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Zombie’s Halloween II As Strong As Rejects?

Update on album and Tyrannosaurus Rex

As the song goes, Rob Zombie is “never gonna stop.” Since Comic-Con, the multi-hyphenate has been racing through the final lap of post-production on Halloween II. The sequel to 2007′s Halloween has tested both in New York and Los Angeles and is jetting towards its August 28 release.

“It’s a reality-based film but there’s more trippy stuff at the end,” Zombie tells ShockTillYouDrop.com, responding to this writer’s comment about the sequel going beyond the usual slasher fare. The writer-director is feeling incredibly positive about his sophomore outing with Michael Myers. “Most of the people that worked on this movie worked on The Devil’s Rejects. And I think we all feel this movie is the logical follow. That Halloween itself was a weird left turn that never found its groove. Halloween II is to Halloween as Rejects is to House of 1000 Corpses. We shot the last film on 35mm, it was cleaner. This one, we went back to shoot a dirty, nasty movie on 16mm.”

August 28 doesn’t mean Zombie takes a hiatus. There’s a new album on the way, currently untitled. “I think it’s going to come out at the end of October or the beginning of November. We have a tour starting in October. The plan is to go on tour for a while then finally come back and make Tyrannosaurus Rex. Because that got shoved off to the side and that was a film I really wanted to make. It’s like Rejects on steroids.”

Tyrannosaurus Rex was in development at Dimension through 2008 and is said to be a mix of Raging Bull and The Road Warrior.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor