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||Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane,
Daeg Faerch, Sheri Moon Zombie, Scout Taylor-Compton, Hanna
||Only if you might
want them to kill you with a butcher knife in the middle of
laugh a lot at how stupid the teens are, or will get
frightened and hold you.
||Lots of teens with
hormones getting it on, with the girls showing their
||If you're older
you'll chuckle at times, unless you're my sister who will
||The school kids
taunting Michael with a photo of his stripper mom.
||Nothing stood out.
||Malek Akkad, Andy
If only Michael Myersí sister wasnít such a horn-dog and
would have taken her little brother trick-or-treating then
maybe lots of lives might have been saved. Nope, she had to
get it on with her boyfriend Ė her mistake, but we see her
boobs. The movie is
"Halloween," itís a remake/revisiting of the original, and I
donít give a damn what anyone else says, Rob Zombie made a
movie pretty true to the horror genre developed by the likes
of "Friday the 13th," "Halloween" (the original),
and "Nightmare on Elm Street."
A Movie Review
First off let me admit that I donít remember the original
"Halloween" in great detail, mostly because I probably
havenít seen it in like 20 years. I was 11 when it
originally was released, and having good parents, there was
no way they were going to let me go and see it, but the
basic story is the same: Michael Myers, one night as a
younginí (Daeg Faerch), goes totally nuts and kills his
step-dad, his sister Judith (Hanna Hall), along with the
sisterís boyfriend. Michael gets sent to the loony bin under
the care of Dr. Loomis (Malcolm McDowell), but the good
doctor canít break into the psyche of Michael, realizes
there is nothing but evil in him, and deserts Michael to
write a book.
Of course itís many years later, Michael breaks out of
the loony bin and heads back to his hometown to do some more
killing on Halloween, looking to find his baby sister, Boo,
who is now Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton), and
unfortunately for Laurie, she was never told of her familyís
past (she was adopted by the Strode family). When she might
actually have had a chance to not go through anymore hell,
sadly she doesnít recognize her brother.
Lots of "purists" are questioning a "Halloween" remake,
but I have to say that it was refreshing just to see a
horror movie again where simplicity is the key in the
killings, at the hand of a giant knife or a baseball bat,
lots of kids in high school are having sex, the girls get
topless, they are all pretty stupid, and the girls can
scream with the best of them. And, oh yea, no one ever truly
finishes off the crazy killer when they have the chance. For
a new generation of kids who havenít seen the classics us
older folks remember, maybe itís time to re-visit them, and
I thought Rob Zombie did a great job.
The other thing Rob Zombie did, but I thought he actually
fell a little short, was he delved into why Michael Myers
turned into the psychopath he became. Mom (Rob Zombieís hot
wife, Sheri Moon Zombie) is a stripper, the step-dad is an
abusive alcoholic who ogles Judith, Judith is pretty much a
slut, and Michael constantly gets picked on in school, with
momís profession not helping any. As Dr. Loomis puts it,
Michael is in the perfect storm of outside influences to
create a monster.
The movie has plenty of screaming, lots of girls getting
topless, some suspense, stupid people, and lots of quality
kills - What else do you want in a classic horror flick?
Personally, though, I think Zombie missed the boat by not
doing more of a prequel, profiling Michael growing up as a
toddler up to the point he decided to gut his sister, ending
the film there. Sure it might have been harder to insert
stupid teenagers having sex and getting naked, but a
creepier movie might have been seeing the abuse Michael
takes from birth (there was a slight, incestuous undertone
as Michael stroked his finger up his sister's leg before he
kills her), how his passion for killing animals
develops (maybe Zombie didn't want to piss off PETA), how
Michael seemed to develop the dual personalities
(hinted at during the scenes in the sanitarium where he
doesnít remember killing his sister), end ending with the climactic
massacre at the Myersí household. Thatís just me.
A great film in the horror genre of the late 1970ís and
early 1980ís, so Iím going to give Rob Zombieís take on
"Halloween" 4 stars out of 5.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!