I was MIA yesterday for one reason and one reason only, I picked up a brand new copy of the Blu-ray transfer of my beloved HALLOWEEN II. While enjoying the film something immediately struck me as odd. The Godfather of the HALLOWEEN series, the producer and one of the most genuine men in the genre was misng for the beginning of the film. Instead of the famous "MOUSTAPHA AKKAD PRESENTS" it now says "UNIVERSAL, AN MCA COMPANY, PRESENTS" and moves on to the title sequence. Outrageous but not unexpected as companies will do this from time to time especially when a series moves around as much as HALLOWEEN does.
Today, ShockTillYouDrop.com caught up with Akkad's son Malek who had this to say.
"It's disgusting," Malek tells Shock. "It's a disgrace, obviously, bias, objectively, any horror fan would find this as an insult to the man who has done so much to the series. And to come after his tragic death, he's not even around to defend himself. It's classless. I'm talking to Universal now and they're 'looking into it.'"
A boycott of the film has begun courtesy of Malek Akkad. You can view the Facebook page by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/BoycottUniversalHalloweenII
Thanks to Bidite member David Foskey for this screen-shot of the new title sequence:
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