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
Before deciding to go with Rob Zombie's version, the studio was about to green light "Halloween: The Missing Years", which would have been a prequel, set within Michael Myers' early days at the asylum. See more »
(at around 48 mins) When Michael and Big Joe Grizzly fight in the bathroom stall, Michael slams him into the stall wall which collapses into the other stall. In the next scene, before Myers takes the overalls, you can see that the stall wall is back up and only slightly dented. See more »
A unique take on a legendary tale that has some highs but mostly lows.
OK I JUST finished watching the whole thing. Here are my thoughts: The OG Halloween stands as the greatest horror movie ever made. It has always been one of my favorite films of all time. So when I heard about a remake being made by Rob Zombie, I was at first curious. I didn't know how it would turn out, because I thought Zombie would either really hit or miss it. I was wrong. It stands in between. When I look at the film as a horror movie, I find myself disappointed. I don't think Michael's back story should of been shown, but I do think if we have to know his back story, this wasn't a bad option. But it does take away from the horror element that made the original so terrifying. I believe Zombie should of thought of a creative way to tell Michael's back story, instead of show it visually. The scariest thing about the first one was because we didn't have any idea about him and what happened. The things we thought of were so terrifying because it couldof been anything, and we didn't know. That's what made him so terrifying. But you can't be too hard on Zombie because he loves the original and remade it to pay homage to it. I also think the pace of the movie is too fast. The tension had no time to build up. Which was a defining feature for the original. I would of also liked to have seen more of Laurie Strode. She wasn't as central as I think she should of been in this movie. On a really positive note, Malcolm McDowell is PERFECTLY cast as Dr. Sam Loomis. He really is the highlight of this movie. Also, the actor who played young Michael Meyers is very good for doing exactly what he was asked to do. I really don't see this as a bad movie in any way shape or form. I just see it as, the idea wasn't the best idea. And by that I mean showing Michael's life on screen, when it would of been more horrifying to hear about it. That said, the movie still is unique. It has Zombie written all over it. To some thats a very good thing, to others that can be a mistake. I see it has a good thing. There is amazing visuals in this movie that shouldn't go unrecognized. Also, my favorite part of the movie was the beginning. My favorite part of the original was also the beginning. When Michael escaped and the music played over the credits for the first time, leaving you like, "Wow!! This is so crazy/bad a$$." You kind of get that feeling from this version also, but Zombie does it a lot different but it is a unique opening. Also the ending is different, you will be surprised. And it is a good surprise, seeing it as it suits this version very well. But if it was in the original, it wouldn't even come close to being as memorable as the original's. Also the last act is too fast paced (as is with the whole movie), and at times (the ending chase) can be pretty scary. As a huge Halloween fan, I suggest other fans go see this movie for what it is...an attempt to make a new generation appreciate a legendary horror story.
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