Friday, August 31, 2007
Wizard Online Interviews Rob Zombie about the important things concerning his "Halloween" remake:
Wizard: What is the boobs-to-killings ratio in this movie?
ZOMBIE: I haven’t done the calculations.
Wizard: So it’s off the charts?
ZOMBIE: Pretty much, yeah.
As a fan of contemporary horror movies -- and a good deal of what is considered to be "trash" horror -- the inevitable question of naked women and grisly murders will arise.
However, as much as I am a fan of Rob Zombie and his past movies, I have to quibble with reducing the "Halloween" formula to boobs-to-killings ratios.
The original "Halloween" certainly linked the sex/death thing but its main protagonist was a tough, studious, vaguely tomboyish teenage girl who fought "The Boogeyman" and won (sort of).
I haven't seen the new "Halloween" but if the "grindhouse" elements of boobs-to-killing ratios are played up at the expense of the journey of the female protagonist, the movie just might miss the point of the original.