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Horror auteur Rob Zombie has attempted to remake a VERY classic and beloved horror film. That fact alone is frightful to some and exciting to others. It's time to weigh in horror fans...



Halloween was released August 31st, 2007 and stars Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Danielle Harris, Kristina Klebe. The film is directed by Rob Zombie.

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  1. aerosoldier

    i think it was awesome and was probably one of the best ones made

    7 years agoby @aerosoldierFlag


    I know its been a while since the last comment..but i gotta say...everyone saying bad stuff about the movie aren't true halloween fans....Zombie added everything that was missing to the original..the original was good, but zombie's was better...the reason that "LITTLE MICHAEL" was innocent at one moment and then crazy another was his condition...he was a psycho...he didn't know what he was doing half the time...find out what a psycho is before you clown this the orignal michael was portrayed as a psycho...they just didn't go deep into his story...there's more to michael than just him puttin on a mask..i always thought that watching all the films..and i am a film of all of them except ressurection and h20...

    7 years agoby @truvision82Flag

  3. SAGR8-ONE


    8 years agoby @moviespace1Flag

  4. CelluloidDreams

    Halloween is, objectively speaking and without thinking about the original, a crummy film. As a remake of the Carpenter movie it's a heinous abortion.

    8 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. CelluloidDreams

    John Carpenter can rest easy; any self-respecting horror fan will forget this film even exists by the time the real Halloween rolls around this year.

    Halloween is about graphic brutality and absolutely nothing more.

    RAZZIE FOR WORST ACTRESS: Scout-Taylor Compton. Scout-Taylor Compton should have her SAG card taken away, & NEVER BE allowed to make another movie! EVER! SAME for Danielle Harris, WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS! EVEN IF YOU CAN CALL "THAT" ACTING!?!?!

    8 years agoby @2movieguysFlag


    It was horrible. I was very amped for this one and it was terrible. Watching a dof puke is more enjoyable. At least that is able to scare and churn my stomach a little bit. It was very watered down. And the little Michael Meyers was just weird. then he acts like he wont hurt people he likes in the storie line then kills that janitor who took care of him. Come on. This movie was gay!

    8 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    I agree that this movie is extremely bad. Halloween and The Exercise are the only ones that I became a fan of. This Halloween does look like the Devils Rejects or 1000 Corps. It has nothing scary to it, just allot of blood and guts. With all the hype, I am extremely disappointed with Zombie and how this movie came out. Good thing I saw an illegal copy instead of going to theaters and wasting my money.

    8 years agoby @kintaro88Flag

  8. CelluloidDreams

    Hopefully "Hatchet" will better?!?! Thank-God it's not another Re-Make!

    8 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  9. FilmBuff

    Bad Acting, Plotholes, and non scary violence = Halloween 2007
    I think the whole origin story takes away from the "Boogeyman" mystique that Carpenter created with the original.
    This remake is simply not scary - It tries to be another Devils Rejects clone with a cast untalented younger actors.
    I mean he barely even used the original theme which is one of the best things about Carpenters original.

    8 years agoby @filmbuffFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    ....also wasn't sad to see Horror icon Dee Wallace as Laurie's adopted mother waste her talents! Guess she needed to pay rent?? Brad Dourif also wasted his talent, or what talent he thought he had!
    Despite being locked in an asylum and having a brain that's mostly mush, he doesn't miss a step after breaking out -- he knows exactly where to find Laurie, who is living under her adoptive name. HOW???

    I now feel more than confident calling this flick a true-blue remake and not any sort of "reboot" or "reimagining.

    Rob Zombie's Halloween is such a mess, such a massive disappointment, such a... clusterf*ck, that I am almost convinced I didn't even see the whole movie.

    There's also a disturbingly high number of continuity errors:


    Cops show up at a house different than the one they were asked to come to, and their car is shown in front of the house before they even arrive!

    8 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. CelluloidDreams

    Power to the people who punish bad cinema!

    8 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  12. CelluloidDreams

    ..1 final note: DEBRA HILL must be rolling in her grave right now (No Pun there, sorry)!.
    This so-called reinvention doesn't cut it by a long shot. It is a foul-mouthed, soulless, low-rent slasher flick that mistakes graphic violence for genuine thrills and sex scenes for character development. "We" both used to be fans of "John Carpenter", but now John, your nothing but a sold-out Hollywood hack!! 1st "The Fog" was Re-Made into crap ("The Fog": John Carpenter gets shafted two years before the Halloween remake with this wishy-washy rendition of his 1980 thriller), 100% laughable crap that is. Now I hear a re-make of "Escape from New York" is in the pipe-line!! WHY..?? WHY?? OH, GOD WHY!?!?!
    "Halloween" should have never been touched, the orginial should have been cleaned-up etc & Re-released into theaters! Hollywood and these so called "Directors" Re-making great, cult films into mindless crap for a new generation hooked on CGI, more blood etc and less story and characters!!! Poor Jamie Lee, I wonder how she feels about "ROB ZOMBIE'S
    HALLOWEEN"?? It would be interesting if she spoke up and stated the truth, after all she is the "Scream Queen"! Scout-Taylor Compton is more like the
    "Yelp Queen", or "The Bad-Acting Queen"! Scout-Taylor Compton and Mr. Zombie (and anyone else who was involved in the Halloween Re-Make)should have there SAG cards taken away & forced to go to film & acting school!! "Halloween" is Proof that maybe even moviegoers should sue! Who knows? Maybe if we ignore these pointless remakes enough, pretty soon they'll all go away. "ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN" is a textbook example of how not to make a horror film!


    Black Christmas (2006)
    The Wicker Man (2006) -
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
    The Amityville Horror (2005)
    The Fog (2005)
    & now ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN (2007) can be added to the list of crap that needs to be burned!

    8 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  13. CelluloidDreams

    Aside from dialogue, the script cites Michael Myers by name only twice. In the opening scene, he is called a POV until he is revealed at age 6. From the rest of the script on out he is referred to as a "shape" until Laurie rips his mask off in the final scene (which he never reapplies in the script). "The Shape", as credited in the film, refers to when his face is masked or obscured.

    8 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  14. CelluloidDreams

    Power to the people who punish bad cinema!

    8 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  15. CelluloidDreams

    ..ALSO THE ORGINIAL Halloween (originally titled "The Babysitter Murders")(1978) Halloween was shot in 21 days in the spring of 1978. Was made on a budget of $300000, it became the highest-grossing independent movie ever made at that time. Also First released in 1978, was produced on a budget of only $325,000 and grossed $56 million at the box office in the United States, becoming one of the most profitable independent films ever!

    8 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  16. CelluloidDreams

    ..HATED IT...It lacked originality. I didn't need a back story of Michael Myers. His back-story has been kicked around by fans since before the dawn of the interenet or WWW. John Carpenter is the King of film horror, I can't beleive that he would allow his classic to be missed with. In the "Original" Hallowen the Myeres were middle-class, not some Jerry Springer rip off. & it was never mentioned if MM had a sister etc untill "Halloween 2". He was just "The Shape". The killer who escaped on Halloween night, the same night he killed his own sister some 20 years eaierler. Who on that day saw a young girl who reminded him of his sister whom he had killed so many years ago, and it triggers something in him to go and kill this unknown girl for that purpose alone, & no matter who may be in his way. This "So-Called" New Vision was nothing but a rip-off on the orginial with no "real" horror scares. I was bored by the end. No edge of the seat terror. More blood and guts. No shadows, less light, & more use of the audience imagination! A real waste of $15.00 for 2 People! It missed the mark with horror originality, intenseness & Characterization. I was laughing by the end. When Lori was runnning from MM toward the of the film, it looked more like a something from "The Mummy" films of the 30's! Razzie Nominee mention here: for "Worst Actress" Scout-Taylor Compton! Razzie Nominee "Worst Supporting-Actress"
    Danielle Harris!
    So far on my list of "Wosrt films of 2007", right next to "Underdog", "Hostel Part II" & " Perfect Stranger (2007)"

    8 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  17. CelluloidDreams

    ..I love this quote and have to agree:

    "Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween is so bad it aspires to the height of utter pointlessness that was Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho." Review by Mark Dujsik (Mark Reviews Movies)


    "What an insult to John Carpenter's classic. This Halloween movie will have you screaming, but not from the screenplay, but rather at it. . Should you have any craving to see this film, don't. Rent the original on DVD and enjoy what the original Michael Myers and John Carpenter had to offer. 1 out of 4 stars." - Review By: Jolene Mendez (Entertainment Spectrum).

    I wasted $15.00 expected to have the crap scared of me. Yeah. My partner and I were laughing so hard by the ending. Love the Over-the-top acting, and the mummy like running. "ohh he is only 5 feet from me .."WALKING"!". Just too funny. & who is Scout Taylor-Compton anyways?? She had no color, no on-screen presence! Jamie Lee had least could act, & you cared about her character.
    Give her the "Razzie" for "Worst Actress". She is right behing Halley Berry for "Perfect Stranger" for a razie!

    8 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  18. CelluloidDreams

    ......HATED IT...It lacked originality. I didn't need a back story of Michael Myers. His back-story has been kicked around by fans since before the dawn of the interenet or WWW.

    & if this was a New "Vison" or some other lame excuse way you want to say "Re-Make", why wasn't there any mention of 'THORN".? The sixth installment also reveals that Michael at some point in his childhood was chosen by a cult to bear the Curse of Thorn. The cult believes that a child from one family must be chosen to bear the curse and sacrifice their entire family in order to save the rest of the community from death. The curse apparently makes the user immortal or grants the ability to self-resurrect once dead, and gives other super-natural abilities like superhuman strength. The curse is what the cult believes causes Michael to stalk and kill family members. It is not known exactly how many family members Michael has killed outside his immediate family. He has at least two biological family members still living: John, Laurie Myers Strode's 17 year old son in Halloween H20 and Jamie Lloyd Carruthers's infant son from The Curse of Michael Myers...????

    Hollywood stop trying to Re-Make, Up-Date or Place-A-New-Spin on old material..just invest into Re-Mastering the "Original" print, and Re-Release the "Original" into theaters.

    WORST RE-MAKE NEXT TO "HALLOWEEn"..See "Black Christmas".


    WORST ACTRESS: Scout Taylor-Compton
    WORST DIRECTOR: Rob Zombie
    Runner Up-Worst Director: Glen Morgan (Black Christmas), I'm still mad this was ever Re-Made!

    Power to the people who punish bad cinema

    8 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  19. kagosage

    The idea to delve more into little Michaels past was an interesting idea, but the overall concept did not work. It changed Michael's upbringing as a normal typical middle class family to a white trash abusive family. It made you feel sorry for Michael and showed that he had emotion for them. Including his little sister. I give credit for the original idea, but unfortunately it just didn't work. And in fact when we are brought up to date the scenes were brought in too fast and we didn't have time to get to know the characters once again and even care what happened.

    The two main differences I could see were that #1 this one was narrated from Michael's POV as compared to Laurie Strobes. This had to be done because you can't switch narrators mid story - thus a lot of the suspense was lost. #2 - Expanding on the suspense being lost. We saw Michael way too much. In Carpenters version he was a lot more mysterious and showed up just often enough to scare us and leave us wanting more and wondering where he would show up next! Also Michael was scary but they made him huge! This is not necessarily a bad thing, but he just beat and smashed his victims up like any normal person and even moved fast for his victims. Although that was scary - Carpenters version of his empty - emotionless thirst for blood and his creepy same pace walk (even in the face of danger)- very calm version of Michael still sends chills down my spine to this day. Also Carpenters version was more invincible... This was more like a physco man - but nothing subhuman in his strength. I give Zombie credit for his vision - but it just can't compete with Carpenters version. Carpenter ingeniously left a lot more to our imagination than this did.

    8 years agoby @kagosageFlag

  20. Artist13

    This will be my final post on this subject, so I figure I should make the last of my points. Based on my observations of posts both on Movieweb and RZ' Halloween Myspace, some of us did not see the same movie. The people on myspace are all posting how great this movie is. One even went as far as saying RZ's version was better then the original and that RZ's version should be the new original and John Carpenter's version should never be played again. Give me a **** break and stop filling up RZ's ego. Over the past 10 years, Hollywood continues to take classic versions of horror movies and turn them into cash cows because of hype. It's been reported that they are considering remaking Friday the 13th, JC's "The Thing", Nightmare on Elm Street, Prom Night among others. I think with recent flops as "The Fog" and the Texas Chainsaw remake, we can see that Hollywood doesn't care about what the fans want but the almighty dollar. RZ's version undoubtly is going to be liked by more of the early 20 somethings, because it focuses on gore, violence and sexual content. The original had one nudity scene, little to no blood and yet it worked, even though it too had flaws. I don't expect someone to watch the original and be scared, not when today's movies are more violent then ever and RZ proved that. I watched the original yesterday and I still love the mastery of JC and how "The Shape" was portrayed, whereas when I watched RZ' version I still can't figure out why he felt the need to make Michael be the victim and his sister was his redemption from his pain and suffering. Regardless of my thoughts, you will be the judge on how remakes get received. I am one person who did not like the remake or in most cases any remake, but as long was people keeping giving their money they will keep making the movies and we will keep posting our thoughts in both agreement and disagreement. Happy Halloween to ALL - Artist13

    8 years agoby @artist13Flag


    Time to chime in as well: Zombie claims to be a FAN of the film as you or I are. The concept sounded interesting and I thought only Zombie took take this project and make it true if not more fearful with his skills. Let's not forget how we felt watching "1000 Corpses" or "Devil's Rejects" the teaser pics of Loomis and Meyers stirred my juices... even Danielle Harris as Annie linked the series oh so nicely. I wanted Zombie to "show me" without judgement, let's see what a fam did with this project. The most disappointing aspect is that we are forced to watch a young Michael glare his most evil of faces towards the camera... gone is the "who me?" Michael... look at young MM's face in the original. Michael comes from what we can see is a middle class home with good folks. I think that angle is more effective, all the chips stack up against what you think would make him go nuts. He is, plain and simple, evil! No matter the upbringing! I agree with others with the UNNECCESSARY presentation of characters that were introduced for the sole reason to add onto the body count. Something went missing when this MM doesn't drive himself to Haddonfield and the film loses itself. Linda's intro and death...WTF. Mindless. Annie surviving and Paul dying...huh?!? We let her survive but we kill the janitor and the Strodes... double huh ?!? The film needed to end and Zombie seemed to have rushed it though. The direction was lost, sorry to say. Sorry I spent the money I did and sorry my hopes were dashed with what looked like a great film on the outside, but was filled with hot air on the inside.

    8 years agoby @jerbox5150Flag

  22. Harout Harmanian

    I like the idea!

    8 years agoby @micetro9345Flag

  23. Matriculat

    I'm done, I'm gonna go watch Halloween...

    8 years agoby @matriculatFlag

  24. firene

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    1 Halloween, not to me


    Ok so I have been a lurker. Until now I had to say something about Halloween. Goodness NO!!! I could of not been more let down. This movie was not bad per say but it was more like Michael Myers: Behind the Mask!!! I mean there was just too much room for humor and that killed it!!! I was under the impression it was set in the 70's but then a cell phone gets busted out during one of the sex scenes!!! I mean come on we are talking Michael Myers probably the best of all the serial killers!! I mean he has a method to his madness!!!! What took Michael Myers a whole night of killing and slashing in the first movie, barely took half of the time int this "remake". I am not a huge fan of horror but Halloween has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid and it still makes me nervous to this day, I get spooked when I watch it!!! Not bashing Zombie here but, I can say he should stick to his style of fancy horror for this generation. I will try and clear my head of this movie before I watch the original again, some movies do NOT and I repeat do NOT to be remade!!! ..Nice try R Zombie but hands off Michael Myers...I am scared you will get us with a 2nd go round for Halloween 2!!!!

    8 years agoby @fireneFlag

  25. Artist13

    As I continue to think about the movie, I want to know why he used all these actors from his prior movies and for what purpose. Their scenes where minimal and could have been filled by little known actors. Did he think this would help the movie? While Sherri Moon Zombie was okay in the movie, I really think he trys to keep the money in the family and could have brought in a better actress. Did he need to put the Strode mother and father in the movie and kill them off, maybe he could have taken that time and built more of the storyline. The Dr. Loomis character was bland at best and could have been better casted. As I have said in a recent post, RZ did not go out to scare us, instead he tried to shock us. I think if you look at the scene where little Mike kills the bully, it was shock. Can anyone remember a scene in the movie where you where scared or where you didn't see it coming. RZ tried to make a horror movie for this generation, but in my opinion did not work. Look at House of 1000 corpses, he tried to make a horror movie and it had it's moments of horror. In Devil's Rejects, his characters went from a horror concept to a shock concept (no mention of Dr. Satan). I think from a shock director his ideas work, but only when it's an original idea. He tried to take a classic and make it his own, but he lost sight of what made the original a classic. I really believe a 1 1/2 prequel would have worked, even if the mask was not seen. If this is the end of the series as we know it, then this was a bad way to end it.

    8 years agoby @artist13Flag

  26. happygabby

    Return to your trailer Rob!
    Zombie gets the chance to let loose his "creative" (white trash) vision of Michael Myers hazy history, which comes out decent for the first 30 minutes or so but then comes the other 1.5 hours of sitting there and willing for the movie to end so you can say you saw it and hated it. Note to Zombie: Just because you have money does not mean you are a director, don't whor* out your wife and friends pretending they can act, and try using more words in the English langauge in the script instead curse word after curse word. This was one big B*tch slap in Carpentar's, Curtis's, and everybody else's face who worked on the "Orginial" Halloween. This movie needs to be retitled "Halloween Gone Blair Witch Bad".

    8 years agoby @happygabbyFlag

  27. Brian

    New vs. Old = Touchy Subject ;)

    8 years agoby @brianFlag

  28. Matriculat

    Preach on mystic1980, Preach on.

    8 years agoby @matriculatFlag

  29. Matriculat

    Well said artist13. You either love it or you hate it. I think that maybe why he didn't build on those characters is because it's about Michael this time. Not the kids. The best thing about the original is Michael is just flat out a creepy frickin' guy. He's everywhere. I find him frightening in the remake because he is just a violent brutal son-of-a-b@#$&! He killed everyone he got his hands on. Not just stabbing them but physically overpowering them. He was unstoppable. Yea, I agree with the rounds from a .357 should have ended anyones killing spree. But then again, it is a movie. When I watch Freddy vs. Jason,(yes I watch Freddy vs. Jason) I think that it is one of the best Jasons ever because he is so violent and brutal. That is what I picture a mass murderer to be. That is why I like the remake so much. Michael is just raw power and hatred. Yea we can argue which one is better all day. You know what, when it comes out on DVD, thats just one more time I get to watch Michael slice and dice and hack and slash during my Halloween movie marathon. Michael Meyers is the king of slashers and no matter how many movies they make I will watch them.

    8 years agoby @matriculatFlag

  30. Mystic1980

    Ok guys, I have been reading all your posts about The New Vers Old, Meny of you love the old like i do it is a horror classic, but i also agree with the lot of you who loved the new version, JC when he wrote the book on the Halloween Killings he wanted a big Psycho who was all about the blood and body count and had a thing for teenage babysitters, those who loved the old know there are places where JC did not explain Michael's life before he was 20, the second still nothing about his life just more blood and more bodies. the 3rd nothing to do with Mike at all so when you are talking about the movies do not bring 2 and 3 and 4 and so on into it for they have no bareing on the new one. I stated eariler in my post that the movie was ok. People this was not a remake the New Halloween was showing what JC did not the life of Mike before 20, the start of a Psycho. as to those who ask how did he go from a puggy little Psycho to the muscle bound Freak that was in the Mental Ward, im sorry but if you go to jail skinny and helpless you come out pumped and huge, Mike had 15 years in a cell 15 years of push up's and crunches and benching your bed would make anyone Muscle bound. and as to how he knew where to go after he left, he may have been a crazy Psycho but his memory of his hometown was still in there, I have moved so much in my life but i remember where i was born and raised and what my old street addy was and i was 6. Rob did a great job on this movie this was not ment to be a retelling of the old stroy this was a telling of Mikes story from his side not anyone elses. yes it was chopped between the old and new to the second Halloween, but then again you cant make a movie called Halloween without some of the old and rob did that. The ending was less then what i was expecting but then again most Horror movies are. I did not hate it but then again i did not love it, it was a great try at bring the face of horror into 2007, because i don't know about you guys but out of all the Psychos in movies when i was growing up Freddy, Jason, Leather Face. Michael was the only one that could happen and be true and thats what scares us not blood or gore just knowing your next door neighbor could be killing off the local Babysitters now thats what horror is all about. Rob you did a great job and i hope to see more of Michael in another Hallowen movie.

    8 years agoby @mystic1980Flag

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