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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:

The face behind the mask. 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Rob Zombie was against the idea of actors from the previous films, with the exception of Danielle Harris, who played the character Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 3 mins) When Michael Myers stabs a boy and he is attached to the wall because of the knife, the knife is sticking too far out for it to go through his body and into the wall. See more »

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

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

Alternate Versions

Brazilian theatrical version was cut by 26 minutes in order to secure a more commercial 14 years old certificate. See more »

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Soundtracks

That's When I'll Stop Loving You
Written by Joe Lervold and Byron Walls
Performed by David Sparkman and The Joel Evans Orchestra
Courtesy of Position Music
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User Reviews

 
I really enjoyed it
1 February 2008 | by BruddanChristSee all my reviews

When Rob Zombie was offered the chance to remake Halloween, he went to John Carpenter to gain his blessing. Carpenter's response was, "Make it your own." Zombie has achieved something few filmmakers do in remaking a classic. He has taken the original version and added more meat to it.

Meyers's character development is very interesting. We first see him as a subdued boy who (allegedly) kills small animals to feel superior, then follow him as he progresses into a repressed, zombie-like murderer who kills everybody he comes across. When comparing the 1978 Meyers with the 2007 Meyers, the latter version is much more frightening (though, Tyler Mane deserves much credit for that). Carpenter's Meyers is a robot; Zombie's Meyers is a monster.

Zombie's ensemble of supporting actors is one of the film's strongest aspects. Most of the Devil's Rejects cast returns, all portraying much different characters. Danny Trejo and William Forsythe give particularly memorable performances.

In light of today's Hostel/Saw horror violence, Halloween is rather tame. While it certainly surpasses Carpenter's version in both content and intensity, Zombie practices some restraint in how much violence is shown, leaving much of the horror to sound effects and imagination.

I honestly don't understand why people are so hard on this movie. The ending drags on for a bit, but otherwise it's a pretty solid film. Remakes have become regular ventures. You can either resist them and be unhappy with half of the movies released, or welcome them and hope for a good ride every now and then. Halloween is a great popcorn flick! Just sit back and enjoy yourself.


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