Casual fans of horror movies, and Halloween in particular, always assume that the hardcore fans love Michael Myers or Laurie Strode the best. But real fans love one man and one man only when it comes to the original Halloween films: the maniacal and hysterical Dr. Loomis (played by the inimitable Donald Pleasence).
When news of the remake started to circulate through the horror community, many fans wondered if the legacy of the great actor and his portrayal of Loomis would be honored. Thankfully, Loomis’ voice made it into the film, but was the audio captured from a previous film or outtakes? As it turns out, the recording of “the good doctor” was performed by voice actor and comedian Colin Mahan. In this exclusive interview, Mahan discusses how he landed the job, the pressure involved in recreating the classic voice, and how comedy and horror are not too far apart on the entertainment spectrum.