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John Carpenter blasts Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake

Filmmaker John Carpenter has lashed out at Rob Zombie for comments the rocker/director made about him as he revamped the horror maestro’s Halloween.
The White Zombie frontman-turned-scary-moviemaker revamped Carpenter’s 1970s horror classic in 2007, and the veteran admits he was not a fan of the new film – but he never turned on Zombie, despite what the rocker thinks.
He claims Zombie not only lied about him, but tarnished the legacy of the Halloween franchise with his critically-mauled remake.
“He said I was very cold to him when he told me he was going to make it,” Carpenter tells the New York Film Academy. “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 s**t lied, I don’t know.”
Then Carpenter saw Zombie’s film – and he was far from impressed. The veteran director admits his biggest problem with the remake was the fact the rocker attempted to explain more about main character Michael Myers.
“I thought he took away the mystique of the story by explaining too much about him,” Carpenter rages. “I don’t care about that. He’s (Myers) supposed to be a force of nature, he’s supposed to be almost supernatural, and he was too big.”
Carpenter’s chilling Halloween, which starred Jamie Lee Curtis and the late Donald Pleasence, was released in 1978, and he also co-wrote the screenplay for the 1981 sequel Halloween II and 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
The horror movie guru was also involved in Halloween V, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, as well as other Halloween-related short films and projects.

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