Rob Zombie is making sure his Halloween remake doesn’t leave any of your minds as he continues to take over our main page with more casting news. Today the rock shocker turned director revealed who will play Mason and Cynthia Strode, Laurie Strode’s parents in the new film, which hits theaters everywhere on August 31st. Read on for the latest casting news and watch this spot for more updates as they come in. Halloween begins shooting this month.
Playing Mason Strode, Laurie’s father, is Pat Skipper (Predator 2, Hellraiser: Bloodline).
Playing Cynthia Strode, Laurie’s mother, is Dee Wallace-Stone (The Howling, Cujo, E.T.).
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, is mistakenly released from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.
Zombie’s vision of this film is an entirely new take on the legend and will satisfy fans of the classic “Halloween” legacy while beginning a new chapter in the Michael Myers saga. “This is a bit of a prequel and a remake, combined,” says Zombie.