Saturday, July 27, 2013

Halloween (2007)

Director: Rob Zombie

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Daniell Harris, Kristina Klebe, Skyler Gisondo, Danny Trejo, Hanna Hall, Tom Towles, Bill Mosley, Clint Howard, Richard Lynch, Brad Dourif, Udo Kier, Dee Wallace

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Evil Has A Destiny

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

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again? Sure.

I'd heard so much crap about how bad this was that by the time I got around to watching it my expectations were in the basement.  I like it.  I prefer the Carpenter original but this is one of the best horror remakes in recent years.  I liked how the picture is divided into two halves, the first about Michael killing his family and spending years in the hospital being studied by Dr. Loomis.  By the way, Sheri Moon Zombie plays white trash really well.  I love that Michael was wearing that mask during the killings as a child.  Nice touch.  The film was cast well, too.  Everyone did a fine job.  There's a little bit of boob and a good deal of gore.  I'm satisfied.

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