(2007)

Critic Reviews

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88
Zombie delivers a scary horror movie immediately recognizable as his own -- something that will come as a welcome relief to fans who've diligently sat through seven "Halloween" sequels in hopes of one day reliving the original's terrifying magic.
75
Premiere
Halloween is a real, classic-style horror movie, not an exercise in gross special effects. Oh, and for those who've missed Carpenter's classic, this will scare the candy corn out of you, but the original is still champion.
67
This Myers is more problem child than bogeyman.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
As usual, Zombie has added an element of camp fun to the proceedings with his clever casting of B-movie icons in small roles, including Dee Wallace, Brad Dourif, Danny Trejo and Sid Haig.
60
As it stands, he made a noble attempt, and it could've been a Hell of a lot worse, but it's not as great a film as its potential hints at.
50
Filmgoers looking for copious amounts of mindless violence won't be disappointed.
50
It's a more polished, high-fidelity version of a story that's played out on screen many times since 1978, but once Zombie runs out of subtext, he's right back to the same old slasher text: "Blood. Guts. The end."
50
This is not a good movie but, considering what Halloween has evolved into over the course of seven sequels, it's perhaps better than it has a right to be.
40
Zombie continues to have a true, unflinching artist's eye for the sublimely horrific (a woodsy murder sequence is pregnant with disturbing, painterly compositions), that eye is wasted here on an unnecessarily moribund history of sociopathy as it relates to Halloween in Haddonfield, Illinois.
38
There is just no tension built prior to the murders.
38
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Like kudzu vine, killer bees and herpes, we may never be rid of it.
25
As with Zombie's two previous schlock horror features, "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects," the atmosphere here isn't so much tense and jolting as unnervingly weird and gory, but it's effective.

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