Tis the season for horror remake news, apparently -- it must be something about the bright lights and shiny tinsel that makes people want to talk about slasher flicks. December has seen the debut of the "Friday the 13th" trailer, a remake of "Nightmare on Elm Street" green-lit, and "Near Dark" staked.
Now, Variety reports that Rob Zombie is planning a follow-up to his horror remake, "Halloween." He will be writing and directing the sequel, titled "H2," and is pushing it into high speed in order for an October 2009 release date.
Zombie promises "H2” won't resemble the 1981 "Halloween II," but will pick up where his own "Halloween" left off, and will be told from the point of view of Michael Myers' hunted sister, Laurie, and show what follows in the bloody aftermath of Michael Myers' killing spree.
I'm going to take a wild guess here -- more bloodshed? (I'm also not sure how that's different from "Halloween II" which began right where John Carpenter's "Halloween" left off.)
Zombie had no plans to make a sequel, but now finds himself eager to film some more carnage.
"I was so burned out," he told the trade. "(But) I took a long break, made a record and I got excited again. 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."
Were you aching for a "Halloween" sequel, or should this franchise should have ended at Zombie's first film?