I am a HUGE fan of the original Halloween by John Carpenter. It really exploded the slasher genre in to it’s own art form, gave the world Jamie Lee Curtis, and made everyone realize if you painted a Captain Kirk mask white, it made a really, really scary image.
For those of you who don’t know the story, as filming was about to begin, they still hadn’t gotten a mask for Michael Myers. Carpenter told the prop man just to run down to a costume shop and pick something and paint it white. He picked out a Captain Kirk from Star Trek mask, painted it white and…the rest is history.
So, yes, it is being remade, and while I normally scream about the evils of remakes, this one sounds interesting. It’s being directed by Rob Zombie who made House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, and is a rocking musician, He has Carpenter’s blessing, which is rare for a remake. And then he post tidbits like this in his blog:
I’ve just seen Wayne Toth’s finished mask for Michael and all I can say is “HOLY FUCK”. It looks perfect. exactly like the original. Not since 1978 has the shape looked so good. Wayne worked this sucker to death and boy did it pay off.
Yes, I left the cursing intact, deal with it. He’s not messing with the mask! Holy mother! He realizes there is no messing with perfection! This has given me a LOT more faith in the project and might make me actually see it!