Quentin Tarantino Reveals The Idea He Had In Mind For Halloween 6
Any fan of horror will tell you that Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers is not a good film. If you haven't seen it then you are fortunate, if it's six percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes is anything to go by.
But it could have been very different indeed, had Quentin Tarantino been involved.
The veteran filmmaker was attached to write the sixth instalment of the series back in 1994, but it ultimately never ended up happening. That said, he had clearly began thinking about what he would have done with it.
Speaking to Consequence of Sound, he said: "Yeah, yeah, well, way before I'd ever done anything... it would have been if I had done it - I never got hired - but it would have been my job to figure out who the guy in the boots is."
This boot-wearing guy he is referring to is the Man in Black, who rocks up at the end of the fifth film to bust Michael Myers out of jail (sorry for the spoiler - you've had more than 20 years).
Elaborating on what else he had planned for the film, Tarantino said: "Yeah, I was like, 'Leave that scene where [the Man in Black] shows up, alright, and freeze Michael Myers.'
"And so the only thing that I had in my mind - I still hadn't figured out who that dude was - was like the first 20 minutes would have been the Lee Van Cleef dude and Michael Myers on the highway, on the road, and they stop at coffee shops and s*** and wherever Michael Myers stops, he kills everybody. So, they're like leaving a trail of bodies on Route 66."
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Alas, we'll probably never get to see where it goes from there.
But while Tarantino reckons 'the first Halloween was fantastic, but the sequels were horrible', he said he had grown to like Rob Zombie's noughties remakes.
He said: "But the thing is now, I am a big fan of the Rob Zombie Halloweens. When I saw the first one, I didn't like it at all. I didn't like the aesthetic. I didn't like everything that he added to it and then the last hour just becomes this fast forward remake of the first one. What the f*** is all this s***?
"Eight months later, I watched it on video... and I really liked them once I got all the preconceptions out of my head. That kid [Daeg Faerch] is really good. I mean, what did I think Rob Zombie was going to do with it? Do I want him to do something else? I like his Sam Peckinpah aesthetic.
"So, now that I didn't have a bug up my ass about it, I was actually able to appreciate it. And again, it's that kid who got me into it, and Danielle Harris is fantastic."
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