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Young Michael Myers from Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween’ Is Unrecognizable Now

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HALLOWEEN, Daeg Faerch, 2007. ©Dimension Films/Courtesy Everett Collection

Halloween franchise fans might remember Daeg Faerch as young Michael Myers. Rob Zombie’s decision to spotlight Michael’s childhood for the entirety of his remake’s first act remains a point of contention among audiences to this day. Some argue Zombie’s remake remains one of the series’ better entries for just that—its decision to peel back the layers on what made Michael Myers ultimately become Michael Myers.

Others (like me) remain frustrated that Zombie spent so much time developing a backstory he’d swiftly discredit with some more Loomis mumbo-jumbo—Michael Myers was just evil all along, yo.

Still, Faerch’s performance was undoubtedly a bright spot in Zombie’s remake. While his character doesn’t narratively work, Faerch’s performance was chilling and heartbreaking in equal measure. While they were dismissed from Halloween II—they’d filmed some but had grown too tall—Faerch’s young Myers is as core to the franchise’s mythos as anything else. But where has Faerch been since starring in the smash hit?

HALLOWEEN, Daeg Faerch (front), director Rob Zombie (left), Tyler Mane (back), 2007. ©Dimension Films/Courtesy Everett Collection

Daeg Faerch has principally been rapping since their role in Horror-remake-an-excellent-reimagining/” rel=”noreferrer noopener” target=”_blank” aria-label=”(opens in a new tab)”>Halloween. A few acting stints here and there—including a role on an episode of Max’s Euphoria—have been peripheral to a career dedicated to Soundcloud tunes for Mid-Atlantic basement parties everywhere.

Take a listen:

Performing under the name GreatDaeg, no strip mall is safe from Daeg Faerch’s riffs on some classic tunes. Faerch’s Instagram account is principally music promo (and an incredulous amount of Dakota Fanning), though there is the occasional bit of Halloween content thrown in here and there.

Here’s a closer look at the young star of Rob Zombie’s Halloween here:

The career trajectory for young stars is as unpredictable as anything, though Faerch seems to have settled into a niche that works well for them. And honestly? Good for them. Stardom isn’t easy, and sometimes the best way forward is to shift away from the bright lights of the industry into another creative pursuit.

Are you a fan of Daeg Faerch’s music? How does Rob Zombie’s Halloween work for you? Let me know what you think over on Twitter @Chadiscollins.

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