Rob Zombie Defends Halloween Remake

Rocker/director ROB ZOMBIE has defended his decision to remake classic '70s horror movie HALLOWEEN, because his version will be completely different to the original. Fans of the franchise are dubious about Zombie's take on the story of psychotic murderer Michael Myers, which will be released later this year (07), but he insists he'll offer cinemagoers something new. He tells British film magazine Empire: "The characters had been beaten to death over the last thirty years of sequels, so I thought the only way to do it was to start fresh. "I really loved the original Halloween so my thought was to try and go about it as a completely different movie. I didn't want it to look or feel like (writer/director) John Carpenter's (original) movie because that would be pointless. "The only reason I said yes was because I thought I came up with a way to do it. I didn't just do it to do it. I've taken away all the supernatural elements of Michael Myers."


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Whilst I have not seen the new Halloween(curious), I do wonder if it is going to help the ageing franchise! The original is and still is a truly defining movie(for a slasher flick); I can't help but think that the movie industry is in a stale place for someone to do what is essentially Halloween 938, the return, of the return, of the prequel, of the dead guy!!!!I love Michael Myers(not in that sense)in a way I find Jack The Ripper fascinating(not a lunatic, honestly)but there were 600 Friday The 13th movies, 1,219 Nightmare On Elm Street movies(unofficial count, just feels like)the industry now needs something less cliched, and uninspiring in thought. Bring back the horror movie, there hasn't been a really decent effort for years. p.s stop comerciallising these things, they are not supposed to be cute and cuddly dolls; they are supposed to be mass murdering, evil people...not exactly a great doll for a 8 year old kid. Sorry for the ramble. p.s if the film turns out to be decent, and I end up saying 'do another one', I shall bore you all again. Thankyou.
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