Six years after Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns there in pursuit of his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who has escaped with her newborn child, for which Michael and a mysterious cult have sinister plans.
Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.
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
Halloween is another flawed horror remake among many others being re-imagined these days like Friday The 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Last House On The Left to name a few. Writer/director Rob Zombie does an okay job of making the movie but the lack of originality, real scares, suspense, and character development are what weigh it down the most. The cast are for the most part solid in their roles including Malcolm McDowell who takes over for Donald Pleasance and Scout Taylor-Compton as Laurie Strode. Tyler Mane plays Michael this time and he does a decent enough job with the non-speaking villain role. Mane is intimidating as Michael and he proves to be effective as the iconic psycho killer. Zombie real life wife Sheri makes a brief appearance before being written out rather quickly. The rest of the cast are so-so in their roles but no one stands out before their parts get cut too short before you to even care about them. The film was really lacking in suspense build up, scares, and originality with the deaths. It didn't really offer anything new or exciting to the franchise. The violent deaths committed by Michael were well executed none the less. Overall Halloween is a flawed horror thriller with bloody deaths, some scares, suspense, and decent performances by the cast but the movie could've been a lot better because it ended up being a disappointment.
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