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SDCC: Dourif to Have a Larger Role in Halloween II

Zombie spills some more plot details

In the world of Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, anything goes. The writer-director has no blueprint or rules to follow this time. As he’s stated on this site before, he had creative freedom this time out. And one of the aspects we’ve been speculating about is who, in his world, are we expected to see more of? Loomis? Annie? Laurie?

Try Sheriff Brackett.

Rob Zombie confirmed to me this afternoon that you can expect to see more of actor Brad Dourif reprising his role as Haddonfield’s keeper of the peace. But you’ll find him in a shabbier condition than when we last saw him. “Brad’s very important to the movie,” Zombie exclusively tells ShockTillYouDrop.com. “Last time, you couldn’t fit too much with him. Here you have your survivors. Laurie Strode moves in with Sheriff Brackett and Annie. That’s the core of your movie. For Brackett, Brad grew his hair long and he’s all rough looking. He’s old, he’s worn out, he’s just this beat-down guy with these two girls he can’t deal with. Brad must have that in his real life because he latched onto it. He was like, ‘Man, I can relate to this. I’m getting old.’ He really bonded with those two girls. He didn’t have a lot to do in the first film but here he really digs in. There’s classic Brad Dourif in this.”

As for the status of Halloween II, “We tested it last week in New York and now we’re finishing the movie, editing. Next week we’ll test it in L.A. The screening went really good. I just try to sit in the audience and feel the vibe.” The film opens in theaters on August 28. More with Zombie to come!

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor