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Halloween (2007)

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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 and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Director:

Rob Zombie

Writers:

Rob Zombie (screenplay), John Carpenter | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Samuel Loomis
Brad Dourif ... Sheriff Lee Brackett
Tyler Mane ... Michael Myers
Daeg Faerch ... Michael Myers, age 10
Sheri Moon Zombie ... Deborah Myers
William Forsythe ... Ronnie White
Richard Lynch ... Principal Chambers
Udo Kier ... Morgan Walker
Clint Howard ... Doctor Koplenson
Danny Trejo ... Ismael Cruz
Lew Temple ... Noel Kluggs
Tom Towles ... Larry Redgrave
Bill Moseley ... Zach 'Z-Man' Garrett
Leslie Easterbrook ... Patty Frost
Steve Boyles Steve Boyles ... Stan Payne
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Evil Has A Destiny See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween: Retribution See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,591,759, 2 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,272,029

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,253,908
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Runtime:

| (unrated) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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Quotes

[first lines]
Michael Myers, age 10: Come on, sweetie pie. Morning, Elvis. You're a pretty Elvis, aren't you? Yes, you are.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

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Written by Donald Roeser
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Somewhat disappointing...
3 September 2007 | by kennyeatsbirdsSee all my reviews

Like many of the horror fans out there I went through my phase of being angry and disgusted that they would remake Halloween and especially that Rob Zombie would be the director to do it. This eventually wore off and I came to terms with it. I am a fan of Rob Zombie and as it got nearer to the release date I came to believe that I would probably enjoy the movie, although I figured it still wouldn't compare to the original. Hell, I was even pretty excited to go see it (It's rare these days that we get to see horror films out of Hollywood made by people who actually give a sh*t about the genre, which is why I like Zombie even though I don't find him to be a genius director or anything like that.)

Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed with what I saw. For the most part, the first half of the movie was interesting and held my attention but once it became night time, the whole film went downhill. Essentially, like many "slasher movies" today, the last 30 minutes or so of the film turned into a string of boring chase sequences. Don't get me wrong, chase sequences are essential to these kinds of movies, but they can't carry a movie for half an hour.

It seemed to me that one of the main problems was that Zombie seemed to drop the ball when Michael Myers completely turns into a silent killer. His talent as a writer is in creating interesting characters (i.e. house of 1000 corpses & the devil's rejects), but with no personality left in his killer, the script and other characters become boring. Rob Zombie is not a suspense director and the attempts he made at it during this film were pretty lame. It wasn't scary and none of the "jump scares" worked. This isn't to say that he is a bad filmmaker, he just seems to be out of his element with this movie.

Although I thought the back story was decent and entertaining enough, I still tend to find Michael Myers a more interesting character with less back story and more mystery like in the original.

I appreciate the effort put into the movie and I have given it a rating of 5 because I still think it was probably better than what they would have made with a different writer and director, but this movie just didn't work for me.

Luckily I got to see this at a drive-in theater along with the original Halloween and Grindhouse, so the night was still pretty great.


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