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Halloween turns ten years old

Rob Zombie Halloween 2007 tenth anniversary 2017

On August 31, 2007, Rob Zombie unleashed his vision of Michael Myers onto the movie screens.

His origin story, a reimagining of the John Carpenter classic, looked further back at the childhood of Myers as well as following Myers as he wrecked bloody revenge on his hometown of Haddonfield that fateful Halloween night.

In Zombie’s version, the role of the Myers (originally only credited as ‘The Shape’ in Carpenter’s 1978 film), was played by Tyler Mane. Mane in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly said of working with Zombie “he’s a fantastic guy, a great director, he’s got his vision, he knows what he wants, and he put together a great team. Just working with Scout and Malcolm and everyone, it was a fantastic experience.” The film also saw appearances from Scout Taylor-Compton who played Myers unknowing baby sister Laurie Strode, Sheri Moon Zombie as Debbie Myers, Daeg Faerch who played the pre-pubescent killer Myers who slaughters his family and Malcolm McDowell who played Dr Samuel Loomis.

Halloween, released over the Labor Day Weekend, broke box office records at the time and continues to do so: robzombie.com/2016/09/top-again-for-labor-day. Can Michael make it ten years at the top this year?

To find out more about the film, visit our official Halloween movie page here at robzombie.com/movies/halloween/.

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Fright Rags releases special edition Halloween shirts

Rob Zombie Halloween Fright Rags shirt

Fright Rags, in time for the tenth anniversary of Rob Zombie’s reimagining of Halloween, have released a series of shirts.

These officially licensed shirts include designs by Justin Osbourn, Nathan Milliner, Kyle Crawford and Christopher Franchi, who has developed a special glow-in-the-dark shirt.

All shirts are available in sizes from SM to 5XL.

To purchase today, go here: fright-rags.com/collections/rob-zombie-halloween

Rob Zombie pays tribute to Tobe Hooper

Rob Zombie Tobe Hooper

From Rob Zombie:

[I met] Tobe Hooper for the first time after the premiere of House of 1000 Corpses back in 2003. He gave me a great quote which I used on the DVD box. “At last an honest horror movie that relentlessly delivers the goods! One hell of a great horror movie. I was blown away by that quote. Such a nice guy. I gonna miss him.

Rolling Stone contacted me late yesterday to write a story on Tobe Hooper. Of course, I said yes. In my early film days, Tobe was the first director to be supportive of me. It was an honor to do this for him.

Give it a read.

rollingstone.com/movies/news/rob-zombie-on-tobe-hooper-the-texas-chainsaw-massacre-changed-my-life

SOLD OUT! One week only! Zomboogey classics back in stock!

Zomboogey Classic shirts

UPDATE: These classic Zomboogey shirts have now SOLD OUT! Look out for the next collaboration coming SOON!

For one week only, Zomboogey – the collaboration between Rob Zombie and Local Boogeyman – is restocking the store with some classics from their range.

These include the “DOOM HEAD – MOVIE 31“, “THE DEVILS REJECTS – BABY MUGSHOT“, “CAPTAIN SPAULDING” and “LORDS OF SALEM” shirts.

The shirts sold out fast on their first run and will surely do the same now, especially with the interest fans have shown. So don’t miss out, get yours now!

https://www.localboogeyman.com/collections/rob-zombie

The Lords of Salem featured in NY Times horror movie list

Rob Zombies The Lords of Salem

Rob Zombie’s 2013 movie The Lords of Salem has been featured in an article via the NY Times, as it considers a list of horror movies you may have missed but which are still “worthy additions to the horror canon“.

In the article the NY Times states: “The rocker-turned-director Rob Zombie (“The Devil’s Rejects”) may have a reputation for extreme horror, but “Lords of Salem” isn’t a blood bath, at least not at first” and concludes: “This film has more ambience than a typical Zombie offering; it’s only in the final third that the director uncorks the covens and satanic rituals that have earned the town its reputation.”

To read the write-up in full, go here: nytimes.com/watching/lists/indie-horror-movies

Rob Zombie to host 13 Nights of Halloween on HDNET MOVIES

Rob Zombie. Photo by Piggy D

Rob Zombie will be hosting HDNET MOVIES 13 Nights of Halloween from October 19 to Halloween night itself.

The director, will “share his thoughts on the horror films airing during the event. Those movies will include 1958’s creature feature The Blob, Wes Craven’s notorious 1972 shocker The Last House On The Left, 2009’s Renée Zellweger-starring Case 39, and 2012’s The Devil Inside.”

A full list of films airing will be revealed soon.

To find out more, go to Entertainment Weekly: ew.com/movies/rob-zombie-13-nights-hdnet-movies/

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