Halloween star Nick Castle undoubtedly had a whale of a time portraying Michael Myers in the slasher franchise's original movie – but it turns out there was a downside to playing the character.
Castle performed the majority of Myers' scenes in the film, helping to establish the masked serial killer's iconic physicality. But now, the actor has admitted he regrets agreeing to shoot one particular sequence involving freezing cold rain water.
"I wish I would have let the stunt guy do the first scene where it's in the rain and I'm jumping up on the car so I didn't have to freeze to death," Castle told video podcast The Thing With Two Heads.
"That was horrible. The worst part on the show, for me, because it was like, 40-something degrees that night and it was late and they put on the hoses and there's no warm water coming out of the hose. Those big-ass hoses.
"And when those drops came down on me, through the gown, it was like knives. And then, of course, [director] John [Carpenter] had to go, 'Take two'."
"The movie is something else. It's fun, intense and brutal, a slasher movie times one hundred, big time," he said.
"It's huge. I've never seen anything like this: the kill count!"
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