• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Rob Zombie
    In Theaters:
    Aug 31, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 18, 2007
  • MGM

Critic Review - Urban Cinefile

As far as remakes of modern horror classics that did not need to be remade go, rocker-turned-director Rob Zombie's tribute to John Carpenter's 1978 original is not a bad one

November 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile | Comments (4)
Urban Cinefile


M R.


Your comment seems rather thoughtless to me. "remakes of modern horror classics" How can something be modern and a classic at the same time? I would just consider Halloween a classic horror movie. It was remade to be more modern, if that's what you want to call it. RZ is garbage. He just cares about getting his ugly trashy wife in a film. He has no taste and just does things his way. Movies should be made for the fans, not for his own personal amusement. I might spit in his face if I ever saw him. This movie would have been "not bad", only if it was a new idea. However, it took so much away from the orignal now. It just can't be undone. When new viewers want to see a great horror film like Halloween(1978) they might grab this disgrace, instead of the original. This will turn them off to the original, and that's a real shame. Hollywood is lazy, and they are going to run out of movies to remake. I can't believe studios are selling out like this. Maybe Hitler was right, greedy jews.

Mar 12 - 12:10 AM

Weldon Smith

Weldon Smith

huh. I thought a neo-nazi piece of garbage like yourself would've loved this kind of idiocy.

Mar 24 - 12:31 AM


Kenneth W.

Hillbilly Michael Myers > Kungfu battle with Busta Rhymes

Jan 27 - 03:56 PM

Chet L.

Chet Linderman

Actally, although I liked the original Halloween, it really was just a mad slasher movie with a robotic killer that nobody knows why he is evil.

This version is plenty scary, and gives several good reasons why a no-conscience killer was created.

Aug 25 - 10:14 AM

Jessica Reed

Jessica Reed

I agree with Chet. This movie gave insight into what created the killer. It wasn't a "remake" of the original scene for scene like everyone else does, he was creative and added a backstory. He stayed true to his style of directing and there is NOTHING wrong with that, would you ask Carpenter to change? Doubtful! He did make this for his fans, perhaps every horror film lover won't like it, but they could appreciate the changes made to the remake, and keeping details in the "rushed" portion true to the classic. If you think this movie was rushed then I think you to be simple minded.

Apr 11 - 06:41 AM

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