Earlier today, an article began circulating on moviepilot.com by author Amy Martin. The article essentially used past words from Rob Zombie to put forth the stretched conclusion that Rob believes his Halloween is better than the original. Amy even went so far as to put in the article’s title that Rob explicitly stated as much. Well, Zombie had a rebuttal to that. Here’s what went down.
This afternoon, the article appeared on moviepilot.com and quickly began circulated, stirring up a lot of negative reactions. The article has since been taken down due to Zombie’s response, but here is a cache of it:
Cached link to moviepilot article
It circulated to such an extent, that Rob Zombie himself got wind of it and posted and pinned the following response from his facebook:
Who ever wrote this (Amy Martin) is a trouble making cunt. I love John Carpenter’s Halloween and John knows that. Why? Because I told him. In fact he was the first person I called and told about my film. He said he was cool with it. I actually said to him “if this is a problem, I won’t do it”. Simple as that.
I have never compared the two films and never will. Taking a bunch of things I said years before I even made the film to try and start trouble is typical internet nonsense. I never pointed out flaws in the original. I pointed out things that weren’t in the original that I could put in mine. Not because I thought my way was better, but because I thought it would be different. Since I figured trying to make the exact same film was sort of silly.
Here is cute quote from this bullshit article “I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but I would say that Zombie is totally lying when he says that he likes and respects the original Halloween, but is just saying that for fear of losing fans if he said otherwise.”
Here’s a direct quote for you Amy Martin… “FUCK YOU MOTHERFUCKING PEICE OF USELESS SHIT!” Don’t misquote that.
BTW your article reads like it was written by a fourth grader.
The article was removed within a couple of hours of Zombie posting that, an action he then posted a final remark regarding:
Well the bullshit HALLOWEEN article has now been mysteriously removed. Pretty funny. I guess she doesn’t believe her own opinions. Easy to spew fucking lies, but harder to stand behind them.
I myself hate Rob Zombie’s Halloween films. And I will admit that when I first saw the article title, I joined the fray in an outrage. But after reading it and seeing the rest of what has played out, I apologize for that initial reaction. To hate a movie is one thing, people. Everyone has their own opinions. But to slander someone, to put words in their mouth? That’s just low. Hopefully Amy Martin learned that listen today.
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