1998’s Halloween H20 is regarded by some in the Horror community as the last decent Halloween film. What followed after that film was Halloween: Resurrection, which is generally perceived as awful.
That film then lead to Rob Zombie rebooting the franchise and making two forgettable films and now the film is being rebooted again.
Chris Durand, the actor who portrayed Michael Myers in Halloween H20, spoke with us exclusively at London Film and Comic Con and had quite a few interesting things to say.
We first asked him if there was anything that he took away from the previous Michael Myers actors for his own performance:
“When I did the interview for [the film], they had mentioned separately from talking to me, I just overheard them saying that they weren’t going to do what came before. So when I got [the part], I remembered that and I didn’t watch any of the films. Since we weren’t going to do what came before, I did what I thought was right and tried to figure out this character from the ground up. In retrospect, they were talking about 4, 5 and 6 and not referencing those – but it worked to my advantage because I didn’t really stress about trying to live up to somebody else’s performance or get caught in the trap of mimicking what somebody else had done.”
We then asked him if he’d ever be interested in returning as the character:
“I would love to do it again if the situation were right. I had such a good cast and I got Jamie Lee Curtis back, so that’s kinda’ hard to beat. There is a new version coming up, which may kind of take it back to its roots and if that’s the case – it would be fun to do. In terms of the sequels, I think I probably lucked out and got the best I can.”
Danny McBride and David Gordon Green will be producing the upcoming Halloween film, and McBride had some pretty interesting comments about it back in May:
“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There’s a lot of room for improvement. David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original.”
The next film installment is set for release on October 19th, 2018.