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Tyler Mane talks about Halloween 2!
August 26th, 2009 under Halloween 2. [ Comments: none ]

Tyler Mane is back as Michael Meyers in Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 that is out on Friday, August 28th. The 6’9″ wrestler turned actor is the scariest one of them all and it is not his height, but his brains that lead to the effect. When I asked him how his version of the cult figure differs from the others he told us at The Weinstein Company’s press day that the others are one dimensional and he gave him more depth. He said he did his research for the role as in “if you look at any serial killer, they can walk out on the street and you wouldn’t be able to think they would be able to do what they have done and I wanted to bring that to it.” And believe me he brought it. But bringing it wasn’t always easy for him and he told us after his first kill in this movie of the nurse. After stabbing her several times that after the last one, he looked up and told Rob, “I’m done.” So how does he decompress after that? The answer, with a cigar and a glass of a wine. I can so picture him sitting back and enjoying that stoogie and glass of wine, can’t you?
Before he needed to decompress from his role, he told us how he got the call about playing the masked killer. He prefaced the story by saying that he really didn’t know much about horror before he agreed to do the film. He said he was up in Canada when he got the phone call from Rob, and told us how that conversation went down between the director and him, “Hey, I want you to play Michael Meyers in Halloween. And I go Rob, I don’t want to be the guy behind the hockey mask. (Rob says) Dude, wrong mask.” Now he knows which mask belongs to which horror icon.
Tyler originally signed on for two Halloweens and now that both have completed would he come back for a third? He told us it all depends on things like who is working on it. So it will be interesting to see if we will get a third one, but before we have to worry about that go see him scare the sh!t out of you this Friday in Halloween 2. Seriously I am still having nightmares because of how well he played Michael Meyers in H2 and it has been 6 days since I saw it when I typed this. But he did ease my dreams a little bit because as you can see in the interview above Tyler Mane is nothing like the character he portrays…thankfully!!!
So what is up for him next? He created a production company called Mane Entertainment and they are prepping their first feature Penance Lane, which is a horror/thriller that he hopes to start filming this winter. He will be playing a con who gets out of a jail and goes on a mission to a house where people are not as they appear. He added that there will be a lot of twists and turns in the movie. That sounds really good, I can’t wait to see it but first I am going to see him again in Halloween 2 this Friday and you should too!!!


BTWF roles: Tyler Mane on Party of Five
August 26th, 2009 under Before They Were Famous, Halloween 2. [ Comments: none ]

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Before Tyler Mane was scaring people as Michael Meyers in Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 & 2, he was scaring Bailey on Party of Five. How intimidating was the 32 year old wrestler in his first acting role back in 1999.


Scout Taylor-Compton talks about Halloween 2!
August 25th, 2009 under Halloween 2. [ Comments: none ]

Scout Taylor-Compton reprises her role as Laurie Strode in Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 this Friday, August 28th. The role was originally played by Jamie Lee Curtis and Scout has yet to meet her. She told us at The Weinstein Company’s press day that she would love to have a conversation with her and find out what she thinks of her playing Laurie. I think Jamie Lee Curtis would be beyond impressed with her because she has done an excellent job in both Halloween’s and it is completely different than what was originated in the John Carpenter films.
But like the 1978 movie, Halloween 2 will leave terrified and she says that is how this genre should make you feel “uncomfortable and scared with what you just witnessed which a lot of horror movies are losing now, it’s like get back to the original point of a horror movie.” She is so right because like she also told us so many of them leave you laughing and not fearing to be alone in the dark and believe me H2 will do that to you.
One of the kills (my favorite one in H2) in this movie is where Michael Meyers stomps on a guy’s head over and over and she told us about the filming of that scene. Rob Zombie calls her over and tells her to watch. She looks over and she sees the 6’9″ Tyler Mane, who plays Michael Meyers, take his big foot and crush this guy’s face and she thought it was real because the makeup artist, Wayne Toth did such a great job on the body. That scene left her screaming, much like she did for a lot of the movie and she told us she was left sounding like a man most of those days and that could be sexy. Not that anyone who gave her the title of Scream Queen would complain about that.
So what is up for the Scream Queen after doing two Halloween movies? A different type of screaming because she will be playing Lita Ford in the movie Runaways with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. She told us to prep for that movie they only had a few days to learn how to play instruments. As you can see by her excitement in the above interview she got the music down for the role!
So would she be back for Halloween 3 if the studio wants one? She told is she would be so down for doing it!!! But before we talk about another sequel, check out Halloween 2 this Friday and see if it will leave “uncomfortable and scared with what you just witnessed” as much as it did me!!!


BTWF roles: Scout Taylor-Compton in Chicken Night
August 25th, 2009 under Before They Were Famous, Halloween 2. [ Comments: none ]

Before Scout Taylor-Compton was trying to survive her big brother Michael Meyers in Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 & 2, she was just a little girl enjoying her mother’s chicken in Chicken Night. How awwwdorable was the 11 year old in that 2001 short?


Danielle Harris and Brea Grant talk Halloween 2!!!
August 24th, 2009 under Halloween 2. [ Comments: 1 ]


Today was The Weinstein Company’s press day for Halloween 2 that is out this Friday, August 28th. Danielle Harris, the oldest cast member from the Halloween Franchise (she was in 4 of them) was paired with the newest one Brea Grant (the only one today who made her debut in H2) and they talked about the scariest Halloween of all 10 of them. The two of them were so cute together, that you have to watch the whole interview above!!!
Danielle Harris is the only actor who was in both the original franchise of Halloween and the ones done by the really freaking cool director Rob Zombie. Danielle played Michael Meyers’ niece, Jamie Lloyd 20 years ago in both Halloween 4 and 5, and now the 32 year old is playing a 19 year old friend of his sister, Laurie Strode in her second RZ Halloween movie. When I asked her about how the two Michael Meyers differ she said, “He’s twice the size. He’s bigger, the knife’s bigger and everything is bigger and badder.” She ain’t kidding, he is a whole lot badder and bigger now as compared to then.
Since Danielle played Jamie Lee Curtis’ daughter in the original Halloween series, do you think she has met the original Laurie Strode, who appeared in Halloween 1, 2 and H20? Nope…:( She told us that she has yet to meet her and would really love to. The closest she got is when her boyfriend worked with her on a movie recently, but forgot to mention to her who he is dating. Bad boyfriend. We have to find a way to get these two together. Now when it comes to the new Laurie Strode played by Scout Taylor-Compton, she told us she is like a little sister and has past the Halloween Jack-O-Lantern, I mean torch to her.
Talking about little…Danielle also let us in a small secret as she says, “He (Rob Zombie) finds the humor in things that are sort of like little subliminal messages.” What are some of the tiny ways he does this in his movies? Well in the last Halloween he gave her cheerleader jacket and on the back of it says Munchkin which is bad enough for the pint-sized actress. But what he also wanted to do was during the sex scene was to have her boyfriend call her Munchie. That would’ve been like totally awesome had she not put a stop to it because she didn’t want that to be her nickname for the rest of her life, which you can’t blame her. So what did he have planned for her in the this Halloween? She says, when Michael Meyer’s mom asks him why he didn’t kill her, he says, “Because she’s just so small.” But that too didn’t make it to the final cut. Danielle wasn’t the only one who endured his little funny subliminal messages, Brea Grant told us because she is a Vegan and she thinks that is why she had to wear a Vegan tattoo on her forearm. Now I have to re-watch both movies to see what other subliminal messages are out in them.
Back to Brea, she also talked to us about if she thinks there is a chance she could return to Heroes because as we all know that being dead doesn’t always mean you stay that way on the show and her answer is adorable as Daphne was/is. We also joked about is it better to have Sylar death or a Michael Meyers one even though she didn’t die by Sylar’s finger and you will have to wait until Friday to see if Michael Meyers does her in.
Both Danielle and Brea are absolutely awesome in Halloween 2 and you have to find out what their fates are in the most terrifying movie of the year (at least) when it comes out on Friday, August 28th.


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