The critics and fans pretty much hated Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake, so it makes us wonder why Zombie didn’t take his own advice. The following quote comes from ArrowintheHead. Apparently Rob Zombie said the following quote in a 2002 interview.
“I feel it’s the worst thing any filmmaker can do. I actually got a call from my agent and they asked me if I wanted to be involved in a remake of CHAINSAW. I said no fucking way! Those movies are perfect — you’re only going to make yourself look like an asshole by remaking them. Go remake something that’s a piece of shit and make it good. Like with my movie I have elements of CHAINSAW in it because I love that movie so much, but I wouldn’t dare want to “remake” it. It’s like a band trying to be another band.”
Halloween is raking in the cash at the box office, and lead to Zombie’s two picture deal with Dimension Films. So to be fair, it was a good business move. But I think that Zombie’s quote above speaks more towards the creative nature of a remake than the business nature. So is Zombie a hypocrite?