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Rob Zombie‘s Halloween movies have their defenders, but I’m not one of them. And it sounds like Zombie disliked making the movies just as much as I disliked watching them. The filmmaker and Dragula enthusiast recently opened-up about the “miserable experience” of making his two Halloween movies. Zombie also revealed that he made a behind-the-scenes documentary highlighting the problems involved with Halloween, but it’s unlikely to ever see the light of day.
In 2007, Rob Zombie’s Halloween attempted to resurrect Michael Myers for a whole new generation. The result was a messy, poorly-written film that took away what made Michael Myers so scary to begin with and turned him into some poor, misunderstood loser who grows up to be a hulking serial killer. Zombie’s attempt to give Michael a tragic backstory is the antithesis of John Carpenter’s original, in which Michael Myers was a seemingly normal kid from a normal family and who turned out to be the living embodiment of evil anyway. In short, I hated it.
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Zombie’s sequel Halloween II was a bit better because the filmmaker took things into an even weirder direction. But it still suffered from the problem that plagues all of Zombie’s movies: a bad screenplay. Still, I know plenty of people – people whose opinions I respect, even – who love the Zombie Halloween movies. Yet all the defenders in the world aren’t enough to improve the experience of making the Halloween movies for Rob Zombie. Speaking with Forbes, the filmmaker – who is...
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