filmmakers modified an over-the-counter Captain Kirk mask and used that as the face of their silent stalker.
This weekend, star Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as survivor-girl Laurie Strode to face down the unstoppable, seemingly superhuman killer once again in ‘Halloween,’ the 11th film in the long-running film series.
Halloween 2018 opens tonight in the Rockford area at both AMC Showplace 16 in Rockford and AMC Showplace 14 in Machesney Park.