For the first time, the origin of Michael Myers is revealed in Halloween: Behind the Mask. On Halloween night, 1963, 6-year-old Michael Myers slaughtered his sister and was sent to the Smith's Grove Mental Hospital. In 1978 Michael escaped and, adopting the identity of The Shape (aka The Bogeyman) returned to his home town of Haddonfield and committed more murders before mysteriously disappearing. In Halloween: Behind the Mask, Michael returns to Haddonfield to carve out another gruesome chapter in his bloody saga. What happened in Michael's early years in Smith's Grove? Is he a psychotic killer or a supernatural monster? Now readers will go behind the mask and learn the secret of the Myers' family curse.