Most guys looking to propose to their girlfriends will do so with a romantic night out and eventually getting on one knee in front of a bunch of strangers to pop the question. That however was not the case for 30-year old Alec Wells.
Last October when thinking of a romantic way to propose to his horror-film obsessed girlfriend Katherine Canipe, Alec Wells hit on the perfect idea. Recreate a scene from Katherine’s favorite horror movie, Halloween.
“Katherine is a complete horror movie fanatic,” Wells told Daily Mail Online. “She hosts a podcast about horror movies called Boys and Ghouls and John Carpenter’s Halloween is her favorite movie of all time.”
While his girlfriend was touring one of the actual streets in which John Carpenter’s Halloween was filmed, Wells, dressed like Michael Myers himself, hid behind a hedge. As Katherine walked closer, Wells stepped out from behind the hedge in similar fashion to one of movie’s most memorable scenes.
“It’s such an iconic moment in the film – the first time Michael materializes mere feet away from Jamie Lee Curtis’ character,” Wells told the Daily Mail Online. “It’s scary and surreal, just the way I wanted to proposal to feel.”
After getting over the shock, Katherine’s friend urged her to go ahead and see the character behind the mask. As she turned the corner Alec took off his mask and on one knee, proposed to his girlfriend.
The proposal, which actually took place on October 25th of last year, has now been shared by Alec Wells on YouTube. Besides the actual proposal, the video also showed parts from the actual 1978 movie.
For Alec and Katherine, their movie loving inspiration continued with the engagement photo.
Earlier this week Katherine posted on Imgur, sharing the couple’s engagement photo which also took after a popular Hollywood blockbuster.
“My fiancé knows how much I love Halloween, so when it came time to propose, he dressed up as Michael Myers and jumped out at me with a ring. Perfect proposal,” Katherine wrote in her post. “Sooooooo, when it came time to take an engagement photo, I let him decide what we were going to do. GREAT SCOTT, it turned out well!”