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Halloween (2007)

By Newguy

logoDirector: Rob Zombie

Writer: Rob Zombie (Screenplay) John Carpenter, Debra Hill (Original Screenplay)

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif, Tyler Mann, Sheri moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Bill Moseley, Udo Kier, Danny Trejo, Scout Taylor-Compton, Danielle Harris, Skyler Gisondo, Jenny Gregg Stewart, Hanna Hall, Kristina Klebe


Plot: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.


Verdict: Reborn


Story: I want to start by saying I think the original is one of the best horrors of all time. Right the back story of how Michael became the monster is brilliant, we see how he was raised in a broken home constantly getting ignored, bullied and picked on by everyone. We see how he starts to show early signs of his new psychotic side. We also get more of Doctor Loomis trying to help him but failing to get through. These are all great addition. The escape is bloodier and the rest is very similar, Rob Zombie does bring in the back story earlier which helps to why Michael targets Laurie. This is what makes this one stand out more for the modern cinema fans out there. It never holds back and the blood will flow, this is up there with the greatest modern slasher films. (9/10)


Actor Review


Scout Taylor-Compton: Laurie the sister of Michael who has grown up without knowing anything about her past family. She is the innocent girl of her group of friends and gets left to babysit while her friends get to fool around. Good performance which I believe comes off better than the original Laurie. (8/10)



Malcolm McDowell: Dr Loomis he spends 17 years trying to help Michael, becoming his friend but in the end has to give up. After Michael escapes he is the one who tracks him down in an attempt to stop his killing spree for good. Good performance from Malcolm again raising the level of the character. (8/10)



Tyler Mann: Michael Myers the young killer who has turned into a monster with incredible strength and imposing size. He stalks his old town looking for Laurie and while looking for her he kills off anyone who gets in his way. Great performance, creating an intense killer that would scare anybody. (9/10)



Danielle Harris: Annie the friend of Laurie who passes off the kid she is looking after to Laurie so she can have some fun. Danielle does good, but I feel this character loses a lot from the original. (6/10)



Director Review: Rob Zombie – You see the name Rob Zombie you know what you are going to get, plenty of blood and gore, and with Rob’s unique take on the classic we get a complete re-imagination of this classic that works great. (9/10)


Horror: When it comes to modern day slasher films this could be the best, it is far more intense than the original but loses some suspense. (9/10)

Settings: Even though this is a re-creation it stays very loyal to the settings used in the original. (9/10)

Suggestion: This is a must watch for all the horror fans out there, but I think that is the only audience it will appeal too, the casual horror fans will not enjoy this. (Horror Fans Watch)


Best Part: The fact you actually feel for Michael.

Worst Part: The actual attack is short because of the long backstory it feels squeezed in at the end.

Action Scene Of The Film: Laurie’s being chases around the Myers house.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Has one

Post Credits Scene: No


Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $80 Million

Budget: $15 Million

Runtime: 2 Hours 1 Minutes (unrated)

Tagline: When Darkness Fell, He Arrived.


Overall: Great Remake That Brings A Legend To The Modern Audience



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