It’s been almost ten years since Rob Zombie directed his remake of the horror classic Halloween, and now franchise creator John Carpenter has finally shared his opinion on the reinvention – and it turns out he’s not overly impressed by the film, nor Zombie himself for that matter.
Speaking at the New York Film Academy (via iHorror), Carpenter discussed a Halloween documentary special, where he took exception to some comments made by Zombie.
“He lied about me. He said that I was very cold to him when he told me that he was going to make [Halloween],” said the filmmaker. “Nothing could be further from the truth. I said, ‘Make it your own movie, man. This is yours now. Don’t worry about me.’ I was incredibly supportive. Why that piece of shit lied, I don’t know. He had no reason to. Why did he do it?”
“So, frankly, that will color my response to the film,” he continued. “If I take that away, I did not… I thought that he took away the mystique of the story by explaining too much about [Michael Myers]. I don’t care about that. He’s supposed to be a force of nature. He’s supposed to be almost supernatural. And he was too big. It wasn’t normal.”
UPDATE: Following the publication of the comments, Carpenter has taken to Twitter to state that it’s “old news” and he’s since buried the hatchet with Zombie:
To everyone fascinated with the JC/RZ feud, old news. We spoke Sunday, we buried the hatchet. Let's move on.
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) September 28, 2016
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