Halloween Plot Synopsis:The residents of Haddonfield don't know it yet... but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, a ten year old boy called Michael Myers brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend. Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution and makes his way back to his hometown intent on a murderous rampage pursued by Dr Sam Loomis who is Michael's doctor and the only one who knows Michael's true evil. Elsewhere a shy teenager by the name of Laurie Strode is babysitting on the night Michael comes home... is it pure coincidence that she and her friends are being stalked by him?
Halloween (2007) Review
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.
- Halloween Rating Scores
- Our Score: 8
- Overall Score: 5.68
- IMDB: 6.1
- MetaCritic: 4.7
- Rotten Tomatoes: 2.5
About Halloween 2007
Total Avg. Votes: 99,805 MPAA Rating: R
Halloween Writers: Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Halloween Director: Rob Zombie
Box Office: $58,192,545.00