Halloween 2007 R CC

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From acclaimed musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie (The Devil's Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses) comes an entirely new take on the highly successful and terrifying Halloween legacy that began in 1978.

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Halloween

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Genres Horror
Director Rob Zombie
Supporting actors Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Richard Lynch, Udo Kier, Clint Howard, Danny Trejo, Lew Temple, Tom Towles, Bill Moseley, Leslie Easterbrook, Steve Boyles, Scout Taylor-Compton, Danielle Harris, Skyler Gisondo, Jenny Gregg Stewart, Hanna Hall
Studio The Weinstein Company
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Customer Reviews

Not really...but, Zombie would like to fool people into thinking it does.
L. Velasco
Rob Zombie has done a very good job in remaking one of horror's most classic films.
Jeffrey T. Munson
His films lack story interest and anything close to a sympathetic character.
J. Lody

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113 of 137 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Stephen Brown on December 11, 2007
Format: DVD
The original Halloween is a classic and will in my book always receive a five star rating. Recently there has been a great deal of remakes that were flops and catered to the teeny bopper crowd such as, The Fog, The Omen, Dark Water, etc. However there has been only two remakes that I thought were diserving of our attenion, one being the remake of The Hills Have Eyes, and Halloween.

What I liked about the remake was it gave us something fresh to work with. In the original Halloween we never really knew why Michael was bad, in this remake, the first thirty minutes or so expore the childhood of Michael Myers. People say that the dialog concerning Michael's family was wrong. Trust me, I have seen broken homes and Mr. Zombie gives us exactly what you would expect from a trashy family.

Besides satisfying my curiosity of Michael's childhood, I found this to be similar in many cases to the original, but at the same time the material was quite fresh with new chills and scares. Zombie took a masterpiece and reminded us why it is called a masterpiece. He accomplished a great job capturing a 70's look and theme, and did a great musical score as well. This is possibly the best horror remake that I've ever seen.
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50 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Cubist on December 17, 2007
Format: DVD
Remaking a classic horror film is almost never a good idea. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dawn of the Dead (Widescreen Unrated Director's Cut) and The Hitcher (Widescreen Edition) are examples of recent remakes that are inferior shadows of their original selves. And so it came with great disappointment when it was announced that John Carpenter's Halloween (Divimax 25th Anniversary Edition) was going to be remade and Rob Zombie would direct. Known mostly for his music with White Zombie and a successful solo career, he's branched out into making films, including The Devil's Rejects (Unrated Widescreen Edition), a down `n' dirty homage to outlaw cinema of the 1970s. Why would a self-professed horror film buff like Zombie even try to remake a revered classic like Halloween? Hubris? Fanboy wish fulfillment? Or, did he figure that this film was going to be made one way or another and rather than let some hack do a crappy job; he could at least bring his stylistic touches and point-of-view to the table.

Zombie's remake works because he takes the Halloween mythos and expands it in all kinds of fascinating ways.
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Ridley Scott's American Gangster about real life bad guy and drug lord, Frank Lucas, in American Gangster receives two Oscar noms. Forrest Whitaker won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin. Who says you can't do a biopic film of a fictional character? Rob Zombie does just that in this biography, not remake, of horror icon Michael Myers. I would also guess that more Americans have probably heard of the fictional, Michael Myers, than Amin, or Lucas.

Zombie's Halloween goes into detail of Michael as a child, while there is still something of a child left, and the hell on earth that exists in many households. Michael Myers will become the manifestation of evil in society. Halloween was reminiscent of David Cronenberg's The Brood and how the mother's anger physically manifested itself as she spawned deformed children to seek out what angered her. Unlike the mother in The Brood Michael doesn't lash out at society but becomes the evil in society and eventually will no longer be human. True evil cannot be stopped with a gun or a knife and neither can Michael Myers.

My point is Zombie's film can be looked at as poetic and a message for non violence (you think I'm crazy). Michael Myers is a metaphor for the evil in our society, specifically the evil that hides in the suburbs behind closed doors. Myers uses a mask to hide this evil as suburbs could mask this with white picket fence as a happy front. If you can't use violence to stop this evil as we do in our society then you have to go to the roots, the family and family values. Similarly the book
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By E. DeTrask on November 14, 2007
Format: DVD
Wow! After reading the previous reviews, you would have thought this film is to blame for the rise of Nazi Germany. So much hate for a fictional story. I would like to express my opinion of the movie. First, I was eight when the original came out and was probably ten or eleven when I saw it for the first time. I was horrified, but it has become one of my favorite horror films. It is a classic, and probably will always be the best one. Over the years as greedy producers tried to squeeze every penny out of this franchise, the quality of the movies has dropped. No version will ever cause the tension and fear of the original. But with all the sequels, some large holes in the story were created. This movie at least gets the whole Laurie Strode story in order instead of the original, making us wonder why he singled her out. This gives him a purpose to come back. I loved the fact that so much time was used showing Michael develop. The whole "born-evil" is fine, but give him a reason to snap. I like the fact you can see him grow into this monster, and feel that maybe, if he had a "normal" family, they could have stopped him. It makes him more of a tragic character, instead of a one dimentional horror mold. You get to see him evolve into what he becomes, from killing small rats, to his family. I love the way you see him evolve at the institution. Becoming silent, and then the fixation with the masks. It helps define him. Then he escapes and the rest of the movie follows the original without all the dragging. (It does drag in some places.) And Dr Loomis is more of a real character. Selfish and looking out for himself. (You also don't have the over-the-top acting. "Death has come to your town Sheriff".Read more ›
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