1. Kristina Klebe (Lynda in the first Halloween) knew both Robert Curtis Brown (her father in H2) as well as Nick Mennell (her boyfriend in the first Halloween) before shooting. Rob Zombie had no idea and all the casting was random. Though when he told her about casting her boyfriend in the first film he said he was looking at a few people but he needed someone who could match her height.
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2. Rob Zombie originally stated he would never do a sequel to Halloween (2007), until the studio decided to make it. Then he signed on to write and direct, because he didn't want someone to ruin his vision.
3. This is Rob Zombie's last Halloween movie. There is a new script in development for a third film, set for a 3-D release in 2012.
4. Laurie has a picture of Charles Manson over her bed. Later, after Lynda's father tries to kill Loomis, it is revealed that the gun was not loaded- just like the gun Manson follower Squeaky Fromme pointed at President Gerald Ford.
5. Tyler Mane is only the second person to portray Michael Myers twice. George P. Wilbur previously portrayed Michael in 'Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers' (1988) and 'Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers' (1995). He is also rumored to be in negotiations to reprise the role for 'Halloween 3-D' in 2011, which would make him the first person to play Michael three times.
6. This is the first Halloween movie to include Michael clearly walking around without his mask on.
7. John Carpenter was offered a cameo in the film by Rob Zombie, but he turned it down.
8. Daeg Faerch was replaced by Chase Wright Vanek as the young Michael Myers because Daeg hit a growth spurt after the previous film and was now deemed too tall to reprise that role.
9. The decision to give Laurie the name Angel as her real name was meant to emphasize her as Michael's extreme opposite.
10. Sid Haig turned down the role of Lou Martini, the owner of the Rabbit in Red, because of scheduling conflicts. Daniel Roebuck was brought back to reprise his role from the first film.
11. Danielle Harris and Jamie Lee Curtis are now tied at four appearances each in the 'Halloween' franchise. They are both behind Donald Pleasence, who starred in five films up until his death in 1995.
12. This was the first Rob Zombie movie not to star Zombie regulars Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Tom Towles. Moseley was originally signed on to play Uncle Seymour Coffins, but had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with another film.
13. Jeffrey Daniel Phillips plays two completely different roles in the movie: Howard Boggs and Uncle Seymour Coffins. He is only the third actor to ever play two different roles in the same film in the entire 'Halloween' franchise (the others being Nancy Loomis-Kyes and Danielle Harris). Dick Warlock actually plays three different characters, 'The Shape' (Michael Myers) and Patrolman #3 (the one that hits the Michael look-alike with his patrol car) in 'Halloween II' (1981) and 'Assassin' in 'Halloween III: Season of the Witch' (1982).
14. In the director's cut, Micheal takes off his mask and yells "Die" before stabbing Dr. Loomis. Based on this scene, it marks the first time ever in the series where Michael Myers actually speaks. This is also the first time the characters face is seen clearly.
15. This is the first film in which Michael Myers is seen eating on screen. (He is shown to have eaten a dog off screen in the original film).
16. The body count for the Director's Cut is 20 (plus the two people on-screen and the one person off in the opening dream sequence); In the theatrical cut it is 19. In both cuts, two people are not killed by Michael Myers. There is also a pit of dead bodies that Laurie avoids in the opening sequence, but it is not verified that Michael killed them.
17. Despite this being Danielle Harris's fourth appearance in a Halloween movie, this is the first in which her character has died. However, her previous character, Jamie Lloyd, was killed off after she was recast in 'Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers' (1995).
18. During the film, Michael runs into a kid in a clown costume. This is an obvious homage to Michael as a boy, when he wore that costume during his first killings both in the original and in Rob Zombie's re-imagining in 2007.
19. Michael runs into a group of trick-or-treaters, which happened a couple of times in previous 'Halloween' installments.
20. The hospital dream sequence is a tribute to the original 'Halloween II' (1981), which was set at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital.
21. The pumpkin on the ledge of the guard's station is similar to the pumpkin on the window ledge of Mrs. Elrod's house in the original 'Halloween II' (1981). Rob Zombie even used a similar style of shot for the scene, slowly coming up on it from beneath the window, the same way John Carpenter did.
22. Michael eating a dog is similar to the original film, where Dr. Loomis and Sheriff Brackett find a dead dog at the Myers House. "He got hungry", Loomis said in that film.
23. Several quotes from the film were tributes to the original 'Halloween II' (1981), including "death has come to your little town, sheriff" and "he sat there sitting, waiting...inhumanly patient".
24. The character of Wolfie drove a van, much like Bob did in the original film, and in the Rob Zombie re-imagining in 2007.
25. Mya and Harley's costumes were homages to characters from 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' (1975). There were also many tribute costumes throughout the crowd, including killer clowns and zombies.
26. Michael pulls Mya back into the house the same way he did Annie in Rob Zombie's re-imagining in 2007.
27. While appearing on the "Newman Hour", David Newman reads a quote from Dr. Donald Faber, who calls Dr. Loomis' new book "Horror Show". This is a nod to 'A Clockwork Orange' (1972), a film Rob Zombie is very fond of and that Malcolm McDowell starred in.
28. Laurie sensing "he's coming...he's coming" is similar to when Jamie Lloyd felt the same thing in 'Halloween 4' and 'Halloween 5'.
29. The characters of Mya and Harley were clearly set to mimick Lynda and Annie from the first film. Since Lynda was killed and Annie was incapacitated, Rob filled in the gap with Laurie's "new friends". In fact, there is a scene in the Unrated Director's Cut where Annie, who finds Laurie drinking a beer, asks her if "that's how her new friends roll".
30. Howard Boggs' death scene is similar to that of Paul from Rob Zombie's re-imagining in 2007. They are both found butchered and hung from the ceiling.
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