Halloween Theory: Michael Myers Has A Rare Medical Condition

Fans of John Carpenter's 1978 slasher icon Michael Myers have theorized that he has a medical condition that causes an insensitivity to pain.

Halloween Theory: Michael Myers Has A Rare Medical Condition

In 1978, John Carpenter introduced the world to the unkillable slasher icon Michael Myers in the horror film Halloween. After the release of the first film, the franchise exploded and now features twelve films featuring the killer. Despite receiving nearly fatal wounds and countless injuries, Michael Myers has yet to be killed by anyone or anything. His unkillable nature led to one fan theory that he has a rare medical condition that causes an insensitivity to pain.

The first two installments of the franchise end with cliffhangers and make fans question whether or not he has reached his end. When Halloween III: Season Of The Witch released in 1982, Michael Myers’ absence alluded to Halloween II as the last time he would grace movie theater screens. Yet, six years later, he was resurrected in the franchise with Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers. When he returned, it prompted several decades of fans questioning whether or not he even could die.

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In nearly ever installment, Michael sustains some type of injury that would be fatal or cause extreme pain in the average person. This has lent fuel to fan theories that he is somehow an immortal being; one theory even suggests that he is a cyborg. The most improbable theory to date is that Michael Myers has a congenital insensitivity to pain.

While there is a congenital medical condition that causes an individual to have an insensitivity to pain, it is high improbable that Michael Myers has such a condition. The medical anomaly is a peripheral neuropathy that affects the nervous system and causes an individual to not feel pain. Scientists have found that, due to the inability to experience pain, the condition can lead to a reduced life expectancy. This is caused by an accumulation of injuries that the individual is not able to feel or notice no matter the severity such as broken bones and severe wounds.

If Michael Myers does have the congenital medical condition, then his life expectancy would drastically be shortened by everything that is inflicted onto his body such as bullet and knife wounds, being pushed from buildings, and more. In the canon of the original films, there is no way that Michael would last so long. The condition may cause an insensitivity to pain, but it does not make people immortal. However, if the theory argued that he was immortal and had a congenital insensitivity to pain, then it would be more plausible, but it does not.

Ultimately, there is still no explanation as to why Michael Myers cannot be killed, but that does not stop fan theories from proposing an array of possibilities. A congenital medical condition that causes an insensitivity to pain could have worked to explain his immortality, but it can easily be debunked. John Carpenter's Halloween franchise does not have a slasher icon with a rare medical anomaly.

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As AMC Theatres struggles financially because of the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon is reportedly considering buying out the company.

Movie Theaters May Be Acquired By Amazon | Screen Rant

As movie theaters struggle to cope with their coronavirus-related shutdowns, Amazon might be looking into acquiring AMC Theatres. In mid-March, as the outbreak worsened, public spaces began to close down to prevent further spread of the virus. Movie theaters were among them, with chains like AMC, Regal Cinemas, and Showcase Cinemas shuttering their doors. Some hoped to reopen within weeks, but now, two months later, most theaters remain closed. Many aim to reopen in July, though some smaller theaters in states like Georgia and Texas have already begun to attempt getting back to work.

AMC might be the chain suffering the most during the shutdown, as experts recently suggested the company could be facing bankruptcy. AMC remains the largest theater chain in the world, with over 11,000 screens around the globe. That doesn't seem to have helped the chain, however, judging by its precarious financial situation. AMC also found itself in the news recently when it announced it would no longer show any Universal films following statements made by Universal's CEO that suggested a growing preference for PVOD.

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AMC's financial woes have led to Amazon considering buying AMC. According to sources speaking with The Daily Mail, it's unclear if the discussions are still ongoing, but Amazon seems to be interested in acquiring the theater chain. Because of AMC's near-bankruptcy status, the chain would be cheap and easy for Amazon to purchase. Neither Amazon nor AMC commented on the potential sale. This is not the first time Amazon has considered purchasing movie theaters; the company previously considered buying Landmark Theatres, though they lost out to Cohen Media Group.

Amazon's acquisition of AMC could have a massive impact on the entertainment industry, largely because of Amazon's role as a streaming service. Putting AMC in the hands of Amazon would give the latter the power to control thousands of screens and thus promote their own content to a greater degree than before. This is especially significant now because of the continuing debate of movie theaters versus streaming, which is the primary cause of AMC's fight with Universal. Amazon buying AMC would bring the two platforms together in a way that hasn't really been done before.

Of course, this is no guarantee that it will actually happen. Without any definitive statements from either Amazon or AMC, it's hard to say exactly how their talks are progressing, or even if they still are. Until the two companies speak out, the future is all speculation. It isn't outside the realm of possibility that Amazon will pour its money into acquiring AMC; perhaps some new information will come out soon.

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Source: The Daily Mail

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