Last December, the new teaser poster for Rob Zombie's H2 was officially released by Dimension Films, however I never got a chance to talk a bit about it. The movie, which is set to release August 28, will pick up where Zombie's first Halloween (2007) left off, and we'll see the results of Michael Myers' killing spree through the eyes of Laurie Strode, the only surviving witness. In the teaser, we simply see Michael's classic mask with an eerie black-and-white Texas Chainsaw feel. I'm revved up for the sequel, because I think Rob Zombie took the first movie into the 20th century and made it up with more blood, violence and sex. Although the type of horror that John Carpenter's original brought, Zombie's lacked.
Also, Rob Zombie recently announced that his Michael Myers character will not bear the mask that crept audiences out in 1998. The writer/director of both Halloween (2007) and H2 said that the murderer will not wear the mask for 70% of the film. But not to say Myers won't be wearing the mask at all-Zombie says that he's giving fans a treat in the sequel: Michael will model a new mask. One that he says will be even scarier than the original.
"There are a couple different versions of the mask, but none of them are the same mask from the first film. He wanted to take them a step further, even though one of them is basically supposed to be the last mask. We've changed it anyway. Then towards the end of the film is the current version of the mask which is a lot different from any of them we've seen. People are going to be surprised when they see it. It's going to throw the Myers fans for a loop." Says Wayne Toth, the effects makeup specialist for H2. "That's Michael's new look for a lot of the film. Fans will be shocked. They seem pretty responsive to it. But it's like anything else, as long as you're doing something cool, people get it."
Earlier this year, Rob Zombie released a prototype of the Michael Myers mask, which can be seen on SoftPedia.com- http://news.softpedia.com/news/Rob-Zombie-Unveils-2009-Michael-Myers-Mask-101364.shtml
I'm indecisive as to whether this new remake will be any good or not. Rob Zombie truly paid homage in his first Halloween movie, but changing the mask and when Myers puts it on? That might be going a little bit too far.
If you're a fan of the Rob Zombie Halloween remake series, keep checking this blog. I'll be following it until its release in late summer.