Monday, August 31, 2009

How to RUIN a Horror Series: Halloween 3D?

I am done, y'all, done.

After reading this, I'm lost for words.

There's another Halloween coming out in the summer of 2010. However, this one may be different...

The independent studio's co-Chairman Bob Weinstein said today that the 3-D sequel, titled, appropriately enough, "Halloween 3D," is in development.

The investment it takes to shoot movies in digital 3-D has proved particularly lucrative for horror films. For "The Final Destination," this weekend's No. 1 movie, theaters with at least one 3-D screen earned 3.25 times as much as those that showed the movie in 2-D only, according to distributor Warner Bros. That's substantially higher than for other recent releases

Weinstein said Rob Zombie, who directed "Halloween II" and 2007's reboot of the 31-year-old horror series, won't return for "Halloween 3-D." He said the studio is in negotiations with a new director, whom he declined to name, who has experience in horror and has a "different take" on the franchise.

What the FRAK? A different take? After 8 movies, 2 Rob Zombie-styled flicks and several comic books, the studio believes there's a different take? And to make this a 3D movie is like making it a cheap county fair ride.

I am Michael Myers-ed out! They have bastardized the character, the movie and magic of this series. Michael is no longer The Shape, he is Toucan Sam. Just a character to put on a poster and a DVD box. This is heart-breaking, I know it sounds weird to say that about a Horror movie, but to destroy this series in the name of greed is too much.

This series should end! If I could, I would write the FINAL Halloween. In respect of John Carpenter's work, I would want this movie series to bow out gracefully.

What else can they do?

And why do they want to continue?

Is originality that dead?


1 comment:

Joy said...

"Is originality that dead?"

Yes. That's why all these sequels and copycat movies are made. You know there are excellent, original, creative scripts just waiting to be produced. On the rare occasions one is made, out come the imitators on TV and the movies.

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