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Halloween

Remake of the slasher classic movie directed by Rob Zombie

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A terrible and boring remake of the original horror machine...

  • Dec 30, 2009
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I'm a major fan of the original and I saw this one with medium hopes that Rob Zombie would give me soemthing worth seeing, but my first instinct about this movie sucking eggs was right. It was a bloody mess.



Halloween(or as I like to call it Suckloween.) was a disgrace to the franchise that practical invented the slasher genre. It was too dumb and far too bloody and messy to even try and comprehend the story of the psychotic Michael Myers( no not the Austin Powers guy.) But what it did have, and this is the only good thing, is a pretty good spin on Michael's beginning's not much of it was revealed in the original so that was the only positive thing I found about the whole film. But this movie was a let down none the less.



Tyler Mane an ex- wrestler turned horror star plays the maniac Myer's well(seeing as he doesn't have to say anything.) but his mannerisms are just like the original Michael and he is the only saving grace in this film. Scout Taylor-Compton (who is allot prettier than Jamie Lee Curtis.) Has no real acting talents at all and is just there to scream her head off when needed. Malcolm McDowell(who was the only true good act in this.) does very well as Dr. Sam Loomis but is not as hell bent on killing Michael as he was in the originals, instead here they turned Loomis into a kind hearted soul(which was a mistake.) Being someone who's watched all the Halloween movies Loomis is nothing liek his 2007 counter part and that is where again Rob Zombie fails. But Malcolm McDowell does very well in this movie and he holds up nicely against terrible acts. But all in in all the rest of the cast was terrible.





Halloween(2007) Is nothing short of a brutal, mindless, laughably bad mock up of a horror film that tries, and fails to capture the essence or even style of the original. But I will give it this. It does try very hard to be scary but to no avail.All in all Halloween is a A-Bomb.

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October 21, 2010
I actually loved this remake, the original is a classic for sure though.
 
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It just seems that no one can make an original horror movie these days, something with new characters and a plot that is actually scary.  No, instead we are getting these rather bland remakes of great horror films like Halloween, Friday the 13th and now the upcoming reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street.  That, I am scared of because Freddy Kruger was my horror movie idol growing up.  Everyone liked Jason, I like Freddy. It just seems that no one wants to take the horror genre seriously …
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Written, produced and directed by Rob Zombie, Halloween is the 2007 remake of the 1978 slasher classic of the same name by John Carpenter. It mainly takes place on a Halloween day and night at the otherwise casual Illinois town, Haddonfield. Starring, Malcolm McDowell (Dr. Sam Loomis), Scout Taylor-Compton (Laurie Strode) and Daeg Faerch (as young Michael Myers), the movie grossed 78.5 million dollars worldwide.
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