“40 years ago, a man named Michael Myers was imprisoned for stalking and killing babysitters on Halloween night, crimes Michael says he did not commit,” The Late Late Show posits. “Follow Michael’s journey to clear his name and find freedom, despite an overwhelming amount of evidence.”
While the 1978 film – and its new sequel out today – showcase Myers as a completely silent killer, this mash-up gives Myers a voice, complete with British accent, in the form of Late Late Show host James Corden.
“I don’t know where this whole ‘he doesn’t talk’ thing came from. I thought I had the right to remain silent,” Myers explains. “They got the wrong guy… I’ve been in prison for 40 years for a crime I didn’t commit.”
The segment, inspired by the Netflix true crime series, then presents the evidence against Myers as the Babysitter Murders killer, as well as testimony from friends, like Friday the 13th machete-wielder Jason Voorhes. “The only thing Mike ever killed was the dance floor, the guy can move,” Voorhes says.
After new DNA evidence exonerates Myers and he leaves prison, the masked murderer resumes a normal life, which includes stops at Starbucks, Transcendental Meditation and a budding romance. However, Myers is sent back to prison after police uncover a litany of murders connected to sequel films like Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.
“It’s a corrupt justice system,” Myers complains. “The one thing that gives me hope is that there is a lot of good people out there that still believes in my innocence,” people like Voorhes, Chucky and Freddy Krueger.