Rent Halloween (2007)

3.2 of 5 from 111 ratings
1h 56min
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Synopsis:
Rob Zombie reinvents the ultimate slasher classic, unleashing Michael Myers for a bloody rollercoaster of a rampage like fans have never seen. Including a retelling of the original story that unfolds at a breakneck pace, as well as a chilling new introduction that finally reveals the secrets behind Myer's disturbing childhood, Halloween breathes new life into one of film history's most terrifying tales.
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Directors:
Voiced By:
Andreana Weiner, David Michie, Paige Pollack, Jeremy Maxwell, Barbara Harris, David Randolph, Noreen Reardon, John DeMita, Nancy Truman, Daamen J. Krall
Writers:
Rob Zombie, John Carpenter
Studio:
Paramount
Genres:
Horror
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/04/2008
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Feature Commentary By Writer / Director Rob Zombie
  • Alternate Ending With Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes With Commentary
  • The Many Masks Of Michael Myers
  • Re-Imagining Halloween
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
118 minutes

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Reviews (3) of Halloween

Pointless Remake - Halloween review by MA

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13/03/2013

The original version of Halloween was so good, any remake is pointless, I feel it's a shame when such talent is directed at a remake, that talent could have been directed at a new movie, but as it stands it's wasted, great artists don't repaint existing paintings..

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Raw ... - Halloween review by NP

Spoiler Alert
01/10/2014

It's not always easy to take someone who chooses to call themselves Rob Zombie seriously. And it was with uncertainty I viewed his imagining of Halloween, the classic film from 1978 which spawned increasingly anaemic sequels.

It seems this new version is more of a slasher-flick than the scarier original. However, I don't really have a problem with that, and there is no point in making a direct copy of the original. Hence, we see here a sympathetic take on Michael Myer's childhood and are invited to understand him, although it's clear he has dangerous killing tendncies from an early age.

His revenge on the school bully who derided his mother (played by Sheri Moon Zombie), is brutal, bloody and relentless. Like a lot of the film, in fact. There is no supernatural, CGI-enhanced cartoon violence. Here, it is all graphic pounding, black blood, and the reducing of the bully from kid-with-attitude to whimpering, hemmorhaging bloody pulp.

There is nothing stylish or sophisticated about Michael's family. Indeed, Deborah (his mother) is possibly the only vaguely sympathetic character in the film. Indeed, that might be my problem with this - with no character you can truly invest in emotionally, it all becomes a screaming, shrieking soundtrack of the slaughtered.

I did enjoy this, though, certainly enough to watch it's sequel, which Zombie has claimed is his last involvement with the venture. There is always room for a brutal slasher film laced with profanities and violence. The acting is good throughout (Malcolm McDowell is excellent) and the many scenes of murder are handled in such a way they never get repetitive.

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