Good news and bad news, horror freaks ... although of course your mileage may vary on both. Despite the fact that Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 opened in third place this weekend, its $17 million haul was obviously enough to keep the Weinstein brothers happy. In a (very) recent article in the L.A. Times movie section, it was announced that Bob Weinstein and Dimension are planning to move forward with a Halloween 3-D, which will arrive in theaters almost precisely a year from today.

I call that the bad news, but really, not all that bad, since I've spent most of my life sifting through horror sequels, and I call that fun. The good news? "Weinstein said Rob Zombie, who directed "Halloween II" and 2007's reboot of the 31-year-old horror series, won't return for "Halloween 3-D." He said the studio is in negotiations with a new director, whom he declined to name, who has experience in horror and has a "different take" on the franchise." (Again, full article here.)

While a more naive horror fan would say "Ugh, just leave well enough alone already," I'm old enough to know that there will always be new remakes, new sequels, and new sequels to remakes of sequels. At this point I'm just hoping that the Weinsteins are out to hire A) a young director who really wants to prove him/herself, or B) a veteran who simply knows how to deliver a few solid scares. The last Halloween movie I liked came out in 1981, y'know.