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Revisiting Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN & HALLOWEEN II
Happy Halloween from The Weekly Stuff Podcast
It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
Happy Halloween! Last year, we celebrated the spookiest day of the year by talking about John Carpenter’s original HALLOWEEN from 1978, and this year we’re jumping ahead 30 years to talk about the remake directed by Rob Zombie in 2007, and its sequel from 2009. These films have a mixed reputation, but they’re worth revisiting and taking seriously. The 2007 remake is trying to be two movies at once and never really coheres, but the 2009 sequel – especially in its Unrated Director’s Cut – may just be a genuine masterpiece, a truly powerful depiction of PTSD and the way trauma can swallow a person whole. Zombie is a real auteur, a singular filmmaker with a compelling voice, and these films are worth engaging with on that level alone. We also talk about Sean’s recent experiences catching up on Doctor Who and Jonathan’s October adventures binging all 10 Saw movies (and ranking them over on JonathanLack.Com).
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:04:30
Doctor Who: 0:04:30 – 0:25:07
Saw: 0:25:07 – 0:40:16
Rob Zombie’s Halloween: 0:40:16 – 1:29:29
Rob Zombie’s Halloween II: 1:29:29 – 2:46:13
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