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New (and final?) trailer hits for Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The newest trailer for Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN remake has hit! CLICK IT HERE TO SEE IT!!! Once again, it seems like everything I was expecting it to be. A lot of people accused me of going easy on Zombie in our interview, but I don't think I gave him a free ride. I could have been more of a dickhead, sure, but what's the point? I stood my ground and never once changed my stance. I still told him I thought it was unfair to ask us to disassociate the original film from his remake. I told him the problems I had with giving Myers a background. Ultimately, I haven't seen the movie. Now that there's no possibility of it changing for the better, I think I'll hold most of my bitching until I can see the finished product. The trailer makes it seem like everything I was expecting it to be. I'm sure there'll be some stuff I like in the flick. Hopefully more than I expect. I've gotten word from people who have seen it that say that about 85%-90% of the script I read is still in the movie. We'll see. it's only 3 1/2 weeks away. I hope I like it more than the written word.


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  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:45 a.m. CST

    First!!!

    by Literarywanderer

    Finally!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Pathetic I know...

    by Literarywanderer

    But damnit it feels so good to score one at least once.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:51 a.m. CST

    ...

    by The Dum Guy

    I only hope it is as good as...<Br><br>Fuckit, first.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Just checked the trailer...

    by Literarywanderer

    And have truly witnessed the end of subtle, suspenseful directing replaced by brutal, blunt filmmaking. Who do I blame? MTV! Too many damn music directors have taken over Hollywood. Oh well, can't be any worse than the crap I've already wasted my money on.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST

    It aint no Bergman film...

    by The Dum Guy

    But I hope it has some badass killings, 'cause at this point, nothing on film is going to scare me much, so I just hope it rapes my sanity....<br><br>That's what a good horror film does.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:57 a.m. CST

    nah, i've stopped giving

    by max404

    nah, i've stopped giving money to remakes quite some time ago. only way to stop the suits from thinking there's some bucks to be made from them.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4 a.m. CST

    It aint no Bergman film...

    by The Dum Guy

    But I hope it has some badass killings, 'cause at this point, nothing on film is going to scare me much, so I just hope it rapes my sanity....<br><br>That's what a good horror film does.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    ...sorry for double post...

    by The Dum Guy

    I'm not telling anyone to pay to see it, but at least give the thing a chance.<br><br>Busta Rhymes? Does anyone else remember Bust Rhymes?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:03 a.m. CST

    this movie sucks too

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    but not as much as captivity. It's long, and boring and mostly pointless.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Michael looks like one of the Jamaican druglords from

    by reflecto

    Predator 2 in that mask. For fuck's sake. That is not scary, it is stupid. It has been since at least Predator 2! I also love him Chuck Norris'ing everyone he kills. It's like the department store scene from Marked For Death. Christ, what a balls-up. BUSTA RHYMES IS NOT AN EXCUSE FUCKERS

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Hey Dum Guy

    by jackalcack

    It's your 'fuckit first' you should be apologising for. I reckon the only thing sadder than being a first poster is getting it wrong ; ) And I should know...I got my first yesterday after about 7 years of coming to this site. After the initial excitement wore off, I just felt like a douche for even having that initial excitement!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST

    looks too much like the original

    by hktelemacher

    where are the zombie Banjo and Sullivan?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST

    jackalcack

    by The Dum Guy

    You should ask if what I meant to say was "Fuck it I'm first" or "Fuck it first".

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    This is def...

    by dr sauch

    A girlfriend movie night DVD rental, where we stop the movie about halfway through to have sex, and then never put it on to watch the end.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Dum Guy

    by jackalcack

    I don't get it, what's the difference between those two things? Don't they both imply you were first?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:23 a.m. CST

    See my Skinwalkers post for how I address being 1st...

    by The Dum Guy

    ...and see my reply to all those who look negatively on it.<br>:)

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:34 a.m. CST

    MAJOR SPOILER at the end of the trailer!

    by Bodenland Unbound

    Pay attention to the lasts shots of the trailer and... you will see Laurie shooting Michael, Laurie and Michael falling down from the balcony and Michael going away with unconscious Laurie in his arms. Wow, that's a reimagening!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Werewolves

    by jackalcack

    I'm with you with the werewolf movies. An American Werewolf in London is hands down my favourite. I know alot of people hated it but I thought Ginger Snaps (only the first one) was ok too. At risk of being cast out from this site like an aids-ridden leper, I'll even admit that I liked 'Cursed'.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    I hate 'unique vision' trailers

    by Evil Hobbit

    So pretentious.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Give Zombie A Break...

    by RobFromBackEast

    Give him a chance; i fucking love the original, but i'll def go see this regardless. Looks a hell of a lot better than the fuckin last 20 or so shite R rated pieces of shit anyway.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    rob zombie IS PRETENTIOUS

    by haitu

    i know hes reading this. we MOVIE BUFFS HATE YOU, ya cocksucker.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 5 a.m. CST

    Unique Vision?

    by Fortunesfool

    What? Made it look like every other MTV, Shaky-cam, badly edited piece of shit doing the rounds just now. Well done...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Unique Vision? WTF?

    by redfist

    its a remake.....is that unique?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Can't imagine this being good

    by darrenspool

    The original was pretty slow. Villains that don't speak are pretty boring. That trailer confirmed it... this movie will suck.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    I bet money Rob is reading this....

    by redfist

    If you are Rob I think that you are a fooking hack in music and movies. Why dont you go back to the flea market and buy some more clothes you shitheel.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 5:54 a.m. CST

    This film is gonna be fucking shit

    by jackalcack

    I'm fed up with these crap, crap, crap remakes of classic horror movies; Psycho, The Omen, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, now Halloween.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 6:23 a.m. CST

    ..requires suspense to work at all...Zombie dont do dat

    by quantize

    will suck enormously without a doubt

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 6:37 a.m. CST

    in the Rue Morgue Interview...

    by Sigmar25

    all Rob basically did was pick apart the original (in which ironically, he proved that he just doesn't get it) and bitch about horror movie fans.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Zombie doesn't know the fucking difference...

    by cyclo

    between Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees/Leatherface. All he's done is put a Myers' mask on a Jason/Leatherface type brute as if there's no difference. Just put on a mask and murder every human in sight 'cuz all them killers are the same. Way to go, Rob. Then he turned the middle class Myers family into white trash like himself. This isn't The Shape. This is fucking retarded. Zombie should have remade Jason X instead.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 6:43 a.m. CST

    I loved Devils Rejects.

    by beastie

    But I've never been a Halloween fan As much as I want to be able to geek around with other nerds like me, I just couldn't enjoy it like everyone else does. This, to me, looks just like another Halloween movie, but, for lack of a better word, grittier.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 6:43 a.m. CST

    "A unique vision of a legendary tale..."

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    It does, at the very least, look different to the original, which I suppose is something to be grateful for. I would hate a stale re-hash of Carpenter's film.<p>That said (and you can't tell for sure from the trailer) it does also look like it uses that annoying shaky-white-flash-o-cam that's so popular with horror film makers these days. That is a fad I will be glad to see the back of and then one day go: "Remember when all horror films used that fucking shaky-white-flash-o-cam? Man, that was annoying."<p>Oh well, it'll be out soon, and we can all make up our minds for ourselves.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 7:09 a.m. CST

    At least the Halloween music

    by Terence James

    is still scary.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Carpenter's music at the trailers end...

    by Dr Uwe Boll

    Carpenter's music at the trailers end only serves to remind me that what I'm seeing is money men cashing in on an established classic, not a brave new "vision" from a talented new Director. I like Devils Rejects and I don't think Halloween will be appallingly bad - I just don't think Zombie will ever be one tenth the "Visionary" that Carpenter was. Zombie's Halloween is a retread for an audience who either didn't give the original the time or the respect it's always deserved - pity, it's a bloody great film.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 7:59 a.m. CST

    looks great

    by WolfmanNards

    I'll have this. You complainers can have H2O and Resurrection. Deal?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8:21 a.m. CST

    The only positive I see...

    by NeoMyers

    ...is in expanding Dr. Loomis's character. I agree with Quint that showing Michael's background is counter-productive towards being scary. But I've always thought that Dr. Loomis's character set Halloween apart from "Friday the 13th" and "Nightmare" because Myers had a protagonist in pursuit. And I like how Zombie explained that we'd see a Loomis with hope that he could help Michael and reach him only to gradually see him realize that Michael can't be helped because he's evil. That being said, if you show Michael's "traumatic" childhood and all that bullshit it's hard to believe the "evil" stuff. He'd just be another regular old crazy Jeffrey Dahmer.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Unnecessary...

    by Major Hockshtetter

    There is an identical conceit here that matches the hubris of Gus Van Sant when he decided to make a frame by frame Psycho remake... It's sad because I actually thing Zombie is a decent filmmaker. Like George Lucas, he just needs to not surround himself with "yes" people and have someone tell him the truth. "Hey Rob, why not expend all that energy on something original?"

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    3 words for you

    by FILMFUNK

    Pointless <P> Fucking <P> Shit

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Christ on a Stick...

    by GiveMeAnFinBreak

    That looks like shit.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Rob Zombie is raping my childhood!!!

    by DarthVinci

    Yeah... evil shapes that kill babysitters are what put me to sleep as a kid.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Good Call Hockshtetter

    by Dr Uwe Boll

    I'd (mercifully) forgotten about Van Sant's Psycho remake. He's made some impressive stuff since that time but damn, if he didn't take a worldclass beating over that one (and it's sad to say that that beating was well and truly justified).

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST

    heres a tip people

    by RockLobster800

    dont go to see it...I mean if you really want Hollywood to stop (just STOP) with this crap then just dont go to it...I mean dont just say you wont and then sneak off out of idle curiousity, just dont bother-then maybe the box office will drop to the point when a sequel wont be greenlit and Hollywood will think "wow-the remakes dont work no more"(unlikely since the Halloween fans arent the demographic....apparently). I have nothing against Rob, but there is no point to this AT ALL-its not as if the first one has aged horribly or anything....his efforts would have been more appreciated elsewhere-ANYWHERE else. So when the talkbacks for the first official review from Quint et al come in, I hope the talkback remains empty -cos nobody saw it and has anything to add to it. Then again it may be good. Everything Ive seen/heard dictates otherwise, plus Im never gonna find out-cos I wont bother with it. Ill watch a film I want to see, rather than checking to see if one I think is a waste of time is "okay" instead.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Rob Zombie

    by killing joker

    I do think he has the potential to make a great film, it won't be this one mind, maybe he thinks he has to make a film with a decent profit margin before the suits will give him free reign. It has to be the only reason he has decided to do this

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Rob Zombie is a brainless scumbag

    by grendel69

    Anyone have a link to that article????? This will suck more than anything has sucked before it. Fuck you Rob.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Unique vision?

    by MaryTylerMorbid

    Zombie's "unique" vision looks almost identical to Rick Rosenthal's "vision" of Halloween:Resurrection. Or maybe Zombie is just "re-imagining" the brilliant lighting design Carpenter did with the original and instead opting for a LAME-ASS straight-to-video look. God, this movie is going to TOTALLY SUCK the big one.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    This mindless "feud" of yours needs to stop, Quint.

    by GrantChastain

    Every time I click on a Halloween TB, I can be guaranteed of reading something about this thing between you and Rob Zombie, and it's become the story that's overpowering the story. There are only two rules I require from web journalists that report on entertainment news -- 1) Don't bury the lead, which is something you have repeatedly done, and 2) Don't make yourself bigger than the story, which you continually do. If anything, I'd think you'd be cognizant of the fact that your repeated call-outs to this would-be scrum with Zombie will do nothing more than drive more ticket sales, which appears to be the opposite of what you want to happen. Please, Q, let's be the bigger man on this one. Back it down.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Quint you sound like a insecure idiot

    by BrightEyes

    get over yourself and Rob Zombie, it's sad, your making this whole Rob Zombie thing the highlight of your life.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Give him some credit...

    by mitemike

    You gotta give Zombie some credit for tackling a classic..not too many other directors would have tried to step in carpenters shoes..if it sucks hes a hack, if its a hit hes a visionary..

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Memories-Of-Murder

    by deanamatronix

    You're talking out of your arse.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Remake Lawrence of Arabia, Rob

    by MontyPigeon

    You have the talent to do it. It's not as if you are Uwe Boll in disguise remaking a film and then putting up the words UNIQUE VISION to make the audience go "Wow". Talentless hack posing as a fucking director, too many in the business at the moment. Zombie, you are to film what Groucho was to celibacy. The sooner your kind piss off and realise you have no talent the better. Another fuckwit destroying film history. Unique Vision is true, it's called retarded vision to others.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Who is Rob Zombie?

    by Wilclas

    Hum?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    mitemike, any HACK would do the same

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    any hubristic halfwit with no understanding of the original, any hack with delusions of his own filmmaking "vision", any whore who'll shit out shakycam for a paycheck... Rob Zombie belongs on the DTV market alongside such "UNIQUE CINEMATIC VISIONARIES" as Master P. Fuck it, he belongs on Youtube. "CHECK OUT MY @WESUM VERSION OF HALLOWEEN I DID W/ MY FRIENZ... PART 4/17-- COMMENTZ PLEASE"

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    I hate to agree with the cranky farts above, Quint...

    by PoweredUpPacman

    ...but the whole "I really don't have any harsh feeling towards Rob Zombie, but I just don't like his take on this." routine is getting a bit tiresome. If you don't like what he does, just nail the fucker where it hurts. Even if it's just for kicks.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Rob Zombie isn't Uwe Boll

    by Kraken

    nuff' said

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I have such high hopes.....

    by The Gr8 one

    for this film. After Rejects I'm really hoping Zombie hits this one out of the park.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    But does the trailer make it seem...

    by 3 Bag Enema

    ...like everything you expected it to be, Quint? Wanker.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Get over it Quint.

    by mr. brownstone

    I love, love, love the original too man, but your constant complaining about Zombie's script now just comes off as sour grapes.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, noon CST

    Um...

    by NeoMyers

    I don't understand all the Quint-bashing going on. He didn't attack Rob Zombie, personally; he doesn't agree with Zombie's take on "Halloween" or reported take. He's only read *A* script and heard what Zombie's said through various media AND his own interview. I've been to Zombie's myspace page and like two minutes after Quint's script initial review came out Zombie had a post up bitching and moaning about how some people like to judge what they don't know or some other BS. And that's good and fine, but Zombie's got this opinion that simply because he's making this movie that he's above criticism. That's just not true. "Halloween's" a classic and when you get involved with a remake/reimagining of something like that fans of the original version are going to have opinions. Think of all the Star Wars/Star Trek shit that goes on here all the time. Anyway, I think Quint's been pretty level-headed about all of this despite how some are trying to portray him.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, noon CST

    What made Halloween a classic...

    by idahomer

    It was basically the first horror film where you couldn't kill the bad guy. Plus there was absolutely no back story or need to "understand" Michael Myers.<p> I was a film student when it came out and saw it in the theater. Audiences were absolutely terrified. We really had never seen anything like it. Very little blood, POV camera, a heroine. Yes Carpenter was definately influenced by Hitchcock, but it's such a tight, well shot film it was heads above any other horror films around that time. It created the entire slasher genre.<p> I just don't get remaking it.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    It looks like a very interesting train wreck

    by Gozu

    Also, it's coming out the same weekend as "Death Sentence," the James Wan revenge thingie. Both seem to be really stupid, but possibly a lot of fun. Also, this puts money into John Carpenter's pocket, which is fine by me.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Let's Be Real

    by Fireball XL-5

    Whatever this film turns out to be, it will have no effect whatsoever on the status of the original. I really like Zombie's work, so I'm counting on a good movie. But that's all. I don't need it to be an affirmation of the original.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Zombie defender here.......

    by Jak0lantern01

    I don't know why, but Zombie is treated like some kind of easy target for all you great little filmmakers. Can't wait to see your next big flix. ZOmbie has a vision of his own, and he achieves it. Who knew from the lamish Rejects trailer that it was going to be a great movie? He's in a no-win situation with this remake and, if it weren't him making this, it would be someone else. At least it won't be like The Fog remake, and may even be a bit suprising. Give it a chance instead of venting your failed little lives onto Rob Zombie's successes. If you can't view at as a remake of the original, just view it as a sequel, it can't be worse than the last one.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    So what? It will be better than King Kong.

    by nicegoogly

    I think Quint was right to hold back a bit. We all know this will not remotely measure up to the original, no matter how good it actually is. Quint did not see the movie, that is why he didn't go much further. Makes sense to me. You can't say "How dare you?" until he actually does it. It looks to be shot fairly decent. House and Rejects were shot right for their subject material, however, this seams a little more mainstream, but so is the source material. I actually like the mask all fucked up. It works for me. Giving him a backstory...I am not so sure about. I agree that the evil that Myers is was much creepier without explanation. Any attempt to explain him (Halloween 6 being the fuckin' worst at it)and how he can do what he does has been a miserable failure. I read what everyone else has read about this and it appears that they do not demystify him that much. Although I feel like it won't work, maybe the demystification of Myers, once it is one screen, may be creepy in a different way. Look at it this way, Zombie already re-made Texas Chainsaw Massacre with House and managed to pull off a sequel that may have been better than the original. The actual remake of TCM, other than Jessica Biel's low rise jeans, totally sucked donkey balls. This is the Citizen Kane of horror films, but let it be released first. I will probably shit on it first.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Quint Haters...

    by kennofolds

    I'm guessing he's not prefacing his article for shits and giggles, he's doing it because you jerg-offs keep harassing him about writing a tough review for the movie and then not being a giant asshole Zombie... He has something a lot of you can't seem to fathom...respect. even though he doesn't like everything zombie is doing he has respect enough not to rip his ass to pieces and then post it for the knee-jerk halloween fanboys to get off on. Let the dude do his job....<p> Here's to Hellbilly Deluxe the Movie!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    FUCK ZOMBIE!

    by JustyHakubi

    It's just a money grab. Whoring on a title with retarded teens who don't know any better. He could have just made his own movie, but I guess he burned out that brain cell. Plus, its easier to just rip off a title and take a steaming dump on the original.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    No kidding.

    by TheRockNRoll

    Sorry, I've gotta agree with Fireball. I mean, come on... Why the fuck is everyone so angry on these things? If you got an issue with movie industry get out there and make some damn movies. Stop whining on the Talkbacks. I'm sure that more than half the directors out there right now had the same idea, but no matter what they do they're gonna get criticized. . . Not that THAT ever fixes anything. Don't like it? Just do it yourself. It really is that simple. Anyway, regarding this movie? The original Halloween is one of my favorite movies of all time (as I'm sure thousands of people could say). But is this bullshit getting me bent out of shape? No way. Why? Because just like it's already been said, this movie has no bearing on the original what-so-ever. So if it sucks, that doesn't mean the original is gonna. The way I see it, Halloween fans had just a few options: 1) There could've been ANOTHER sequel. And Michael Myers could go round on his walker and kill rappers while some other No-Name director cashes in. 2) Michael Myers could ride off peacefully into the sunset and never be heard from again. No more movies. BORING. 3)Some No-Name hack could've tried to remake the movie, and attempted to make a modernized version of the original. (Which, I'm sure would turn out awesome (sarcasm)). Instead, we got an option I didn't even think was possible for a Halloween movie anymore. . . We got a director we know doing a remake, that is not a remake so much as a different take on the story. Now I happen to like Robs last two films, so I think there's hope here. We got a better option than any of the other options that are mostly standard for any other movie. And we have a director that we all know so we can get an idea how the movie might turn out. What this boils down to is we as fans get: 1) A new Halloween movie. 2) It's not one of those ridiculous sequels 3)We still have the original movie to know and love, and even more so because we don't have to worry about somebody placing it in 2007 and copying it word for word. 4) We get a director that has actually done SOMETHING before this, AND has given us previews into what his take on the movie is. So now if you hate his take on The Halloween story OR you think his a fucking hack loser that has no business in Hollywood, you get the beautiful option of NOT SEEING THE MOVIE AND WASTING YOUR TIME AND MONEY...and ours with pointless bitching and moaning. I hope it's good. But if it's not, thank God this has absolutely zero impact on the fact that I still have the original to enjoy.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Quint supporter here..

    by Sigmar25

    Quint's only giving us his opinion guys... that what he does - I was one of the people that was dissapointed that Quint didn't tear into Rob - but realistically speaking, I understand what he was doing. And I must say; the new trailer sure as hell didn't convince me this movie is going to be any good (was it me or did they basically show us the end in that trailer?)

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    No balls

    by masterless

    Someone close to Zombie needs to tell him hes a shitty Director and a crappy musician. No one in his entourage has the balls to. So ya..this 'rethinking' of Halloween will suck balls.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    I had the sound off when watching the trailer

    by TVguy4566

    I got really excited because I thought it was a a prequel to "The Rock". A little John Mason:The Early Years. Then I saw the mask and it was ruined for me. Oh well. As a detractor of this movie, I do have to admit this trailer gave me slightly better expectations of this movie. I still think it is going to be a generic horror movie that would stand up better on it's own rather than having the Halloween name attached to it, but it wasn't as god awful as the first trailer.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    To explain the "Quint bashing"

    by wtfgrey

    It's based on the fact that everytime, not sometimes, but everytime there's a bit of Halloween info posted on this site, it's posted by Quint who also feels like throwing his 43 cents in about how much he dislikes the script. That's his opinion, and he's entitled to it. I don't debate that. What i do disagree with is how he must say how much he dislikes it EVERY TIME he posts something about it. We got the point, man. And for those that wonder when it became a "Quint VS. Zombie" situation, it happened no later than when Quint posted his interview with Zombie and titled it, well, "Quint VS. Rob Zombie." I dont give three shits about the interview, and dont care if it was "softball" or "gentlemanly backing down" as some have said. That's not the point. The point is that we're all just a bit tired of having this movie ripped a new asshole before it's out, and before any of us, who might actually like to see it first, can make our own judgments.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry Quint, but

    by TVguy4566

    You could have been tougher on Zombie without being a dick. When Zombie basically said that he was interested in who psychopath thing, you could have asked him if he would have had more freedom to explore that angle with his own film without the criticism of a loyal and passionate Halloween fanbase focusing in him changing that angle. Sorry, but you wussed out. A good interviewer could have asked all the questions everyone accused of not asking in a way that wasn't a dickhead move.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Oh Christ

    by Samson_K

    This looks awful! I'm not buying into the 'it looks better than the sequels' argument because it doesn't. It looks just as bad. Another pointless remake in a long list of pointless remakes - then when it does good BO it'll get a sequel and so it goes on forever and ever until the end. The last people on Earth will be in a multiplex watching the sequel to the thirtieth remake of Halloween just as the world sputters out and dies.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Grey..

    by kennofolds

    WTF indeed, is your special helmet tied around your chin too tight? This is a movie news and REVIEW site...wow. Why the hell are you here if you want to make your own judgements.. oh and by the way, if you dont want to read his one paragraph he usually posts of preface....scroll down the damn page you whiny bitch or just don't read Quint's reviews and go see the movie when it comes out and form your own "special" "judgements". <p> again.....hellbilly deluxe...im telling you...hellbilly deluxe...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    The Devil's Rejects was

    by TVguy4566

    An uneven movie. It had some really good moments, but it was all over the place. It was a horror movie for people with ADD. It was far from a great film, but it was entertaining and interesting enough to keep my attention. It loses point with me for stunt casting (PJ Soles who has hit a brick wall several times, Priscilla Barnes). I don't think B-Movie and TV stunt casting really works in a horror movie. That's one of the thing I am loathing most about the Halloween movie. Clint Howard and Mickey from the Monkees have no reason to ever be in a Halloween movie. That would be as bad as putting Busta Rhymes in a Halloween movie.... Oh wait....

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Quint

    by TheLastAngryMan

    'I could have been more of a dickhead, sure, but what's the point?'...er, how about because Rob Zombie is an utter twat.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Quints the one who put Quint Vs Rob Zombie

    by BrightEyes

    Quints to blame for making it his battle, but it is only his battle, You people really think Rob Zombie givea a damn about what Quint thinks??? Quints blowing everything out of porportion so that he can get some press or a bigger ego, he really thinks he had a huge part to do with this Halloween remake, The only place he gets press is on this site though, cause many of you hate Zombie, in closing Zombie is living the life, Quints the farthest thing on his mind, but for Quint he holds this Halloween Rob Zombie thing very close to him cause it makes him feel important, that's why since his little script review anytime there was new news on the Halloween remake Quint would report it and slam it at the same time.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Memories-Of-Murder

    by TheLastAngryMan

    Devils Rejects was shit, Rob Zombie is a shitty director and you are either a) retarded, b) an idiot or c) Rob Zombie.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Jak0lantern01 = Typical

    by NeoMyers

    Why is it that we can't even debate what we think of Rob Zombie's decisions? This guy's whole "argument" is predicated on calling the people who don't agree with Michael Myers molesting his sister and getting abused by his dad losers. Why are the Zombie fans so afraid of discussing the issue? The fact is this: Michael Myers, the character, has been around for twenty five years and is established in fans' minds. Now we can bitch and moan about Busta Rhymes and H2O all day, but the fact remains that the Shape has an identity that people know. Zombie can have his vision of pedophile Michael all day long, but we don't have to like it. I agree with the guy who said "don't watch it." Money talks. I think Zombie was right when he said you can't make a movie by committee, but that doesn't mean I, or anyone else, has to like what he IS making. And being a Halloween fan for the past sixteen years entitles me to challenge Zombie's "reimagining" of a Michael/Jason who feels up his sister. Will it change anything? Probably not, but I'm gonna say it. And Jak0lantern01, go back to Zombie's myspace page where you guys get into a big group beneath Rob Zombie's balls and stick your tongues out. Your bullshit will be better received there.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    brighteyes

    by kennofolds

    first things, I think your the one who's blowing everything out of proportion...its a freakin review on a website, its not like he's writing the 40 theses of hating on zombie...cool your jets...99% of the titles on this site make no sense or are just nonsensical, get over your obsession with quint having an obsession..<p> second things second..who the hell are you to KNOW what Quint and Zombie are thinking/acting/feeling your a loser on the damn internet trying to read between lines that aren't there....get a new hobby and ditch your conspiracy/obsession with taking someone down a peg because your jealous.. its getting real old on this site.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Quint should look at the CHUD Interview

    by TVguy4566

    It is posted on Zombie's blog. Their first question was "What is the point of a Halloween Remake?" And they asked: "You said that this is an incredibly violent movie. The original Carpenter version isn't that violent when you watch it through modern eyes, but it's full of tension and suspense. Can you marry tension and suspense with graphic violence? It seems like most filmmakers go for one or the other but not both." Zombie didn't get upset and gave probably more indepth answers than Quint got.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Chumscrubber

    by MignolaFan

    is one of the worst film's I have ever seen and guess what? Quint loved it therefore I have yet to trust him, it's one thing to be a shitty direct to DVD but to have good actors and go to theaters and be the fucking bad is inexcusable. And Quint? you didn't stand your ground with Rob you asked easy questions without following up, hell your response to his background of Michael was "Yeah, well that's good" yet your bitching bout it hear again? You don't have to be a dick to follow up a question sir and I think all of us would appreciate it if you asked everything you wanted to know and got everything you wanted out of Rob when he was there rather than bashing him after he has hung up, fuck Harry please interview these people yourself or atleast give it to a more competent AICN staff member. Forgive run on sentences I am typing with one hand my other is sprained and it's alot of work just to write this shit.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Not going

    by hallmitchell

    First of all Rob treated his fans with utter contempt at Comic Con - scratching his head, looking at his watch " Is this over yet ". Anyway any movie that focuses on the villain sucks. Look at the STar Wars and Hannibal prequels - garbage. This movie if good will be a total shock.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I liked Devil's Rejects

    by Volstaff

    But won't go to see this.Anyway you slice it, doing a safe remake of a classic is just lame. Any respect Zombie got from devil's rejects he lost with this. Offering up a "unique" vision of a classic has only been done once or twice ( James Cameron's "Aliens"). Most times it's just a lame money grab, like this effort by Zombie and every other Halloween sequel.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty damn good!

    by jojo-pimp

    i am just going to look at this movie and watch it as if it were a never before done project....nothing to compare it to...cause honestly, there is no way it will be as good as the original...so why even compare? just take it as one guy's version of the story, and it either works or it doesnt

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST

    "The laters are also known as cinephiles." Oh, MoM!

    by reflecto

    Another talkback classic phrase from your lips. Yes, only CINEPHILES can understand The Devil's Rejects! Truffaut, were he alive, would be penning essays about it for Cahiers du Cinema now!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    TheLastAngryMan

    by The Dum Guy

    You seem to have anger issues.<br><br>From what you say, I guess you don't hold Ebert in high regard.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    It's going to be a "hit"

    by SpongeBobs Pina Colada

    Too bad... so sad... You people are old. Sorry, but get over it. Time to find a new hobby. The slasher has always been focused on the younger sect. Halloween was a quick cheapie thrown together for a few bucks that got lucky it was a hit. The film got lucky that it came out anywhere as good as it did. However, it is still plagued with plotholes, poor acting, and a sense of dullness throughout (a big no no in an ADD generation nowadays). John Carpenter went on to produce several box office stinkers after the film. Outside of fandom, he wasn't anything special in the mainstream world and never has been. Deal with it. You're old. This isn't your movie. This is being made for the younger generation who will be taking your jobs next. Ouvre!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Does anyone know why...

    by eggbeater

    this isn't being released on Oct 31? It just seems weird to release it in august. Wouldn't it make more money around say HALLOWEEN! I'm just gonna wait for the DVD.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    But I am younger than Rob Zombie

    by TVguy4566

    It isn't an age thing. Halloween was a well crafted movie. It was widely hailed back then even by reviewers in their forties and fifties who clearly weren't the audience that Carpenter was targeting. The Devil's Rejects was met with mixed reviews (53% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes) although other horror movies geared at the same audience as Devil's Rejects and the new Halloween have gotten universal praise like Dawn of the Dead (78% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) or 28 Days Later (89%). I am not 16-24 anymore, but I enjoyed Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later, the new Hills Have Eyes, and many other horror movies. Besides, the Devil's Rejects grossed $17 million. It was profitable for budget, but it looks like Zombie actually made that movie for his family, friends, and side show freaks that follow him around.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    eggbeater

    by TVguy4566

    There seems to be a several other horror movies being released around that time, most notably Saw IV. Zombie's movies haven't actually been box office bonanzas. House of 1,000 Corpses grossed $12.6 mill. Devil's Rejects grossed $17 million. Saw I grossed $55 million, SawII grossed $87 million, and Saw III grossed $80 million. Saw IV is opening on October 29th. They moved Halloween so the movie wouldn't suffer a more horrible death than any of people in the film.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    I am also younger than Rob Zombie

    by reflecto

    Sorry to disprove your point.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Soylent RZ has done a lot of intvs dissing the original

    by reflecto

    but his fans and the remake's fans don't like to talk about it, they just use the same old excuses "blah blah blah Rob loves horror blah blah blah real fan of horror who genuinely loves the genre blah blah blah Busta Rhymes!" In truth he has given at least several interviews dissing the original's film choice of characterization, its suspense and structure. He knocks it for focusing on Laurie and co., all but says it is outdated and drags, and blames it for not giving the Shape lots of depth. He completely missed the fucking point.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    ken folds

    by BrightEyes

    One, yeah you got me I am a big loser,and Two I would'nt call two post about Quint being obsessed but thats just me.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Trailer is generic B-horror; interview was lame

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Really, it's obvious that Zombie's movie exploits everything that was implied in the Carpenter classic. And the Quint interview with Zombie forfeited even civil dispute: during the interview, I suspect that a pandering Quint washed Zombie's car, darned his socks, sculpted a life-size Zombie statue for exhibition at the Universal them park, gave his feet a massage and slipped-on a hula dress at Zombie's request (dancing to Don Ho albums...I really don't wanna think about it). This remake, thanks to a heftier budget, will afford "The Shape" an opportunity to burst through walls, crash through glass and make lots of noise. Criswell predicts it will be as big a mess as DEVIL'S REJECTS.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    What I don't understand is the idiots at the Official

    by reflecto

    Halloween message boards. Suddenly they're all like, "oh yes, kickboxing Michael and his brute savagery is what the series needs, and his humanity." Have they all been podded? I used to frequent those boards years ago, none of that shit was in evidence.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    "The original was pretty slow. "

    by CherryValance

    I kinda thought that was the point. The movie is slow because Michael is slow. I mean you have a villain who with the way he moves could use a walker or one of those little scooters the old folks have nowadays and you still can't get away from him. He's still going to get you. </p> As to this trailer, it looks pretty good. Looks like Zombie didn't stray far at all from the original, at least from what was included there. I hate remakes like everyone one else, but as far as they go that didn't look too bad. It looks like a slicker version of the original and in this case I can't really see doing anything else.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Zombie Shmombie

    by Al Delvechio

    All those years of playing himself up as the big horror movie guy...into the "classic" horror...blah blah blah... Somebody tell this clown that more violent is not always better and that "classic" horror is something that goes back a hell of a lot farther than the original Texas Chainsaw Crapfest. I never thought I'd say his music was better than anything...but it's a hell of a lot better than his "films".

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Why do we have to choose Suck over Suck?

    by TheBladehelm

    Just because some a-holes made lame sequels to a classic movie doesn't mean a somewhat less lame re-hash of the original is acceptable. It's like the morons who defend Bush by pointing out how bad Clinton was. I say, down with all forms of Suck. Busta Rhymes and Rob Zombie should have BOTH stayed out of the Halloween business.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Hallowen: Xtreme!!!

    by oceanic86

    Everything I've seen leads me to believe this is going to basically be an ADD-afflicted 16 year-old's idea of what a Halloween movie should be. No subtlety or creeping-dread atmosphere, just over the top gore and violence. Michael Myers is now a 7 foot tall behemoth, and that's all the proof we need to know this will completely go against the tone of the original film. The only way this could be worse is if Rob Zombie did all the music. Just imagine a song called "Halloween" to the tune of his classic stinker "Dragula." "HALLO-WEEEEEEN!!!" <p>It's sad, too, because I really liked The Devil's Rejects a lot. This just looks like shit. I wouldn't be surprised if Michael Myers gets all jacked up on energy drinks and shows off his tribal tattoos, at this point. Rob Zombie is such a fucking tool.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    Yes Timmy, The Boogie Man Is Real.

    by veritasses

    "The Boogie Man's gonna get you" concept set during Halloween is what made the original so good. The human angle schtick is a mistake. This makes it seem like Zombie just wanted to use the much loved "Halloween" brand to sell tickets to his run of the mill psycho-slasher flick.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8:24 p.m. CST

    oh this looks bad

    by wash

    And I loved Devil's Rejects. Oh well. Most modern movies are crap, and this is probably no different than most.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    ROB ZOMBIE ROCKS!!!!!!!

    by fritzlorrerains

    I liked House 1,000 and loved Devil's rejects. Halloween will ROCK!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    The demand for shitty horror movies is over

    by INWOsuxRED

    Lame ass movie from a lame ass clown with a lame ass clown name.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    "THIS SUMMER, EVIL HAS A DESTINY"<p>W<p>T<p>F<p>?

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    worst tagline ever. Total nonsense, just like the movie itself.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST

    another thing Quint

    by BrightEyes

    There are a few of us who actually like Rob Zombie, Why with every new Halloween news you post do you have to bash the guy and his film?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST

    only 3 1/2 weeks away??

    by kafka07

    jeez will it even still be in theaters during Halloween in October? Prolly not.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:32 a.m. CST

    And ANOTHER thing...

    by TheBladehelm

    Unique vision?!? WTF is that? If Mr. Zombie wants to show us his unique vision then make a UNIQUE MOVIE!!! "Oooh, instead of Laurie hiding in a rapidly deteriorating closet, let's put her in a rapidly deteriorating attic! Damn, we got some unique vision, yuk yuk!"

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ Chill Out

    by RobFromBackEast

    ..With the fucking personal attacks on Zombie. You don't fucking know the guy. Some of you people need to see the sun more if you know what i mean.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 6:11 a.m. CST

    get a life lil kids

    by andy kaufman

    most of you are sad lil high schoolers that think 300 is the high water mark for cinema. movie nazis like yourselves need to be put down. do you think any of these movie makers care about your pissing and moaning. all gossip and shit this only matters to the web dork movie nazis. who the fuck is quint?!?! some dork who was lazy didnt want to do real work and said hey i can bash real artists and their works while i get fat and pimpley and never venture out into the world and do anything worth while. like i said most of you are sad fucks most people like myself come for news and giggle at the dorks like the beast and his wedding, why was that movie news by the way. any ways flame me what ever make fun of the fact i left puncuations out or misspelled words. p.s. john carpenter loves the movie and pick rob himself btw.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    It looked ok

    by kilik777

    not great not sucky. Who knows. We all knows trailers are deceiving of the final product in most cases anyways. http://tinyurl.com/pv8do

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Interesting quote from Rob

    by BitterMan23

    http://tinyurl.com/2vct7l<br> <br> He basically admits that copying stuff from the original was his idea, not Dimensions? What the hell???

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    andy kaufman

    by TVguy4566

    You are overstating Carpenter's approval of Zombie. Carpenter didn't pick Zombie himself, he gave Zombie his blessing to remake it. Not surprisingly since they are both friends (Zombie did a song from Escape from LA). Here is a quote from Carpernter himself on the subject: "I bailed out of that after a while. But Rob [Zombie] has been a friend of mine for years. He did a song for me way back when [for Escape from LA]. He's a real nice guy. He called me up when they were going to make it and I said, 'Just make it your own. Hell. That's the most important thing. Make it yours.'" <br><br> Also, Rob Zombie said at ComicCon that Carpenter hasn't seen any of the movie. He is a quote from Comic Con:<br><br> Rob, did you have a lot of input from John Carpenter on this film? Has he seen anything that you've done so far with it? <br><br> Rob Zombie: He hasn't seen anything. I can relate to you, word for word, my conversation with John Carpenter. I called him right before the news was going to come out about the movie. I just felt that he should know about it first before it's announced. I was like, "Hey John, it's Rob." "What's up?" "I just wanted to tell you I'm going to be doing a Halloween remake." He just goes, "Oh, so what do you want me to say?" I said, "I don't want you to say anything, I just thought I'd tell you." He just goes, "Okay, cool. Go for it. Anything else?" <br><br> http://tinyurl.com/2mbj3d <br><br> So other than Carpenter picking Zombie or loving the movie you are right, Carpenter did direct the original.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    PURE EVIL...

    by Master Bruce

    "Evil has come to your small town Sheriff"...let's hope so.