While doing press for his latest film, The Lords of Salem, rocker turned filmmaker Rob Zombie spoke to The Playlist and took a look back at two of his most controversial films and lent some insight into one that never happened.
The very first two Blu-ray releases from horror's new best friend, The Scream Factory, are here; and we have the verdict on how well they did ready and waiting for you. This bodes very well, dear reader! Dig it!
In just a few short days both Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch will be hitting Blu-ray and DVD in style courtesy of our favorite maniacs over at the Scream Factory, and we've got trailers for each to get you giddy!
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We keep telling you cats to keep an eye on the Scream Factory's Facebook page, but for those of you who are too lazy or don't listen, be thankful that we're here so that you don't miss anything.
The amount of joy coursing through the Dread Central offices right now is nothing short of electric. Why, you ask? Because of The Scream Factory and what they're planning to do with their upcoming release of Halloween II.
Words alone cannot express the overwhelming feeling of joy we have inside at this moment. If you thought the Shout! Factory was a great friend to the horror genre before ... brother, you ain't seen nothing yet! The Scream Factory is OFFICIALLY on its way!
And who says that making some noise doesn't get anywhere? Back in September we reported that Universal had released Halloween II on Blu-ray with Moustapha Akkad’s name sinfully omitted from the film's opening credits. Fans were in an outrage. Universal listened.
It’s a tough time to bask in nostalgia. Between the already notorious (and unwanted) changes to the as-of-yet-to-be-released Star Wars saga collections to a much less publicized edit on Universal’s Halloween II Blu-ray, old school fans are certainly getting the shaft when it comes to reliving childhood favorites in glorious high definition.
Please ... somebody pinch us. This cannot possibly be true. No really, has Hell frozen over or something? Dig this, kids! You're in for a real treat!
DISCLAIMER: Help. Please help me. HELP. Never mind. That was a knee-jerk reaction to finally submitting this entry to you. See, I’ve been grappling with this article for months. Life interjected here and there, sure…but the real problem was realizing that I had bitten off much more than I could quickly chew. What was once a fun idea grew to Kongish proportions.
I know, I know… How many times can this one be written or read about? Well, the fact is Halloween II wasn’t my first pick to revisit this go-round. I was torn betwixt this:
Allow me to bust out the old adage “you can’t polish a turd”. Or can you? You could add six hours of footage to Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, and it would still be 2009’s most unwatchable movie, but hey, that's just my opinion. And yes, I say this as a man who endured the Syfy remake of Children of the Corn this weekend.