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Rob Zombie Miserable During Halloween Films; Interesting Take on The Blob

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Rob Zombie Miserable During Halloween Films; Interesting Take on The BlobWhile 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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  1. “To me horror and comedy never work. Never worked for me, anyway.”

    Man, that is that understatement of the century. Being a horror geek doesn’t mean you’re able to make a good movie. And the Halloween movies stunk.

    They were miserable experiences for him? Aww, poor guy. That’s what comes with selling out, ya two bit hack. Go back to making detergent commercials.

  2. “Horror and comedy never work.”

    He’s right. I laughed my ass off while watching H2 and hated every minute of it.

  3. Horror and comedy never match? Well, then it’s a darn good thing he stayed far away from The Blob. Why in the world was he attracted to that movie in the first place?

    I love horror comedy, especially when it tread the black humor line well, as the 80’s remake of The Blob managed to do. If you can’t appreciate humor in horror, don’t remake a horror-comedy. (And yes, I’m also talking to you, Evil Dead.)

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