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Visionary director Rob Zombie has just released the new trailer for H2, his film about a deadly hydrogen molecule on a killing spree.  Check it out below.

Zombie’s 2007 remake of the John Carpenter classic left quite a bit to be desired… like style, subtlety, and suspense.  I blame most of that on his decision to make it an origin film focusing on Michael as a troubled young girl, but it’s also no secret that the man is a pretty one-note director in general.  (And that one note involves a love of white trash.)  The sequel picks up directly after the first film’s finale, and should feature more adult Michael than snot-nosed Michael.  While it does begin in the hospital, a la Carpenter’s original sequel, Zombie says the similarities end there.  Judging by the trailer, I’d say he’s right.

Now Michael wears a hoodie.

I expect to hate this based solely on the shitiness of Zombie’s previous three films, but I’d be lying if I said this trailer didn’t have potential.  Yes the hoodie is silly looking, but Michael seems more menacing than he has in the past.  The violence and scares look like they may actually be intense.  But then I’m reminded that this is a Zombie film after all… Sheri Moon nepotism rears it’s ugly head in the form of Michael’s mother appearing as some kind of ghost or vision encouraging him to do bad things.  Some folks are already complaining that this brings Michael closer to a Jason-type killer with mother issues…

H2 is currently scheduled for an August 28, 2009. You can also view the trailer in High Definition over on Yahoo.

How does H2 look to you?  Better than K2 (the mountain climbing thriller) or P2 (the parking garage thriller)?


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