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.
It’s no secret that when it comes to his Halloween movies, people either liked them or they didn’t. “I really like those films,” said Zombie of his two excursions into the land of Michael Myers. “I didn’t have a good time making them. It was actually a kind of miserable experience. Any time they vary from the format is when I really like them.” Yeah, Rob, we hear ya. Luckily for you, you were a lot less miserable than some of us who sat through them. Hell, I’m still not sure what I think of Halloween II.
During the period when he was making his Halloween movies, word broke that Zombie was interested in remaking The Blob. That never happened, but the filmmaker did have a kind of interesting slant he wanted to put on his version of it should it have happened.
“There are so many projects that don’t happen, just sometimes they don’t get announced so no one ever knows about them and you don’t have to talk about them. The Blob was going to happen. I was dealing with people on the movie, even though I was on the fence about doing anything that was considered a remake again. I really didn’t like the idea of that, but just as I went down the road further with the producers and the guys that owned the property, I didn’t feel good about the situation, and I just walked away from it. My gut told me this was not a good place to be… It was dead serious. It was almost like a dark science fiction film, but it was serious. To me horror and comedy never work. Never worked for me, anyway.”
There you have it, kids. What say you?
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