Rob Zombie Returns for Halloween Remake Sequel

Goodbye, French guys Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, because Rob Zombie is coming back to helm the sequel to “Halloween”, his reboot of the John Carpenter franchise. Kinda sucks to be Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo right now, but that’s what you get trying to step into the shoes of the great and mighty Rob Zombie. Okay, so great and mighty may be a tad much, more like moderately talented and somewhat interesting Rob Zombie. So, the big news in horror circles is that Zombie, who once declined to direct the sequel, has changed his mind, and Dimension Films was more than happy to welcome him back into the fold and kick those French guys out the door. Sucks to be them.

Says the Zomeister about coming back (via Variety):

“I was so burned out. (But) I took a long break, made a record and I got excited again,” Zombie said. “Now, we’ll be hauling ass, and that’s the problem making a movie called ‘Halloween’: If you come out Nov. 1 or after, nobody cares. If it was called anything else, I’d be fine.”

Oh, you wacky kids and your Halloween movies on Halloween.

Dimension Films even has the marketing campaign for the “Halloween” sequel all ready. The title is being shortened to the too-cool-for-school “H2″ and there’s a teaser poster already up at Variety. It’s kinda small, but that’s Variety for ya, absolutely no regard for the fan geeks that enjoy their movie posters in decent size. Have no fear, Dimension Films has provided what Variety did not.

They also add about the sequel:

Zombie’s “H2” will pick up at the exact moment the first movie stopped and follow the aftermath of Michael Myers murderous rampage through the eyes of heroine Laurie Strode.

Presumably this means Scout Taylor-Compton will return as Laurie, with Tyler Mane as Myers.



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  • bill

    I just hope this movie will be better than his first remake halloween 2007 sucked out loud

    • Jason

      So word has it from a friend of mine. they have started filming H2 in Covington,Ga. He bumped into a couple of set guys at the bar one night right up the road from his house.

  • bill

    I just hope this movie will be better than his first remake halloween 2007 sucked out loud

  • bill

    I just hope this movie will be better than his first remake halloween 2007 sucked out loud

    • Jason

      So word has it from a friend of mine. they have started filming H2 in Covington,Ga. He bumped into a couple of set guys at the bar one night right up the road from his house.

  • v

    You are an idiot!!! The remake was great!! Looking forward for H2

    • Devon

      Actually the remake did stink. I’m a huge fan of the series and
      the whole idea behind bringing in Zombie, no offense, was to
      beef it up a lot and make it really nasty and scary. With all due
      respect, the new remake was just so-so. It was an improved version
      of the orginal. Zombie is known for “The Hills Have Eyes”, “House of 1000 Corpses!” Hence House of 1000 corpses! The name itself should tell you how gory it was. The Devils Rejects was also very well done. But then you have Halloween remake and this little boy slices up his entire family and then as a grown up, puts on a mask and stalks the town. Zombie didn’t add anything to it. He just continued what Akkad had started. I expected him to show up adding a chainsaw to Myers hand or a storage attick filled with corpses heads or something cool. But nothing except the same babysitter stalked routine. So I hope he can add a little excitement to the series. But honestly Halloween remake was a bit dull….No offense to Rob Zombie….I still love his flicks though….

    • Ms. Sexy 1

      hell yeah i am looking forward to h2. Loved the old halloween and love the new one. Go Rob Zombie.

  • v

    You are an idiot!!! The remake was great!! Looking forward for H2

    • Devon

      Actually the remake did stink. I’m a huge fan of the series and
      the whole idea behind bringing in Zombie, no offense, was to
      beef it up a lot and make it really nasty and scary. With all due
      respect, the new remake was just so-so. It was an improved version
      of the orginal. Zombie is known for “The Hills Have Eyes”, “House of 1000 Corpses!” Hence House of 1000 corpses! The name itself should tell you how gory it was. The Devils Rejects was also very well done. But then you have Halloween remake and this little boy slices up his entire family and then as a grown up, puts on a mask and stalks the town. Zombie didn’t add anything to it. He just continued what Akkad had started. I expected him to show up adding a chainsaw to Myers hand or a storage attick filled with corpses heads or something cool. But nothing except the same babysitter stalked routine. So I hope he can add a little excitement to the series. But honestly Halloween remake was a bit dull….No offense to Rob Zombie….I still love his flicks though….

    • Ms. Sexy 1

      hell yeah i am looking forward to h2. Loved the old halloween and love the new one. Go Rob Zombie.

  • Travis

    Wow…ok so most of the remake of the last one was good..I wish it focused more on the actual remake of it rather thant he backstory, but I appreciate what he did with it and I imagine that the halloween 2 remake will be amazing! It will just be straight laurie strode and michael myers! I love it!

  • Travis

    Wow…ok so most of the remake of the last one was good..I wish it focused more on the actual remake of it rather thant he backstory, but I appreciate what he did with it and I imagine that the halloween 2 remake will be amazing! It will just be straight laurie strode and michael myers! I love it!

  • mR.iNsAnE

    DUDE! For somone who “loves his flicks” you sure fouled up your knowledge regaurding Rob’s films…

    Devon, you said “Zombie is known for “The Hills Have Eyes”, “House of 1000 Corpses!” Hence House of 1000 corpses! The name itself should tell you how gory it was. The Devils Rejects was also very well done.”

    Okay, first of all….Rob had nothing to do with ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ or the follow up (Which Wes Craven and his kid Co-Wrote) so you need to maybe….um…know what your placing onto someone else’s resume.

    And The first “Corpses” film was not chalked full of countless dead bodies, it had the two robbers,2, then the two couples, 4, the dad and the cop, 6, and the cporses were zombies, so they were dead before the film started, and in reality, the chick who got away was never really shown being stabbed by Otis, so that only 5, 5and a half tops…not countless bodies as you made it sound like. And ‘The Devil’s Rejects’ was by far, his best work, mostly because he managed to make the film have a western feel, which made it more gritty then it would have been had it taken place at the Firefly house.

    Secondly….you also said….

    “But then you have Halloween remake and this little boy slices up his entire family and then as a grown up, puts on a mask and stalks the town. Zombie didn’t add anything to it. He just continued what Akkad had started. I expected him to show up adding a chainsaw to Myers hand or a storage attick filled with corpses heads or something cool. But nothing except the same babysitter stalked routine.”

    WTF! He added an entire balckstory, he even gave the mask one! That is not the same old stalking the sitters routine, and where the heck do you think a chainsaw would come into play in the series, let alone the remake…this isn’t Texas its Haddonfield….plus when in all the othher flims did you see Mike beat down a guy in the restroom and jack his clothes? That’s your addinng something new to the series…he straight down mugged the guy, then killed him, and left his naked body in the crapper!

    So, A…get your info right….and, B, unless you got the time, the money, the skill, and the crew to film the best remake on the planet…and a coke and a smile and shut the F up!

    Why am I even posting this?

  • mR.iNsAnE

    DUDE! For somone who “loves his flicks” you sure fouled up your knowledge regaurding Rob’s films…

    Devon, you said “Zombie is known for “The Hills Have Eyes”, “House of 1000 Corpses!” Hence House of 1000 corpses! The name itself should tell you how gory it was. The Devils Rejects was also very well done.”

    Okay, first of all….Rob had nothing to do with ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ or the follow up (Which Wes Craven and his kid Co-Wrote) so you need to maybe….um…know what your placing onto someone else’s resume.

    And The first “Corpses” film was not chalked full of countless dead bodies, it had the two robbers,2, then the two couples, 4, the dad and the cop, 6, and the cporses were zombies, so they were dead before the film started, and in reality, the chick who got away was never really shown being stabbed by Otis, so that only 5, 5and a half tops…not countless bodies as you made it sound like. And ‘The Devil’s Rejects’ was by far, his best work, mostly because he managed to make the film have a western feel, which made it more gritty then it would have been had it taken place at the Firefly house.

    Secondly….you also said….

    “But then you have Halloween remake and this little boy slices up his entire family and then as a grown up, puts on a mask and stalks the town. Zombie didn’t add anything to it. He just continued what Akkad had started. I expected him to show up adding a chainsaw to Myers hand or a storage attick filled with corpses heads or something cool. But nothing except the same babysitter stalked routine.”

    WTF! He added an entire balckstory, he even gave the mask one! That is not the same old stalking the sitters routine, and where the heck do you think a chainsaw would come into play in the series, let alone the remake…this isn’t Texas its Haddonfield….plus when in all the othher flims did you see Mike beat down a guy in the restroom and jack his clothes? That’s your addinng something new to the series…he straight down mugged the guy, then killed him, and left his naked body in the crapper!

    So, A…get your info right….and, B, unless you got the time, the money, the skill, and the crew to film the best remake on the planet…and a coke and a smile and shut the F up!

    Why am I even posting this?

  • mR.iNsAnE

    Oh and by the way…I think Rob is more creative then simply stealing the “chaninsaw hand” from the “Evil Dead” series!

    So… yeah…have a coke and a smile and shut the F up! Eat the popcorn and be glad someone made a movie that rocks! and A follow up that will rock twice as hard.

    I’m done trying to smack you upside the head with a blog…until the I change my mind like Rob, and serve your ass a sequel.