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Rob Zombie Talks Alternate Director's Cut Of HALLOWEEN 2!

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We recently sat down for a roundtable interview with Rob Zombie to discuss all things HALLOWEEN 2 and among one of the topics that came up was the "unused" trailer, which features snippets of footage NOT in the final theatrical version. Considering the time restraints on the editing process, I asked Zombie if the version of HALLOWEEN 2 opening in theaters this weekend was his complete vision, or if there was a longer or alternate "director's cut" with more of the stuff from the trailers. Here's what he had to say:

"The thing is – editing is a crucial time and when you get rushed through that process, you’re never 100 percent sure that you’ve got exactly the perfect take of every actor, or the perfect moment because there’s so much footage to go through and so you do your best to do it with the time that you have."

"As far as a longer cut for the director’s cut, there is another version of the movie that’s very, very different that will probably be the director’s cut. There were 2 ways we could cut the movie. The way we cut it for the theatrical, Laurie Strode’s character is the main difference in the two. (In the theatrical) She’s holding it together, getting her life together and it starts spiraling downward. In the other version, she’s an incredible mess and gets worse. She never has any good moments, she’s just messed up, she’s lashing out at everyone, she’s horrible. Messed up on drugs, she’s just completely spun out through the whole movie. It makes for a real challenging movie to watch and I feel like I don’t know if fans would’ve embraced so much darkness."

"Everything’s the same in that version except for her. There’s other scenes with her, and mostly with Annie. Her relationship with Annie is horrible and they’re at each other’s throats through the whole movie. They are not in the theatrical version."

So we can probably look forward to a DVD with an alternate, "darker" cut. I'm not sure I myself as a fan could embrace the idea of Laurie Strode being unsympathetic, which is what the above scenario sounds like to me. While brief, I appreciated her estranged relationship with Annie in the theatrical cut of HALLOWEEN 2.

More interviews later today!

HALLOWEEN II 5th TV spot is HERE. 4th TV spot is HERE. 3rd TV spot can be viewed HERE. See the 2nd TV Spot at our previous news post HERE. See the latest trailers right HERE as well as the 1st TV Spot right HERE! Behind-the-scenes video can be found right HERE.

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Make sure to check out the first trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!

Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II is now playing!!!

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    ok, now that Friday the 13th, Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street have all been remade can we have a Jason vs Myers vs Freddy movie.
    Tyler Mane as Michael
    Derek Mears as Jason
    Robert Englund as Freddy

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