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Halloween (2007)

R  |   |  Horror  |  31 August 2007 (USA)
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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.



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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? Written by TheSteph

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence and terror throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Halloween: Retribution  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,591,759 (USA) (31 August 2007)


$58,267,261 (USA) (7 December 2007)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Most of Udo Kier's scenes were cut. See more »


The Strode Realty sign in front of the Myers house has the area code of 618 which is in southern Illinois, even thought Haddonfield is set in northern Illinois and should have an area code of 815. See more »


[first lines]
Michael Myers - Child: Come on, sweetie pie. Morning, Elvis. You're a pretty Elvis, aren't you? Yes, you are.
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Crazy Credits

End credits are inter-cut with home video clips depicting Myers childhood. See more »


References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »


Based on "Dance Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Adapted by Wade Denning
Lyrics by Kay Lande
Performed by Selectracks Studio Ensemble
Courtesy of Selectracks Music Services
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User Reviews

This film was a Waste of Time
27 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dear oh Dear. The original was a classic and still makes me squirm a bit now when I watch it. What on earth was the point of this remake? Its just bad and really disappointed me but I guess I might have known it would. Far too much time is spent showing MM as a kid, although for me thats the best part of the film, as its different to the original and sets the scene a bit more, but when he escapes, thats when it goes downhill. The original was truly scary and edge of the seat stuff, all done by camera angles, music and building the tension. True to form, because they couldn't achieve that with a remake, they had to up the gore and it just didn't work, not for me. Verdict - nowhere near as good as the original and don't waste money at the cinema on this - see it on DVD if you must.

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