It goes without saying that this years Labor Day Weekend movie takings were going to be a bit ‘weird’ in comparison to other years. The current Coronavirus pandemic has seen movie goers numbers dwindle BUT that didn’t mean there wasn’t a movie out there that wouldn’t try. The latest Christopher Nolan blockbuster Tenet, sort to try and rival Rob Zombie’s Halloween release from 2007, and was a worthy contender to try and oust Big Mike from the top spot, but again it was not to be.
Speaking about the news Rob Zombie said:
The word on the street was that Tenet was going to topple Halloween 2007’s Labor Day boxoffice record! Did it happen? Nope! Big Mike is still the labor day king for the 13th straight year! Yahooooo! #🔪#halloween#robzombie#labordayweekend#boxoffice
Rob Zombie | Instagram | 9 September 2020
Rob Zombie’s Halloween broke the Labor Day Weekend Box Office with a $30.5* million weekend gross (previously held by M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Sixth Sense” with $29,271,146*). Commiserations to Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which came in a respectable third overall in current figures released by Box Office Mojo. We wonder who will take on the gauntlet next year (in hopefully more normal times).
For the first time ever on vinyl, get the soundtracks for Rob Zombie’s Halloween movies via Waxwork Records.
Waxwork Records is proud to present the soundtrack for the very first time on vinyl. The deluxe double LP features score cues by composer Tyler Bates, select dialogue from the movie, and soundtrack songs. The packaging features 180 gram Black and Crystal Clear Striped Vinyl with Pumpkin Orange Splatter for Halloween and 180 gram Pumpkin Orange, Candy Apple Red, and Magenta swirled colored vinyl for Halloween 2. Exclusive liner notes by Rob Zombie, a 12”x12” twenty page booklet featuring never-before-seen set photography from Zombie’s personal collection, a 12”x12” art print insert, printed inner LP sleeves featuring set photography, old style tip-on gatefold jackets with matte satin coating, and new artwork by Robert Sammelin.
*This item is a pre-order and is expected to ship October 29, 2020. Please note that expected shipping dates are pending no unexpected delays, and may change due to Covid-19, USPS delays, or production changes. For more details go to Waxwork Records: https://waxworkrecords.com
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 an 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.
Revisit the film at the official film page here at robzombie.com: robzombie.com/movies/halloween/ and tune in next week when we find out if Halloween will retain the Labor Day Weekend Box Office record for the 12th year running!
It’s been 11 years since Rob Zombie released Halloween 2, the sequel to his re-imagining of the classic John Carpenter horror movie.
Hot damn! 11 years ago today Halloween 2 was released. That was the most difficult shoot of any film I’ve made. The reasons are too numerous to go into, but in the end we were all thrilled with the results. I know it wasn’t your typical Michael Myers romp, but fuck ain’t you got enough of those? 🎃ha 👍🏼 This was also first time working with @jeffdanielphillips and @richbrake
Rob Zombie | Instagram | August 28, 2020
The movie, follows directly on from the events in Halloween as Myers escapes from the back of a mortuary van to once again terrorize his baby sister Laurie Strode (played by Scout-Taylor Compton). As well as returning appearances from Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane and Brad Dourif, the movie features a “dream sequence” where Myers hunts down Strode in hospital, and guts Nurse Davis, played by (future) Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer. Spencer looked back at the bloody kill in an SNL skit back in 2017; “Yeah, she got stabbed bad,” joked the actress.
On August 25, 1998 Rob Zombie released his first solo album on the world: HELLBILLY DELUXE – 13 TALES OF CADAVEROUS CAVORTING INSIDE THE SPOOKSHOW INTERNATIONAL
Damn it’s been 22 years since I released my first solo record Hellbilly Deluxe. I had no idea if this crazy idea would work, but I had to do it. I would rather be happy in a smaller band than unhappy in a big one. Breaking out on your own after being in a successful band is usually the kiss of death. But it all turned out just fine. The record quickly went platinum.. then double platinum and finally triple platinum. Thanks to you all for making it happen.
Rob Zombie | Instagram | 25 August 2020
Share your favorite track in the comments! And to celebrate enjoy one of the tracks from the album: Superbeast!
To see all the videos from the album, and find out more about the album, visit the albums page right here.
Brand new from Local Boogeyman is this ‘Young Zombie’ t-shirt. It features a picture of Rob Zombie that has never been made available before on a t-shirt. Local Boogeyman shirts are available vintage inspired, pre-shrunk and true to size (US sizes). Shirts come in sizes ranging from Women’s Small to Men’s 3XL.
You can pre-order your shirt now by clicking the button below. They are expected to be shipped later this August. You will get an email with tracking once they are shipped. These t-shirts are limited in the amount made so don’t miss out on this!