Recently, horror-rocker Rob Zombie shared that he is burnt out when it comes to the Halloween movies. He expressed that this burn out is the result of his work experience creating his two Halloween movies.
While Zombie’s Halloween films have developed a cult following over recent years (and were financially successful), the films received mix reviews upon their initial release. One individual who was not super blown away with Rob’s direction is actually that of horror director John Carpenter (who, along with Debra Hill, was responsible for creating the original Halloween movie).
In fact, back in the day, somewhat of a beef took place between that of Rob and John, with the former claiming that the legendary director was “cold” towards him (during the time Rob was creating his Halloween movie).
However, Carpenter would end up denying these claims about him being “cold” towards Zombie. Back in 2016, when asked about these claims Zombie made, the director said the following (as reported/transcribed by The Guardian): “He lied about me. He said that I was very cold to him when he told me that he was going to make [Halloween]. 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.”
John Carpenter then went on to add, “Why that piece of shit lied, I don’t know. He had no reason to. Why did he do it?”
When it comes to differences regarding their two versions of Halloween, Carpenter has said the following about Rob Zombie’s Halloween: “I thought that he took away the mystique of the story by explaining too much about [Michael Myers]. 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.”
But for Rob’s claims of John being “cold” and for Carpenter calling Rob a “piece of shit,” it seems the two have moved on. Carpenter took to his Twitter at one point and shared the following: “To everyone fascinated with the JC/RZ feud, old news. We spoke Sunday, we buried the hatchet. Let’s move on.”
What do you think of Rob Zombie’s Halloween movies and this beef between the two artists?
To everyone fascinated with the JC/RZ feud, old news. We spoke Sunday, we buried the hatchet. Let’s move on.
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) September 28, 2016