So, looks like we’re returning to Haddonfield, Halloween 3 (3D) has been announced and Producer Malek Akkad spoke to Collider at the weekend and discussed the next film in the series directed by Rob Zombie. Malek has worked on 5 Halloween films and had this to say:
“I can’t talk about it too much right now, but it will definitely keep elements and bring in new elements. But I really want to bring it back to kind of like, the classic – because the last one got a little dark – I want to bring it back to the classic Friday night horror film that people will really like.”
I’m a big Halloween fan, I wasn’t thrilled with Rob Zombie’s reboot but I did like the sequel. It was just odd enough to keep me interested. Some people have already started that making a third Halloween is kinda impossible after the ending of the second film but as we all know – you can’t kill Michael!
Halloween 3 is where Rob Zombie could really get interesting.
John Carpenter and Debra Hill always said each Halloween film could be a different story, with Halloween as a recurring theme, no Michael Myers at all. This is why Halloween 3 sticks out like a sore thumb in the franchise.
Halloween 3: Season of the Witch is unrelated to the other Halloween films, this is no slasher flick, it’s more akin to witchcraft/fairytales/sci-fi. Shamrocks, Stonehenge, children's Halloween masks, androids….yeah. I know.
Unsurprisingly It did badly at the box office which led to the resurrection of Michael Myers in Halloween 4. Hooray!
So the question now is what does Zombie have in mind? Will he try his hand at a Halloween film without our favourite psycho? I think if anyone could, Rob Zombie could do it. I know his films aren’t to everyone’s taste but films like House of 1,000 Corpses and The Lords of Salem have proven that Zombie can come up with the goods when given plenty of time to really cook an idea.
And if he screws it up we always have the original films to come home to.