No Plans For A HALLOWEEN 3 Says Rob Zombie

Last we had heard about the third installment to Rob Zombie's Halloween franchise was that the release date had been put on hold until further notice. Now, the director is saying, to his knowledge, there are not plans to bring Michael Myers back for movie number three.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 1/22/2013

A while back Dimension Films removed Halloween 3 from it's 2012 release date, and didn't give much reason as to why. The only thing that was mentioned is that it was the release date was to be determined, and that Dimension was still very serious about getting the film made. Well that has all apparently changed according to franchise director Rob Zombie. According to him, while talking to Scifi Now, there are no plans at all to do the third movie. "I don’t think they are doing anything with Halloween at the moment,” said Zombie. “That is the last thing that I heard." He also seems to still be upset with the way the second installment didn't do overly great. Citing just calling the film Halloween 2 as the reason most people didn't go out and see it.

What about if the film ever does gain some momentum again can we expect Zombie to direct? Nope! He went on to say about the possibility of directing a third movie, "I’m definitely not directing it if they ever do go ahead with a third movie." So it sounds like once he lost interest in directing the movie Dimension lost interest in making the movie all together. Whatever the case may be it seems like it's going to be a while before we see Michael Myers terrorizing babysitters.

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Jollem - 1/22/2013, 2:51 PM
fine by me. do something original, mr. zombie
shiverman20 - 1/22/2013, 2:53 PM
I remember dragging my dad to Halloween II when he wanted to see something else, I was so embarrassed when we left the cinema that it was my choice!
blazingkidtes - 1/22/2013, 2:54 PM
Bummber because the sec one sucks stick to cartoons zombie
BmanHall - 1/22/2013, 2:59 PM
I thought the first one he made was ok but the second one was terrible.
r4dagast - 1/22/2013, 3:00 PM
The reason most people didn't go see it was because it was named Halloween 2? I am a fan of his first remake but I've never genuinely wanted to walk out of a movie more than I did Halloween 2. It was just awful.
jimpinto24 - 1/22/2013, 3:05 PM
I like 2007's Halloween, but the sequel was was alright.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 1/22/2013, 3:06 PM
cool they kinda sucked only thing they had going for them was the ultra violence. I hate his crackwhoretrailortrash style.
beane2099 - 1/22/2013, 3:07 PM
First off, welcome back, Grif. Secondly, I don't want another Rob Zombie Halloween. I liked that animatic of a Halloween movie that was floating around while back. Give them the job. Cause that business was awesome.
CharlesLord - 1/22/2013, 3:16 PM
i liked the first one (although i thought the whole backstory thing wasnt needed) but the 2nd was absolutely terrible lmfao
tojphantom - 1/22/2013, 3:18 PM
Fine by me, stick to your music, which I do enjoy. I have yet to enjoy any of your movies.
jessepostal - 1/22/2013, 3:21 PM
Reunite white zombie! For one tour, than call it quits again :)
MrReese - 1/22/2013, 3:25 PM
The 1st Halloween was decent he raped Michael in the 2nd. Wtf was up with the hallucinations?? That pissed me off.At least if they make a third installment they can't [frick] it up seeings as how it would be an original story.Season of the Witch sucked major ass!! XD
superpooper - 1/22/2013, 3:49 PM
That is good news. I just wish he had no plans to make another movie. Period.
Ancar - 1/22/2013, 3:59 PM
Thanks, God! Those two movies are simply horrible!!!
InfiniteMonkey - 1/22/2013, 4:05 PM
Number 3?! I think they meant Number 617! O_o
J0RELLC00LJ - 1/22/2013, 4:17 PM
I'm with Merc, Lords of Salem looks good. Thought the Halloween movies were awesome, but that's just me.
Spideyguy94 - 1/22/2013, 4:26 PM
Good because both of them sucked major penis.
MiVigilante - 1/22/2013, 4:34 PM
Its funny that he blames just calling it "halloween 2" as the reason no one went to see it....couldnt be because it was a [frick]ing terrible movie....
JimmyPesto - 1/22/2013, 4:36 PM
Die hard fans can appreciate what they did w/ pt2. It took elements from EVERY Halloween and crammed it into one remake. The barn, the length of time Myers disappeared, Laurie in the asylum, the pentagrams, the hospital, Loomis dying, and much more. It may have been a bit much w/ the whole Sherri-Moon/White horse crap, but it was a solid remake, and in my opinion, superior to the first remake (besides that brutal final shot in the first one)
Hexagram - 1/22/2013, 4:42 PM
@jesse

Agreed. Saw them in the day, on the cusp during the Beavis and Butthole era and after the explosion several times.., great live show! Not that big a fan of the Powerman, but respect his brother.., Spyder? :-P
Hexagram - 1/22/2013, 4:50 PM
Sorry, back to topic.., I think the first two Halloween films worked. The first was John and Debra's and is dated, but still creepy as hell and the second picked right up and has some great moments for being a quick follow-up. That being said.., the 3rd one, which was intended to be the 2nd(John wanted a series more like Twilight Zone episodes about Halloween, rather than a Myers franchise) has something about it. I like what they attempted with that. Not so much the mask concept and Silver Shamrock jingle, but more the scope of the locations, score and the tone. I'm a Tom Atkins freak so that probably says it all.
Frankie312 - 1/22/2013, 4:53 PM
Thank god his first Halloween was Good IMO but the 2nd was just all over the place i hated it & I also heard so BS about a Halloween 3D movie [frick] THAT!!!
I love Michael Myers & i dont want to see him ruined anymore then he has been already!
SamHell - 1/22/2013, 5:02 PM
Somewhere John Carpenter is sighing in relief
jessepostal - 1/22/2013, 5:28 PM
@dwayne,ya spyder, i liked some of the powerman stuff, they changed their style every album so some stuff was better than the rest. They did put on a great show just like white zombie though. They brought out giant robots and space ships, almost like a gwar show with less semen :)
yingyangpalms - 1/22/2013, 5:57 PM
Both of Zombies "Halloween" films were bad.
In Carpenter's 1978 original, Myers was a mysterious, unstoppable force.
In Zombie's Shit Cut, Myers was white trash with a mental problem.
Zombie's Myers also looked and acted like Kane from the WWE.
His 2nd film was easily the worst Halloween film ever. He made sure to insert Myers Mom into the damn thing so his talentless Wifey would have a lengthy part.

We've seen and endured 9/11, school shootings, theater shootings, George W. Bush and The Dark Knight Rises.
So slasher films just dont scare people anymore. One single guy with a knife is nothing compared to the real horrors of this world.
Myers, Jason, Freddy, Leatherface, Pinhead, are soft criminals in todays world.
In todays world it would be they who would be victims.

So lets have a "Halloween" Where "He" comes home to kill but ends up chased, beaten, raped with a broom stick by a few teens, before they have fun shooting him, and watching him get up only to shoot him again and film it for You Tube while they get drunk and high.
If I had the time I'd do a fanmade film of "Halloween 2012: The Night He Was A Bitch!"
trytan - 1/22/2013, 6:42 PM
@ yingyangpalms-couldn't have said it better myself. Zombie should never have been alowed to touch the Halloween series.
Deschain12 - 1/22/2013, 7:39 PM
I hated both of his Halloween films. The first one had a couple of good moments but the second was absolutely terrible.
birdfists - 1/22/2013, 8:42 PM
The first one he made was really good, the second was terrible.
Shadowelfz - 1/22/2013, 8:56 PM
Good. The first one was good but he totally blew it with the second. What the frick where you thinking, Rob? The hospital scene was great but then it went down hill FAST after there.
octobersfade - 1/23/2013, 12:53 AM
All of Zombies movies are pure garbage and Halloween was a pure slap in the face of the, superior in EVERY way, original.
Tajin88 - 1/23/2013, 5:10 AM
Who wants to watch Halloween, should watch the real one from carpenter. This one is just like Jason. Micheal never comes through the walls or closed doors and he was never that huge, it was Jason.

For example the scene, where Jamie Lee Curtis makes sure to close everything in the house, but then see looks behind her and there is an open window. That moment everyone knows that michael myers is inside the house already. That was Halloween and not that shit of a remake. Zombie should have done a Friday the 13th movie.
OrsonRandall - 1/23/2013, 6:23 AM
The first one was enjoyable at least. Watched about 10 mins of the second and turned it off
wallhead - 1/23/2013, 6:34 AM
I'd rather a sequel to the friday the 13th remake.
gmoney0505 - 1/23/2013, 7:25 AM
How about all the characters in the 2nd movie was reduced to nothing but cursing trailer park characters that had no development. You have Loomis on this celebrity act throughout the movie cursing his ass off which is not so his character and he had nothing to do with the movie till the end. Then everyone is saying f*** every 2 seconds. Not only is Micheal Myers too damn tall and big but he is just walking in daylight hallucinating about stupid white horses. Also the first 20 minutes of the movie is a dream sequence so it really has nothing to do with the rest of the 65 minutes of screen time. But yeah people didnt see it cause of the name Halloween 2. Keep dreaming bub.
MrReese - 1/23/2013, 8:08 AM
@Shadowelfz the Hospital scene was awesome & completely reminded me of the original H2.He should have just followed that blueprint instead of doing his own take,or at least borrow from most of the story & just put his Zombie-twist when needed.

@SotoJuiceMan that decade still had originality going for it.Now is seems like they just slap a well known title that they know ppl will go c it bcuz they're already fans of said title(movie).They don't care if it sucks the name alone will guarantee a decent amount of audience out of curiosity alone.

@wallhead I watched Friday the 13th yesterday & I agree I'd rather c a sequel to that than Halloween 3.
FlashhGordon27 - 1/23/2013, 8:39 AM
Good.
Gamester76 - 1/23/2013, 9:45 AM
Of course he doesn't know anything; he jumped ship before the final numbers for Halloween II came in.

But as far as the future, Halloweem Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street are all box-office gold (or, at least, silver). The studios will NOT leave them dead in their crypts for very long. Look at Texas Chainsaw: five years after that horrible prequel (to the awesome remake), we get another (somewhat decent) film. I garuntee you that in five years, all three of them will have another film in theaters or in production.
StSharp - 1/23/2013, 11:57 AM
Both were good! The second didnt suck, sure it had some things that were "eh" but it didnt suck compared to a lot of the stuff out now.

And John Carpenter only wanted to create 2 movies of Michael back in the day, so Zombie payed tribute by only making two as well. No need for a third, but Itd be awesome!
loki668 - 1/24/2013, 12:34 AM
Zombie's "Halloween" films were carny, fetishishtic, simplistic, nonsense. I know that some people are fans of these films and that's fine. I couldn't stand them and I feel that Rob Zombie is what you would get if you took Tim Burton and removed his vision, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and film school experience away from him.

Lord Loki has spoken

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