Rob Zombie’s Halloween II: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

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Halloween found itself getting the Rob Zombie treatment with two movies in 2007 and 2009, and here are some random facts about the 2009 sequel.

While you’ll see varying opinions on Rob Zombie’s first Halloween, it’s a different story for part 2. 2009’s Halloween II isn’t treated very kindly by fans and critics. But in any case, its behind the scenes stories remain interesting, and here are ten facts you (probably) didn’t know.

10. A cut scene shows the first time Michael ever speaks

Michael Myers is certainly one of horror’s quietest serial killers. He doesn’t so much as grunt in audible pain, let alone have anything to say. For the entire life of the franchise, since 1978, Michael would remain mute. Nobody would ever hear the Shape utter a word for decades.

Rob Zombie would decide in 2009 that he would rectify this. Trying to fix something that isn’t broken, Zombie has Michael actually talk in the film. In Zombie’s original ending of the flick, Loomis removes Michael’s mask, and Michael screams, “DIE!” before stabbing him.

Michael is already getting that point across by trying to kill Loomis. Having him actually say it certainly hurts the scene more than it helps it. But it does mark the first time in Halloween history an adult Michael Myers speaks. Still, it’s all for the best that it didn’t make the theatrical cut.