Another Boring Trailer for Rob Zombie's Halloween II - Updated!
by Alex Billington
June 22, 2009
The Weinstein Company has debuted the second full trailer for Rob Zombie's Halloween II and it looks just as bland, boring, and unexciting as the first trailer. I don't know what exactly went wrong, but this just looks terrible. Beyond the fact that they keep going back and forth on the title (is it H2, Halloween II, H2: Halloween 2, or what?), it looks like Zombie had some trouble coming up with a story that wasn't just a repeat of the first movie. Maybe I'm just not a big fan of Michael Myers like others out there. Whatever the case, I'm no longer planning to see this, even though I saw Rob Zombie's remake back in 2007. Are you?
Update: We replaced this with a longer version from Yahoo. You can watch the old one on YouTube.
Watch the second trailer for Rob Zombie's Halloween II:
You can also watch the second trailer for Rob Zombie's Halloween II in High Definition on Yahoo
Halloween II is again both written and directed by musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie, of House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, and 2007's Halloween previously. This sequel is the continuation of a "reboot" of John Carpenter's original Halloween series that lasted for eight films until Halloween: Resurrection in 2002. The Weinstein Company is bringing Halloween II to theaters on August 28th this upcoming fall.
Reader Feedback - 54 Comments
Fuck Rob Zombie
Drunkimus on Jun 22, 2009
Um... 1. What are all of those other demonic people doing? 2. So Loomis (Malcolm McDowell) somehow survived his head being squished?
Bahumbug on Jun 22, 2009
doesn't look any worse than f13 or TCM films dont see a problem
nelson on Jun 22, 2009
Wow talk about biased title there, while I don't care for the Rob Zombie Halloween movies (I thought his first was alright). What's the point in adding "Boring" to the initial title? If you want to air out your opinion on the series just make a new section on this site where you rant about shit you dislike while providing your frequent readers with unbiased news reports and trailers. I've noticed the opposite is usually being done around here, I try to ignore and read anyway but sometimes it's too obvious.
KenDoll on Jun 22, 2009
When r they just gonna kill this off?!?
tankmaster on Jun 22, 2009
... At least in this trailer they didn't show his stupid dead mom telling him "Go kill some babeh's Michael, it will make you feel fancy in your pants!!1!!1!!1!!!1ONE" I actually like the Zombie's remake. I think it was cool to see his fucked up childhood, how he got his mask and all that shenanigans. The only thing that I didn't like about this movie so far was his ghostly mom, that's just retarded. Hopefully this trailer means they cut that bullshit out. If I am not mistaken, Zombie didn't mean to make an exact copy of Michael's story, only modernize; he wanted to show us his on take of the story. That's cool with me. But he really needs to stop jacking off to his own wife in his movies. >.<
SuicidalOptimist on Jun 22, 2009
Ahem, meant to say "I actually liked Zombie's remake". Typing is haaarrrrd.
SuicidalOptimist on Jun 22, 2009
Don't compare Marcus Nispel's work to Rob's crap!
The_Phantom on Jun 22, 2009
#4 i agree Alex why did you bother posting this then lol if you hated it so much lol
nelson on Jun 22, 2009
Why is everybody complaining so much. Give the movie a chance then if it's not good smash on it. I (if the only one on this site) liked the first one. I thougt it was a different look on a classic. Way better than f13 or any recent horrors. You never know he did it w/ The Devil's Rejects.
AJ on Jun 22, 2009
Looks more of the same. Doesn't look like Zombie brought anything new to the franchise! I smell a brief theatrical run and a Halloween DVD release!
Blue Silver on Jun 22, 2009
Your comment about what name its going to be is irrelevant. obviously its called halloween 2 and H2 for short. common sense isnt so common. i think youre quite biased. if youre not a fan of michael myers dont write the article. some of the sequences seem like House of 1000 Corpses style. to me it seems in the first one Rob tried to work inside the John Carpenter story while putting his own spin on it. Now the gloves are off and its all Zombies imagination from here. of course the mom/ghost thing seems a little cheesy and ripped from Friday the 13th, but it makes sense when you see what kind of influence his mom had on him in the first one. (the only one he wouldnt harm was his mom) last of all, Nispel's work? its not like he's Aronofsky. did you see Pathfinder? c'mon man.
Servin'it2ya on Jun 22, 2009
this looks great. i dont know what your talking about Alex. ive pretty much agreed with all of your opinions concerning movies, but this movie has definitely convinced me to go see it.
Efrain on Jun 22, 2009
yeah alex i bet you couldnt even make a movie better than his first halloween he earned more money than you ever will in the next 10 years sad huh? dont bash it if you dont want this 😛 anyways besides the part go kill for me micheal i think it will be superb
zach on Jun 22, 2009
Boooooo....The first one sucked hardcore!! The second one doesn't look any better
Cameron on Jun 22, 2009
i dont give a chet wat guys think i just want michael in my bed in doggystyle
brayon on Jun 22, 2009
I just want to say...um, this is Alex's movie blog. You are reading HIS opinions. He can say whatever the fuck he wants and be as biased as he wants as long as he's still running the damn site. You want unbiased, un-opinionated postings? go somewhere else...I just think it's very funny that every time Alex posts something that is a little opinionated everyone flips a bitch at him, but keep coming to his site...I'm thinking people just come here to fling shit at you now, Alex. That's too bad, cuz you run a nice site. anyway, I never saw the first one and don't plan on it...nor do I plan on seeing this. I'm pretty much done with american horror, foreign countries just do it better....no, I'm not talking about Japan, cuz they don't do it better. 😛 this just looks boring, and wont be scary...just bloody and disgusting.
Stacia on Jun 22, 2009
Yeah what 17 said just because theres blood and limbs doesnt make it horror...actually it just makes it plain crap, like Rob Zombie. BTW newsflash for people all the Halloween movies sucked it was just the degree of suckiness that it gets reviewed on in my OPINION.
Cody on Jun 22, 2009
It's not a blog, that's the problem. Still, I hate Rob Zombie. His music and movies are something that never should have happened. I'm just wondering how long before little brother comes along and makes something worse.
w00t!!! on Jun 22, 2009
What did the van hit in the beginning of the trailer?
NadaNuff on Jun 22, 2009
I wont be able to judge it until I see it, because some parts were pretty boring and some looked kinda creepy. I watched House of 1000 Corpses last night on blu-ray and damn I love that movie and Devils Rejects, I actually liked Halloween so I wont dismiss this one so easily, but yeah it looks like the least interesting movie to date.
Richard on Jun 22, 2009
The lack of music (or rather the choppy music) in this trailer really make it seem incomplete and not finished. That being said, it still looks boring.
vetchris54 on Jun 22, 2009
haha I hope this thread gets more Alex bashing then the "Old Dogs" post. that was hilarious... and this trailer blows, ill still see the movie I'm just not going to pay for it because Rob Zombie truly doesn't deserve my money. and I'm with #2 i remember Loomis (Malcolm McDowell) getting fucking owned. If not killed then mentally handicapped for sure.
DoomCanoe on Jun 22, 2009
i will rent it like last time
Darrin on Jun 22, 2009
The first one was probably one of the most boring horror movies I'd ever seen. Just terrible. However, I enjoyed house of 1000 corpses.
Fingo on Jun 22, 2009
@12- Yeah I saw Pathfinder. I liked it. Even though the story sucked. What I ment was his style of shooting.
The_Phantom on Jun 22, 2009
Halloween favorite movie of all time. Carpenter forever! Zombie -- House of 1000 corpses -- really enjoyed it. Then he made the same movie 3 more times except he threw Michael Myers into the redneck family. Same actors, same dialogue. HORRIBLE. I'm a filmmaker too. Remakes are usually awful because the person making them seems to miss what made them great in the first place. What is Halloween and Michael Myers my favorite? 1.) He was pure evil for no reason that needed explanation 2.) Felt like it could happen. 3.) Cared about characters, especially Laurie and Loomis! If he remade JAWS --- he would show the shark 90% of the movie. Jaws would probably have a redneck son too. Zombie's Psycho -- He'd show 1000 stabs to the chest and make sure we see the killer the whole time in the frame. Suspense comes from not seeing. Not knowing. Michael Myers should be in the shadows. Not walking around like he's the lead in a rom com. And Loomis (who yes did die in the first one!) would never think Myers is DEAD! Never! Ever! Ever! Zombie -- all he had to do was copy plot for part 2. How hard is that?
BONO on Jun 22, 2009
So does this mean the whole "Mommy Thing" has been removed from the film? The one thing I think that can be said for Rob Zombie is that he cares about the original Carpenter/Halloween legacy. He never wanted to do a shot for shot remake. Whether you like what he did or not, he developed the Michael Myers character much more than the original did. In some ways, the remake wanted you to empathize with the Myers character, which is a little creepy. Make that a lot creepy. He made the movie "grittier", which is basically the way I see every horror movie remade today. I saw the original in the theater and NOTHING will ever come close to scaring me the way that movie did (except for any Whoopi Goldberg movie), but I don't think Rob Zombie's vision was that horrible especially when compared to many of the other horror remakes that have come out.
tommyturner on Jun 22, 2009
Name 1 scary movie that was actually good this year...this will be the best scary movie of this year, bank it. And guys do you have bitch and wine so much, Jesus it's just movie if you don't like then don't post...Might as well waist your life go to youtube look up Jonas brothers video and talk shit about it...Honestly think about it's pretty pathetic how you guys trash so many movies.
Kris on Jun 22, 2009
How was that boring? Sure its a cliche horror trailer but it certainly looks streets ahead of the first. Lets just hope the film doesn't drag out like the first and its short, sharp and gorey.
Ben on Jun 22, 2009
I'm a fan of both friday the 13 and halloween series. i thought the reboot of friday the 13 was horrible. the kills were bland and the back story and motive were lacking. rob did, what the first story did'nt. give u a reason why michael was what he was.
RUDY on Jun 22, 2009
I like rob's interpretation of Myers and I also love Carpenter's. Is it impossible for you guys to like both versions? I love everything Zombie's done with the character and I hope he continues to make more for the Series. I love Halloween and I hope it keeps living on
Caleb on Jun 22, 2009
update can not wait ...I love Halloween
led panel on Jun 23, 2009
Jason would kick Micheal Myers ass.
Big Buck on Jun 23, 2009
Doesn't really look special to me.
cine_phil on Jun 23, 2009
i loved the first movie it was great and there were nice looking girls 2! i hope it the same 4 this movie!!!!! so im definetly goin 2 c this!
quez on Jun 23, 2009
Ilike it i dont know what it is but i dig it. but if it is anything like friday the 13th then fuck it to hell those tits are stupendous goddamn nothing i mean nothing could be worst than that ughhhhh....
john vanderslice on Jun 23, 2009
weird al as the security guard? lol
sea on Jun 23, 2009
Lot of haters on here...I love Rob Zombies movies and thougth the did an excellent job the the Halloween remake. I think this looks great and will be there opening night. It is FAR better than all the pg-13 "horror" movies that have come out lately like "The Unborn" or "The Uninvited" or any of the Japanese remakes like the Grudge films. At least Rob Zombie is bringing back real, hardcore R rated horror to the theaters again....who else is doing that these days?
Hayes on Jun 23, 2009
At least some people understand what I said from post 10. And Stacie, #17, are u like his mom or girlfriend? It's gonna be okay sweetie. Everybody has opinions, why else would he make a comment section. LOL at U!
AJ on Jun 24, 2009
I agree #40 for all you old school grandpa's if you want to see the same old story and character with no meaning other than killing go watch you original. I am working towards a career in this industry and from my understanding, we are tired of the idea of a character with no true meaning or moral value to why he does what he does. we need something more. Rob Zombie has begun to bring the Micheal myers character i reason to do what he is doing and to him he believes it is whats right. He established this in the first movie. So when it comes down to it this new industry is taking those rough concepts and making them better!! ( with its exceptions). So hate all you want i believe this movie will do well.
splinter on Jun 24, 2009
dude u don like rob.... so what but u dont have to bash him and the movie ur opinion meens shit to many people they'll go see the movie no matter what u shouldnt be a critic... u have to be openminded and understand that what u may not like and isnt in ur interest may be to others.... so stop writing stupid remarks when u post a title
blackheart on Jun 25, 2009
you people sicken me
neonblue120 on Jun 26, 2009
Rob Zombie is a horrible director. All of his movies are total garbage. Halloween 2007 was a bastardization of John Carpenter's original and all of the Zombie fans need to suck it. He humanized Michael into a white trash kid and destroyed the mystique of Carpenter's character. Remember CARPENTER MADE MICHAEL NOT ZOMBIE RETARDS!!!!!! All I could do was yell at the screen from the moment that stupid kid playing Michael starting talking. We should never hear Michael talk or have any clue as to why he's the monster he is.
Deiter on Jun 30, 2009
I think it looks like a fun scary movie. I like both versions of Halloween. I didnt like Carpenters Halloween 2. I think this one will be better than the original Halloween 2
Ike on Jul 2, 2009
I'm a fan of Zombie, and I honestly was not excited about the 1st one, let alone the 2nd. He's very creative, he can come up with his own moves, which he has proven that he can. However, as a horror movie fan, I appreciated his take on the 1st Halloween. I like how he "told" us the mask came about....of course it will never be the first, but I liked his artistic take on it. I think the 2nd one looks better than I imagined. I like the Halloween series, of course, I like totally stupid horror movies. But if I could tell him anything, it would be this: Make your own movies. Give us more House of 1000 Corpses. I love that you wanted to make it your own, now stop! You don't need to rehack somebody elses story when I know you have plenty of your own!
Kitty on Jul 19, 2009
and, also, anyone who is tired of seeing Sheri Moon Zombie, get use to it! She's a hot piece of arse, and I'm glad he fits her in any chance he can get!
Kitty on Jul 19, 2009
Listen here douche Rob Zombie has done a amazing job remaking these movies i love the originals don't get me wrong but for some of the remakes of movies i've seen over these past few years this series he has come up with has been the best so far and if i wanted anyone to remake a horror movie for the modern time we live in he would be number 1 on my list to refer
Cris on Jul 27, 2009
and for anyone who is interested that last message was directed at Drunkimus
Cris on Jul 27, 2009
I am not a huge fan of the newer halloween movies, but because i beleive Michael Myers to be the scariest "slaher Film" character of all time i am sure i will be at the movies ready to watch. In my opinion Rob Zombies Halloween was not scary however i do like Rob Zombie bringing in a reason for Michaels urge to kill which i beleive eludes from the essential fright that you feel in the originals. And for whoever said that these movies are remakes i believe you to be completely ignorant because if anything these movies are a reimagening.
joel on Aug 6, 2009
Deiter, you have very good points regarding Michaels "Mystique" which i do agree with however because these movies are not remakes but rather a reimagening i ask you to be a little more open minded because Rob Zombie has produced some very entertaining works of art. Although his films are not scary they bring a new age psychotic twistedness that resembles the old zombie and midnight horror genre from the 60's.
joel on Aug 6, 2009
halloween 2 should of been the sickest movie ever since this is the second time around but so far it doesnt seem he went the way it was meant to go but his visuals are great for just a guy in a plastic mask myers scares the sht out of me
sam on Aug 15, 2009
I think the remake was good. It could have been worse like the friday the 13th remake.. At lease he changes the story a little.
mslivewire007 on Aug 28, 2009
For u bum people out there who think this just another slasher film wit no meaning wnat so ever it is but this slasher film does hav a meanin to it as does tha first 1 that mr.zombie made in 07. Tha true meanin of this movie shows a man who is tha sadistic serial killer that we all fear not onli that but the story that in the begining of the 1st one is perfect. Not to mention the fact that almost every single serial killer in history had a real fukd up child hood. Also remember in the first one how Danny Trejo was basicaly there all of micheals life rite and was nice to him at least thats what tha movie showed nun tha less micheal stil kils him. This is a real important part because what rob zombie was tryin to show is that once real evil takes the mind n soul of someone they care for NOONE. Also notice how micheal yels in anger as he kills his victims only in the 1st n 2nd halloween by zombie shows the true anger n hate only evil can put in someone. Being bullied as a child n havin a strippin mom, a fukin drunk, verbaly and physicaly abusive step father and sister who didnt care to much about micheal was the icing on the cake. All this shit put togother is what makes a real fuckin evil serial killer. The fact that he cant be killed though is just classic micheal myers n is indeed dumb stil though this is about as close as u can get to the birth of a real serial killer good job Mr.Zombie
Menainc on Feb 23, 2011
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