Rob Zombie’s Halloween: Laurie Strode glad third movie never took place


With Blumhouse fully entrenched in Halloween, the years of Rob Zombie are over. And nobody is happier than Laurie Strode herself, Scout Taylor-Compton.

We never got Halloween III….and one person is especially glad.

According to Screen Rant, Laurie Strode is afraid of zombies. With the new Halloween debuting to mega bucks, the Rob Zombie era is far behind us. After diminishing returns on 2009’s Halloween II, we never got a third Michael Myers movie from the rocker turned filmmaker or anyone else– and you may be surprised who’s glad most of all.

Speaking with Syfy Wire, Scout Taylor-Compton revealed the troubling details on the failed to materialize Halloween III. And it may not surprise you, but it’s not pretty bad:

"“And Rob wasn’t gonna be part of it. And they pretty much cut funds in half. It was the strangest phone call I’ve ever gotten in my entire life. When I heard that Rob wasn’t gonna be a part of it, I called Tyler [Mane] and I talked to him. And he said that he had gotten the same offer. We were so hesitant on doing it. And we saw the media, all the different directors that they had attached to it and all this stuff. I was indifferent with what I wanted to do; it seemed so unorganized and so up in the air. But then I was like, ‘Well if I don’t do [the movie], they’re gonna get someone else to train what I’ve worked so hard on.’ But I’m kinda glad that it didn’t happen, because the way that the offer came in, it was not from loving hands.”"

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Yeah, studio filmmaking, especially sequels, can be that way sometimes Laurie…

While this is standard in the industry, it’s hard not to feel for the actress. With Zombie already dusting his hand of the series, the studio was working quickly to get another movie made. At that point, there is no creativity involved — it’s simply a product.

Although, it’s not like the first two films are high art. The sequel is truly terrible, only getting points for trying something (the white horse stuff works to a point). As for the remake? Zombie’s original cut is decent, but that version never made it to theaters. So what we’re left with is a mash of scenes with little narrative coherence. Yeah, I think we lucked out on no Halloween III.

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