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Michael Myers's Iconic Head Tilt Serves A Specific And Unsettling Purpose

By Koh Mochizuki

Michael Myers has been terrorizing moviegoers since 1978 when he appeared in the iconic slasher flick, Halloween

Enough fans obsessed over the masked psycho-killer to spawn eight sequels with another on the way on October 19th.

Out of all the successive films from the franchise, no other scene matches one skin-crawling moment from John Carpenter's original film.  In a horrific death scene, Michael Myers makes a deadbolt out of "Bob" by raising him off the floor and plunging a knife into him on a set of french doors. 

But that's not the scary part. 

It's the killer's unforgettable head tilt, as if in admiration of his work, that continues haunting people to this day.