Rob Zombie Confirmed for H2: Halloween Sequel

Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake didn’t get a lot of love from critics or general moviegoers, but it made enough money that Dimension Films started seeing it as a potential reboot to the series. We first heard about the possibility of a sequel back in the summer, and at the time it sounded like Rob Zombie would not be involved. This seemed to make sense, after all, Zombie had taken so much criticism from the first one that he probably just wanted to get back to doing his own movies (like this mysterious Tyrannosaurus Rex project he’s been talking about, for example). But now this week we have confirmation that Zombie will still be involved in the next Halloween, confirming rumours that started circulating a couple of weeks ago.

According to Variety, Zombie has signed on to write and direct H2, a sequel that will pick up immediately where the first film left off. It will have nothing to do with John Carpenter’s own Halloween II (which was actually directed by Rick Rosenthal). So what was it that made Zombie decide to come back? Apparently he just needed some good ol’ R&R.

“I was so burned out. (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.”

Well I guess this means that Tyrannosaurus Rex is going to be put on hold, which sucks. I’m not big on Rob Zombie as a director, but that at least sounded intriguing. He may have free reign over the Halloween franchise at this point, but I don’t know what else he can bring to the series other than more grisly kills and white trash sensibility. Is anyone out there looking forward to a Rob Zombie Halloween sequel… particularly one that’s called H2?

  • R&R is time off work to relax right, but what does it stand for?

  • Rest and Relaxation. I prefer R&C: Rest and Chillaxation.

  • The guy is NOT right for this franchise.This now official news is disappointing!


  • Project Genesis

    I hope Zombie includes the scene where an unsuspecting and Myers-esque mask-wearing Ben Tramer is smashed between the two cars. It rules. Ever think about that character? He’s talked about the whole movie is never seen, then in Halloween 2 he pops up for two seconds and dies. If he was Laurie and the gangs age, what was he doing with a mask on? Was he on acid on something? Carpenter was quite the continuity cop to add that in.

  • D

    This is bad for the Halloween series and franchise. The Halloween he made was terrible and I am a huge Halloween fan.

  • catch 22

    i hope he does better for the this film then he did
    on the last one

  • sacha

    wait if he’s not the director then what is he producer?

  • clark3783

    I liked rob zombies halloween movie. Mostly because I really wasn’t sure what mike meyers was going to do to the people. I am usually dead on at guessing when people will be killed and how. I just watched friday the 13th (2009) and I didn’t like it as much as Halloween.

    I would like to see a movie like Freddy vs. Jason, except Jason vs. Michael Meyers. Or has there been one already??