John Carpenter Calls Rob Zombie a Liar, Says He Supported 'Halloween' Remakes (But Didn't Like Them)
"He said that I was very cold to him when he told me that he was going to make ['Halloween']. Nothing could be further from the truth," said Carpenter during a Q&A session.
Beloved filmmaker John Carpenter may not be a fan of Rob Zombie's Halloween remakes, but that doesn't mean he wasn't supportive of them.
During a Q&A session with the New York Film Academy in April, the director and musician spoke on the subject, making statements that are now gaining attention online. And he felt the apparent need to respond to some comments Zombie had made about him, claiming he gave the rocker a chilly response when he heard he was going to reimagine Carpenter's 1978 flick.
"He lied about me. He said that I was very cold to him when he told me that he was going to make [Halloween]. Nothing could be further from the truth. I said, 'Make it your own movie, man. This is yours now. Don’t worry about me.' I was incredibly supportive. Why that piece of shit lied, I don't know. He had no reason to. Why did he do it?"
Carpenter also gave his own review of Zombie's Halloween: "Frankly, that will color my response to the film. If I take that away, I did not — I thought that he took away the mystique of the story by explaining too much about the guy. I don't care about that. It's supposed to be a force of nature, he's supposed to be almost supernatural. And he was too big. It wasn't normal."
See Carpenter's response, below.
Coincidentally, Carpenter announced earlier this year he would be returning to the Halloween franchise as executive producer on its 10th film.
Otherwise, Carpenter recently released a new music video for his song "Urban Facade" from his album Lost Theme II. Watch it, below.
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.