Halloween (2007)

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  • Summary: From acclaimed musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie comes an entirely new take on the highly successful and terrifying Halloween legacy, which began in 1978. While revealing a new chapter in the established Michael Myers saga, the film will surprise both classic and modern horror fans with aFrom acclaimed musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie comes an entirely new take on the highly successful and terrifying Halloween legacy, which began in 1978. While revealing a new chapter in the established Michael Myers saga, the film will surprise both classic and modern horror fans with a departure from prior films in the Halloween franchise. Audiences should brace themselves for unprecedented fear as Zombie turns back time to uncover the making of a pathologically disturbed, even cursed child named Michael Myers. [MGM] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. 88
    Zombie delivers a scary horror movie immediately recognizable as his own -- something that will come as a welcome relief to fans who've diligently sat through seven "Halloween" sequels in hopes of one day reliving the original's terrifying magic.
  2. Reviewed by: Paul Semel
    75
    Halloween is a real, classic-style horror movie, not an exercise in gross special effects. Oh, and for those who’ve missed Carpenter’s classic, this will scare the candy corn out of you, but the original is still champion.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    60
    As it stands, he made a noble attempt, and it could've been a Hell of a lot worse, but it's not as great a film as its potential hints at.
  4. The new Halloween has sympathy for the Devil, but not enough.
  5. 40
    Zombie continues to have a true, unflinching artist's eye for the sublimely horrific (a woodsy murder sequence is pregnant with disturbing, painterly compositions), that eye is wasted here on an unnecessarily moribund history of sociopathy as it relates to Halloween in Haddonfield, Illinois.
  6. Like kudzu vine, killer bees and herpes, we may never be rid of it.
  7. A film that contains dialogue so nasty and stupid, you'd swear (right along with the characters) that the booker for "Jerry Springer" wrote it (Zombie did).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 156
  2. Negative: 49 out of 156
  1. Dec 19, 2015
    10
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................scary as **** Expand
  2. fliph
    Aug 30, 2007
    10
    Much better than I expected. Great visuals and acting
  3. ArturoP.
    Sep 1, 2007
    9
    Its an amazing film about the classic horror icon. Its a biopic of a psychopath, of a human being gone very wrong. The portrayal of violence Its an amazing film about the classic horror icon. Its a biopic of a psychopath, of a human being gone very wrong. The portrayal of violence by one person is simply shocking. Expand
  4. FbFb
    Feb 13, 2009
    6
    Well i thought this was just okay but zombie's best his other movies are just awful house of a 1000 corpses to name one. Anyway the Well i thought this was just okay but zombie's best his other movies are just awful house of a 1000 corpses to name one. Anyway the acting was ok but some scenes seem unnessary and violent with a little to much nudity some scenes seemed forced and it lacked suspense just alot of gore. The music was good though. So the movie not terrible but nothing to write home about either. Expand
  5. Oct 17, 2013
    4
    THIS IS WHAT ROB ZOMBIE MADE OF MY FAVOURITE HORROR FILM? Well, this is. This is it. My review of watching a crappy version of Halloween.THIS IS WHAT ROB ZOMBIE MADE OF MY FAVOURITE HORROR FILM? Well, this is. This is it. My review of watching a crappy version of Halloween. Director Rob Zombie returns with his reimagining of John Carpenter's classic- Halloween. You must be thinking- is this the same cheap excellent horror? Nope. Not at all. Halloween has 90% more sex than the original and 100% more gore than the original. Sex and horror work. Well, at least for some movies. Halloween isn't that crappy, ya know. Rob Zombie has great imagination here and does what the trailer promises. It's demons, sex and gore. What we want. The problem with this one is that boobs are not something that makes a slasher movie. This film has so much sexual and bloody issues that Carpenter's cult was wwwaaaaaaaaayyyyy better. Zombie gathers an okay cast but makes a cheesy sex, rock and roll version of Carpenter's classic. Expand
  6. KayS.
    Sep 4, 2007
    3
    Very disappointing. There was NO suspense....no "hold your breath" moments waiting and wondering what will happen next. This movie was NOT Very disappointing. There was NO suspense....no "hold your breath" moments waiting and wondering what will happen next. This movie was NOT scary....it was merely GORY. There was an economy of talent, performing a plodding story that simply laid everything out on the table, leaving nothing to the imagination. The back story idea could have been a real gem, and could have begun a sense of mystery and suspense. Instead, it played like an over-the-top Saturday Night Live made-for-TV segment. Throughout the movie, cute was too cutesy, and vile was shouted instead of whispered. This could have been a great horror movie. It SHOULD have been a great horror movie. Instead, it was a poorly written, poorly acted, poorly directed, suspense-less and horror-less flop. I give it a "3" rating based solely on the idea behind the back story and the unrealized potential for a modern horror classic that lurks beneath the surface. Expand
  7. RavenX301
    Aug 30, 2007
    0
    What is with these movies. over and over again. its soo sooooo soooooooo boring to see this charater. John C oringal was a masterpiece of new What is with these movies. over and over again. its soo sooooo soooooooo boring to see this charater. John C oringal was a masterpiece of new age horror, but these squeals only destroy and tranish its brith. Rob Zombie is a completly incombatent flim maker and musican. I still can tell the difference between any of his songs *(or atleast the so called 'hits'" this is terrible. The one thing this film does in spades, and the others like it, is show us everything that is wrong with our culture and entertainment taday. More of the same is NOT a good thing at all. So, shame on all of the money making producers (that some how makle money from this crap) and shame on Rob Zombie for taking nothing but our time and money, while still making his wallet much heavier. Expand

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