Halloween: Rob Zombie still satisfied with his two trips to Haddonfield


With the Halloween franchise back in the spot light, rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie is still happy with his original remake and its followup.

At least one person is happy with the Halloween reboots….

According to Movieweb, there’s a celebration happening in Haddonfield. After the new Halloween broke box office records and became the number one movie in the country, seemingly everyone is talking Michael Myers. Now, the man who brought the Boogeyman back in 2007 is opening up about his two films. Apparently, at the end of the demented day, he’s still happy with the results.

Here’s what Rob Zombie is saying about his run-ins with the Shape a decade later:

"“I am still proud of both Halloween movies. I prefer the second one, which might surprise people, but the problem is that when you do a remake you can never get a true judgement on what it is you have done. I think it’s the same deal when someone remakes A Nightmare on Elm Street or anything else – it’s just too hard to completely break the formula. Everyone knows Michael Myers and a lot of the fans want the same thing again, but maybe with a small twist – like when they did the eighth one and he’s part of a virtual television programme or something [laughs]. One thing that I got a lot of was, ‘This is what it should have been,’ or, ‘He should have done it like this,’ but if that is the barrier we set then you cannot ever do anything. I really wanted to rework what Halloween was.”"

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I like the rock icon’s confidence….I’m just not sure of his logic.

Let’s get one thing out of the way — Halloween II, his 2009 followup to the remake, is utter crap. Sure the movie has originality going for it, but that doesn’t necessarily make a movie good. There’s a decent flick in there somewhere, but what’s at your local Walmart ain’t it.

Also, I think you can easily see the impact the film had. Just because something is a remake doesn’t mean it’s completely overshadowed by the original. A huge hurdler no doubt, but there are many remakes that have become their own thing in the eyes of horror fans. The problem may lie in that last line, you reworked legend of Michael Myers maybe a little too much.

So, what do you think? Are Rob Zombie’s Halloween films pass or play?

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