Some new Halloween tidbits today: the first photos of Scout Taylor-Compton as Laurie Strode and Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Loomis have been splashed by Bloody-disgusting.com. For his part, McDowell looks almost exactly as he does for every role, and certainly doesn't seem to have found it necessary to do the chrome-dome Donald Pleasance thing. Taylor-Compton is seen in a group photo along with fellow cast-members Danielle Harris and Kristina Klebe and is sporting some blockish, nerdy glasses. Her two friends each have on Haddonfield High varsity jackets, which is a nice touch.

The folks at BD, who must monitor Rob Zombie's MySpace page night and day, also report that Zombie is peppering his remake with some unusual cameos, including Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees as a gun shop owner. Calico Cooper, the daughter of vintage rock star Alice Cooper, has also supposedly finagled herself into a small role in the film -- she says so on her official website. BD also recently posted a couple of new photos from Zombie's Grindhouse fake trailer, which involves werewolf nazis. Zombie's Halloween is filming now and is currently scheduled to hit theaters August 31.

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