Halloween (2007) Movie Review


Halloween (2007)

2007 | R | Horror
109 minutes /

User Score: 66/100

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Halloween Review


After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

Halloween (2007) is an American slasher horror film that is a remake/reimagining of John Carpenter‘s Halloween (1978) and is the ninth installment of the Halloween franchise and the first in the rebooted Halloween film series. Director and screenplay writer Rob Zombie ((he did not direct all of these obviously) - The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), House of 1000 Corpses (2003), Daredevil (2003)) did a superb job executing this rehash. I love that there was a backstory that helped us understand Michael Myers better. It is one of the best slasher films that got more than enough meat and a killer without compassion and has a faceless killer to satisfy most horror fans. The movie contains brutal, bloody violence, terror throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, bad language, murders and reference to Charles Manson.

Young Michael Myers (Daeg Faerch - Hancock (2008), Run! Bitch Run! (2009), Sebastian (2011)) is seen at the beginning of the movie dealing with his dysfunctional family and getting into trouble at school. He was caught taking pictures of young animals and torturing them. It did not take long for us to see his first kill after the school bully made him angry. Michael went on to killing his sister along with her boyfriend and his step-father resulting in Michael to be found guilty of first-degree murder leading him to be sent to Smith’s Grove Sanitarium. His psychologist Dr. Samuel Loomis (Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange (1971), Halloween (2007), Caligula (1979), The Artist (2011)) and we all know what happens.

Michael (Tyler Mane - X-Men (2000), Troy (2004), Halloween II (2009)) is now older and has an obsession with creating and wearing a mask. He escaped the sanitarium and made his way to Haddonfield, Illinois where he becomes a/the serial killer Michael Myers. Michael wants to find his baby sister, Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton - Halloween II (2009), The Runaways (2010), An American Crime (2007)) and is looking for her while killing anyone that gets in his way.

Halloween lacked tension but was impressive in many other areas with graphic kills, excitement, great acting, awesome sound, good editing and excellent sets. I enjoyed this movie more so than the original (some may not) and will see it again around Halloween time. I would encourage all horror fans to see this horror movie whenever you can and gives us your opinion.

About Halloween 2007

Title: Halloween
Original Title: Halloween: Retribution, Rob Zombie's Halloween, Untitled Rob Zombie Halloween Project
Year: 2007
Runtime: 109 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.25/5 stars from 35 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 35
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Brad Dourif, Danny Trejo, Bill Moseley, Dee Wallace, Danielle Harris, Udo Kier, Daniel Roebuck, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Kristina Klebe, Tom Towles, Tyler Mane, Ken Foree, Clint Howard, Richard Lynch, John DeMita, Pat Skipper, Malcolm McDowell, Ezra Buzzington, Lew Temple, Leslie Easterbrook, William Forsythe, Richmond Arquette, Scout Taylor-Compton, Richard Fancy, Andreana Weiner, David Randolph, Mel Fair, Daamen J. Krall, Jeremy Maxwell
Writers: Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Director: Rob Zombie

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