Halloween 2: Mask Or No Mask? (Bonus: New Poster)

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Last month Screen Rant reported that Michael Myers would appear mask-less for most (try 70%) of the upcoming horror sequel H2: Halloween 2, by director Rob Zombie. The information came from FX artist Wayne Toth, who assured fans that the change really works.

Well, new information has come to light from Zombie himself that that information given by Toth was taken out of context, and isn’t true.

Along with that new piece of info, a new poster for the sequel to Zombie’s horrible Halloween remake from 2007 (I always like to have a dig at the guy whenever the opportunity arises…). Check out the poster before we get onto what Zombie said:

halloween 2 poster Halloween 2: Mask Or No Mask? (Bonus: New Poster)

Ooh, so moody and atmospheric…

Zombie’s thoughts and denial of the reported lack-of-Myer’s-mask information was during an interview with our good friends over at /Film. Here’s what the horror filmmaker had to say:

“[The lack of mask information] is total bullsh*t. (laughs) See, I think Wayne Toth [SFX] said [70% mask-less] when you guys were down on the set. Wayne wasn’t bullsh**ting you, but that was taken out of context, and to an extreme [online]. We’ve filmed so much stuff and at this point nobody but me knows what we’re going to use or not use. There are more shots of Michael Myers running around in his mask in this movie than in any of the other movies. I don’t think anybody has to worry. Yeah. Michael Myers never looked so good. (laughs).”

In my previous post about the mask-less nature of Myers in the sequel, I bashed it for not keeping that essence (the masked-killer angle) as it’s one of the most crucial things that makes the original character so effective and memorable. I guess I have to retract that criticism now that we know (well, according to the director… he would know, right?) the information isn’t true, but that doesn’t stop me from thinking the film will be just as bad as the first one was.

I’m at least glad they are having the mask for most of the film as it’s the way it rightly should be. But then again that didn’t help the first film…

So are you glad to hear that Myers will have his mask on for most of the movie? What do you make of the new poster for it?

H2: Halloween 2 is to be released on August 28th this year.

Source: /Film

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  1. Taking away the mask from Myers would be like giving Freddy a gun or Leatherface a poison dart gun. You want to change the story, ok fine. You want to change the character, ok that’s fine too, but please don’t insult us by calling it a sequel. Change the title too while you are at it because just because you use the original title doesn’t mean it’s going to help you at the box office. If you reboot something you have to at least keep the main character the same or the franchise falls apart.

  2. I’m looking forward to this movie. I actually like Rob Zombie’s movies so far. Maybe there will even be a cameo appearance by the “Danactive Lady”? lol j/k Sorry JLC.

  3. I think having the mask off for more than a full minute is an insult to the entire thing. Zombie destroyed the last halloween I didn’t think it could happen, but this one sounds to be even worse. Myers wasn’t even scary in the last one maybe in this one he will be fun loving and full of joy. Any one who liked the previous Zombie Halloween film clearly doesn’t appreciate good well thought out horror films and will watch any gore fest slasher that comes their way. Halloween was in my opinion the single greatest horror film. It was simply brilliant and what Zombie did to it was terrible it destroyed a classic. It’s like the Psycho remake, but shockingly worse.

  4. @ Daniel F
    I enjoyed the original Halloween as much as the next guy, but I still thought Zombie’s version was fun. Yeah it wasn’t scary, but neither were the original Halloween movies. In fact the only “scary” horror movie I’ve ever seen would be The Exorcist. If all horror movies are supposed to be “scary”, then they’ve all missed that mark by far. Zombie’s film was at least what most other horror movies is not, and that was fun. To me at least. It didn’t destroy a classic either in my oppinion. It’s just a different version. If they were to remake movies word for word and action for action, then what would be the point of making a newer version?

  5. How about not making a newer version ? Movies that are considered great shouldn’t be remade and that’s the point. If it was done right the first time why do it a second? It’s never as good and comes out pointless. I’m sorry to hear that you actually liked Zombies movie considering it was pure crap.

  6. i think most of the time “remakes” are not aimed at people who like or have even seen the originals. i don’t think the goal is to please those people at all. i think “remakes” are an attempt to attract the main target demographic of 18-25yr olds who’ve probably never seen the originals and if they had, would probably thing “they were cheesy”. i guess there ‘s nothing wrong with rehashing a franchise to attract a new audience. it’s a smart business move, i suppose.

  7. The first Halloween he remade was very well done, looking forward to this one.

  8. I Love Halloween, and I Think It Is The Greatest Horror Movie Ever Made! Thanks John Carpenter! Rob Zombie Did Change The Story A Little, But I Think That His Movies Are Still Amazing :) I Was Afraid Of Rob Zombie Changing The Whole Plot, But Now I Think It’s Alright, As Long As The Movies Still Relate To the Original Halloween and As long As It Scares The Sh*% Out Of Me, I’m Still Gonna Watch Them :) I Can’t Wait To Watch This Movie, Halloween 2 Is Gonna Make Me Jump Like Crazy!!! I have Never Seen A Horror Movie At The Movie Theathers, But I’m Gonna Watch This!!!! HELL YEAH!!
    ~~Victor Hugo~~

  9. I’m sorry victor did you say he changed it a little ? He changed it a lot. He destroyed the story.

  10. I think his recent remake was very good indeed. Acting wise and (I know I’m in the minority) but I did enjoy the backstory to it.

  11. @necro – first you have a horrible name. second, way to come here and call people names for having a different opinion than you. That alwyas works to convince people to agree with you.

    My point is, if Zombie can come up with a better idea then why not just write a better movie? He’s not doing anything original with this script. Just throwing in more gore and less emotion. I would have more respect for his film making abilities if he would continue to try and make his own work instead of ripping off others. However, he is in talks to direct a segment of Heavy Metal and I think he would be a good fit for that and hope he signs a deal.

    I don’t hate the man, I just hate his recent work.

  12. Why so serious…??????
    I seem to not understand treating original Halloween movie as
    sacred cow, it`s been done some time ago, it made his director famous, it started a genre, but if I would have to choose from watching another weak sequel with funny mask and no real scenario, I prefer a new rearanged version, I think Rob Zombie is a good horror director, he keeps near to the classic, but also giving his unique style to those movies. If you`re against Halloween 2, just don`t watch it, it`s easy, I think that most of people who are such enemies of this projects are just like those soap opera critics who watch every episode, if You don`t like it leave it, it`s not realy that important, I mena it it is only a movie just like the first one, there is nothing divine in it just art, craft and entertainmemnt

  13. Id like to say i enjoyed all the Halloween movies, except for Halloween 3 because Michael Myers wasnt even in it. As for Rob Zombie’s new Halloween Franchise, the first film was great i thought by seeing more of a origin for Michael. As for H2, well im not gonna give a negative comment till after i see it. I mean, aint these two films part of a Rebooted Halloween franchise?

  14. This movie sucked both Halloween remakes by Rob Zombie sucked The girl that replaced Jamie Lee Curtis really sucked she is far off by worse Jamie Lee Curtis rocked in the old Halloween films that new one that played Lorie Storde sucks Donald Pleasants was way better than that new guy that played Dr Loomis

  15. Id give the movie 2 1/2 stars, maybe 3. Wasnt as great as the previous film but id say Zombie went of-course. I wasnt impressed with how Sam Loomis was played out. and besides the cast that returned, the others were crappy. Im lost for words about it other it could of been better. The Ending i thought sure did pay homage to the 4th film.

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