In every piece of pre-release press for his Halloween 2, Rob Zombie has made it no mystery that he’s free from the overbearing pressure to honor John Carpenter’s original this time around. And how that makes him ecstatic, relieved. Ready to take Michael Myers, Laurie Strode, and Dr. Loomis into all-new, fucked-the-fuck-up Zombie territories. There’s been pictures of what looks like Myers dressing up as a hobo on steroids, and confirmation that, for some whatever reason, Weird Al Yankovic has a cameo.
That’s all been said, shown. Yet, none of his pregame talking and displaying helps to make sense of just what exactly is going on in this new, gonzo trailer. I could sit here and complain about how this trailer gives away practically every damn kill in the movie, leaving only the actual gore for the film to flash. But I won’t; instead, I’ll sit here and scratch my head until my fingernails rip off, my cuticles tear off, and I look into what psychedelic drugs Rob Zombie took while writing and shooting this thing.
Strap yourselves in…..this trailer is a bumpy, messy, incoherent, somewhat-thrilling ride. Your guess is as good as mine now as to how Halloween 2 will turn out. A week ago, I was ready for some wheels-off mayhem; now, I’m thinking that I’ll need to nibble on some shrooms before entering the theater. [Trailer, after the jump]: