Turns out Rob Zombie was a little premature last year when he said he wasn’t doing any more Halloween movies, “or any more remakes of any kind”: Last night, we learned that he is, in fact doing a follow-up to his 2007 version of the John Carpenter classic, which, despite his vow not to, isn’t surprising given how successful the first one was. I’ve always been a fan of Zombie’s demented, trailer trash nihilism (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), and I thoroughly enjoyed his first film’s dive deep inside the mind of killer Michael Myers. But that exploration of the killer’s motives definitely came at the expense of some of the truly frightening slasher horror of the original. My personal hope is that, now that Zombie has his psychological Myers profile project out of the way, we’ll see some more back-to-basics white-knuckled scariness in the sequel, but Zombie’s claim that H2 will again take the franchise in a new direction has me wondering what he’ll actually come up with. What would you like to see in a Zombie Halloween sequel, PopWatchers? Did you enjoy his first film, or is there just no touching a classic, even if taken in a “new direction”?
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