I'll admit that I remain skeptical when it comes to Rob Zombie's re-imagined Halloween flick. The original just happens to be my favorite horror film of all time, and just the idea of someone going near a film I absolutely adore literally scares the crap out of me. Then again, part of me feels Zombie is finally telling the Halloween story we've been waiting for -- one that not only offers up a slew of blood-soaked mayhem, but also provides more of the man behind the mask. MTV recently spent time on the set of Halloween, where they brought back some footage and some spoilers that may or may not leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Originally, Zombie planned to re-imagine that classic Halloween theme song; in fact, the new version was one of the first Halloween-related tidbits to hit the net. However, that's all changed -- now, Zombie says he's cut it out: "The actual way it sounds now doesn't really work with what we're doing." Apart from the missing theme song, Michael Myers will not drive in the film -- an aspect of the previous films that always bothered Zombie: "They would always play that off like someone must have given him lessons, but you know no one gave him lessons! He's in a maximum-security prison! So, no, he doesn't drive." MTV also tells us that the film begins long before the original's opening scene, and Laurie Strode (who, according to Scout Taylor-Compton, is "conservative, but has a little but of attitude now) doesn't even make an appearance until the final third.
The article also reveals more about the characters, as well as the history behind Myers' mask. And, last but not least, Zombie insists he will make no sequels, that "Everything I've wanted to do I've done with this movie." Though I'm a bit peeved over the missing theme song, I feel better about the film after reading this. What about you?