Rob Zombie dropped the news today that Howard Hesseman has signed up with him for his upcoming “>Halloween 2. Zombie made the revelation through his Myspace blog (the modern man’s press release medium), and revealed that Hesseman would be playing one Uncle Meat, owner of Uncle Meat’s Java Hole.
Hesseman joins up with recently announced actors Dayton Callie (Deadwood) and Richard Brake (Perkins’ 14, Doom, Outpost) in Zombie’s second installment of the Halloween reboot.
I know, I know, I cringe a little too. I mean, not about Hesseman; he’s a great enough guy. The title of his character even sounds funny, and funny is good. It’s just a little difficult to feel that excited about this project, given the huge fallout the first film encountered. It feels about as wise to make another Halloween film as it does for us to invade Iraq a third time. Will we ever learn?