DVD - 2007
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Publisher: Santa Monica, Ca. : Weinstein Co., c2007.
ISBN: 9781594448454
Characteristics: 1 videodisc [110 min.] : sd. col.


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Apr 14, 2019

Written by Rob Zombie? More like plagiarized scene for scene from John Carpenter’s original 1978 shocker about little Michael Myers who gets committed to an insane asylum after murdering his family only to escape fifteen years later so he can continue where he left off. Zombie does spend a little extra time exploring ten-year old Michael’s horrible formative years (mom’s a stripper, sister’s a slut, dad’s a violent buffoon) as well as his early days in hospital where he developed his signature fetish for masks and knives, but once the killings start in earnest it’s pure 80’s slasher cinema with blood and boobs and screaming teenagers screwing on the couch (as per an unwritten genre rule, only "bad girls" get gutted). Malcolm McDowell plays Michael’s compassionate psychiatrist with a great deal of geriatric gusto while Scout Taylor-Compton gives a passable Jamie Lee Curtis imitation as the histrionic object of Myer’s murderous affections, but it is the team of Daeg Faerch playing young Myers and Tyler Mane as the adult which save the film from total obscurity. Faerch, only twelve at the time, brings a tween sullenness to his role with a pair of intense eyes staring from beneath a fall of stringy blonde locks while Saskatchewan native Mane, at 6’ 8” and with a wrestler’s build to match, makes for one sexy psychopath. Nice soundtrack too with the likes of Iggy Pop, Kiss, and Blue Oyster Cult giving the film a sense of being suspended in time. Still no match for the original however.

Jun 20, 2018

Rob Zombie's remake of the classic horror Halloween is just okay. It amps up the violence and gore and sexuality, which is obviously expected from Rob Zombie, but it comes off as a childish retelling of the original story. Zombie also tries to set up michael's character so you feel some sympathy for him but he still just comes off as a psychopathic mass murderer. This movie is worth watching if you are a die hard fan of the halloween series, but unfortunately you will be disappointed by it. It's not all bad it's still definitely watchable, but not that enjoyable. 2/5 @ecozones of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 13, 2015

I liked the Orginal HALLLOWEEN better. I mean
don't get me wrong, I liked the movie. I guess i'm an oldies guy
despite I'm only 25 years old!



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