New Halloween II TV Spot Reveals a Hobo Michael Myers
Posted 08.04.09 by Ryan
When Rob Zombie decided to write and direct the sequel to his Halloween remake, he had less than a year to get it into theaters. Luckily, Zombie found the sequel was easier to work on. "The first one had a lot of ... baggage? I guess that's the word? Whereas this one had none," he told DreadCentral. "What's great about following up your own movie is now it's all new. The thought of past Halloweens hasn't even entered any of our minds."
One of the biggest changes Zombie has made was the look of killer Michael Myers, which hasn't been easy for fans of the original to appreciate:
Michael Myers is funny, because that's the character that nobody wants to see change. They always want him to be and look the same. For me one of the main things that interests me about making Halloween is making that character change. When approaching this film I was like, well, where did Michael go? Did he disappear into the shadows like a ghost and then suddenly reappear? What I thought would be cool and kind of scary would be if he were like right out there in plain sight and no one notices him anymore because he just looks like a homeless bum. When you see pictures of him it looks odd, but within the context of the film it makes perfect sense. It's interesting because that happens sometimes. I mean you see these homeless people, and you're like — who are they? They could be f**kin' serial killers for all you know. Maniacs. But you don't pay any attention to them. Michael is just living on the fringe of society.
Zombie has already stated that he will not do a third Halloween and the latest TV spot claims that Halloween II completes Zombie's "terrifying vision." Still, that doesn't mean that Myers won't be back:
[Halloween II] is a much darker, dirtier, nastier, and more psychotic world. After this there's nothing more we can do. That doesn't mean that there won't be more, there just won't be more involving me.
See the new, homeless look of Michael Myers in the trailer below:
Next Showing: Halloween II
opens August 28, 2009