Inside Halloween 2.

The title to this post is going to seem a lot cleverer here in a minute after you’ve read what I have to say below.

You know that unwanted and unwarranted Halloween remake that Rob Zombie made last year that everyone hated? Well, sorry haters, but it made a shit ton of money. And since those Weinstein boys were involved, we’ve got a sequel coming our way. Because apparently their swimming pool full of money was getting low and they need a sure-fire thing to fill it up again.

And who better than apparent gorehounds Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, co-directors of the awesome French horror flick, Inside? Well, according to SchockTilYouDrop.com, that’s what’s happening. I kind of hate the idea that these guys are having to jump on the remake bandwagon like every other successful foreign filmmaker, but they’ve gotta do what they’ve gotta do. The duo were previously attached to Weinstein’s upcoming Hellraiser remake and, as they explain in the new issue of Rue Morgue Magazine in a great interview, there’s really no market for horror in France, so if they want to continue to get money to work in the genre, they’ve gotta come Stateside. And do whatever Bob and Harvey want them to, I guess.

Here’s a shocker: I’m in the minority in that I actually liked Rob Zombie’s Halloween. I didn’t love it and I still think that it was completely unnecessary, but for what it is, I enjoyed it. And since it did make so much money, it was inevitable that a sequel would be in the works. So I’m just glad that they got someone who seems to have some talent to work on the sequel, instead of just churning one out by a talentless hack (keep in mind that I’m basing this only on viewing Inside; for all I know, these guys could be one-trick ponies, but reading their interview in Rue Morgue makes me think that these guys at least have an appreciation for the genre).

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3 Comments

  1. I’ve watched R.Z’s Halloween about 5 times now, I have not really done that with a horror movie since I was a kid. I realize it’s sloppy in parts and there are things that could have been done better but I really enjoy it. Maybe I’m too lenient but that just means I have more movies to enjoy. I think this part 2 is great news, I don’t care how many sequels they make, I will watch each and every one. As soon as I hear that music I am in the zone and adult critical me better shut it’s face.

  2. Well, I’m glad that SOMEBODY else likes the movie besides me. I think these guys could make a really great Halloween movie (assuming they do it; they were previously attached to a Hellraiser remake that fell through). The first half of Inside owes a lot to Carpenter’s Halloween. The 2nd half? Gore city (which is where Zombie vacations).

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