Horror legend John Carpenter really isn’t much of a fan of Rob Zombie anymore.
‘Halloween’ is, of course, a true classic of the genre, made by Carpenter in 1978.
Zombie remade the movie in 2007 – which was badly reviewed, and fared disappointingly at the box office – and then followed it with a sequel in 2009.
But speaking during a talk to students at the New York Film Academy, Carpenter took Zombie to task over comments he’d made about his dealings with him.
“He lied about me,” he said.
“He said I was very cold to him when he told me he was going to make it. Nothing could be further from the truth.
“I said, ‘Make it your own movie, man. This is yours now. Don’t worry about me.’ I was incredibly supportive. Why that piece of s**t lied, I don’t know.”
As for what he did with ‘Halloween’, Carpenter added that Zombie’s remarks soured the whole business for him.
“I thought he took away the mystique of the story by explaining too much about [Michael Myers],” he went on.
“I don’t care about that. He’s supposed to be a force of nature, he’s supposed to be almost supernatural, and he was too big, it wasn’t normal.”
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