Writer/director Rob Zombie has revealed on his MySpace blog that Pat Skipper has joined the cast of Halloween. The actor will play Mason Strode, the father of Laurie Strode.

Skipper's credits include Predator 2 and Hellraiser: Bloodline, as well as several episodes of the television series, The X-Files.

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Rob 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 new movie will not only appeal to horror fans, but to a wider movie-going audience as well. It will not be a copycat of any prior films in the Halloween franchise.