Rotten Tomatoes Article On "Halloween" At ComicCon + The New "Halloween" TV Spot

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Dear Constant Reader,

Rob Zombie?
You do suck actually.
Michael Myers using lumber to bust through a floor?
Why didn't you just have Laurie, and Michael have a pillow fight?

Dimension debuts scenes for two horror flicks.
by Henry Ham | July 30, 2007

Dimension Films debuted scenes from Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween and the Stephen King adaptation, The Mist. The panel started off with a bang as Rob Zombie made a stirring entrance to his classic, "Dragula."

Audience members stood up to pay homage to the legendary rocker/director as he introduced Halloween cast members Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor-Compton, and Sheri Moon. Before starting their panel, they showed an exclusive clip from Halloween to the crowd. Unsurprisingly, the scene is set in a dark room lit only by the moon through the windows. Michael Myers (Mane) is dragging a dead body across the floor as the camera cuts to a hidden corner of the room where Laurie (Taylor-Compton) is seen crying and covering her mouth in fear of making any noise. As Michael is seen leaving the room, Laurie rushes to the dead body to retrieve a gun when all of a sudden (cue scary music) Michael is behind them. With gun in hand, Laurie runs to the attic and tries to hide from Michael yet again. Instead of chasing her, Michael proceeds to grab 2x4s of wood and repeatedly smash them through the ceiling. After four tries, the ceiling collapses and Laurie falls through as we cut to black and the Halloween title yet again.

During the Q&A session, Zombie said that although he wanted to retain classic elements from the 1978 original, keeping it too similar would be pointless. An aspiring filmmaker asked for advice, to which Zombie replied, "If you don't mind people telling you you suck all the time, then this is the business for you." A reference to the 15 percent Tomatometer for House of 1000 Corpses, and the 53 percent for The Devil's Rejects?

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