• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Rob Zombie
    In Theaters:
    Aug 31, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 18, 2007
  • MGM
  • Halloween
    2 minutes 36 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Halloween Reviews

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Ben Walters
Time Out
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It's inanely-scripted exploitation, sure, but this 'Halloween' doesn't trivialise; it even returns with sympathy to one victim minutes after the attack that has left her bleeding on the floor.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/6

September 28, 2007
Susan Granger

Ron Zombie's "re-imagining" of John Carpenter's slasher classic has made mincemeat of far better films at the box-office, so it's impossible to ignore.

Full Review Source: www.susangranger.com | Original Score: 3/10

September 18, 2007
Jason Morgan

Instead of trampling over the original, he builds on it and creates an homage that should motivate the new generation of horror fans to seek out John Carpenter's original with the respect and excitement it still deserves.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2007
John Hazelton
Screen International

Offers plenty of blood but not much of the rocker-turned-filmmaker's usual gory flair.

Full Review Source: Screen International

September 15, 2007
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

though Zombie continues to have a true, unflinching artist's eye for the sublimely horrific, that eye is wasted here on an unnecessarily moribund history of sociopathy as it relates to Halloween in Haddonfield, Ill.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

September 15, 2007
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

If you thought John Carpenter was too prissy and squeamish...then this is the movie for you.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

September 14, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The Batman Begins of slasher movies, and one of the more frightening stabathons of recent years.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

September 12, 2007
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

If it wasn't a remake of Halloween, Halloween might have been pretty awesome.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 6/10

September 12, 2007
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Zombie is still learning and I'm sure in time will deliver a true horror classic of his own. Until then, enjoy his latest effort.

Full Review Source: Nolan's Pop Culture Review | Original Score: 3/4

September 10, 2007
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Rob Zombie is a big ol' cinephile who lacks the chops to execute on the screen everything that's going on emotionally and intellectually inside his head.

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: C-

September 10, 2007
Jason Zingale

Rob Zombie's Halloween might have its merits when viewed as a simple horror film, but as a movie based on a pre-existing property, it's nothing short of a travesty.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 8, 2007
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Zombie's morally dubious earlier films showcased fun-loving, homicidal anti-heroes; but there's nothing jokey or campy about his approach to Myers, whose long hair and mask obsession suggest he may be a worst-case-scenario incarnation of Zombie himself.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

September 7, 2007
Pete Hammond

This story has been told at least four times too many already!

| Original Score: 2/5

September 7, 2007
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Chokes the life out of a classic--and then runs it hard into the business end of a butcher knife.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: D

September 7, 2007
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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As if spooked by the long shadow of suburban killer Michael Myers, the director has all but dropped his organic camera style, resulting in exactly the kind of bland, scareless remake the fans were fearing.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/6

September 6, 2007
Frank Ochieng

...blood-spilling banality...the sensationalism behind Zombie's directorial demeanor is merely a follow-the-dots frightfest with an exaggerated twitching disorder.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

September 5, 2007
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It's a decent diversion.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 5, 2007
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

I won't make the case that Halloween is anything other than a well-crafted slasher film. That's all it wants to be, and that's what it achieves. But I will say that the movie does the horror genre a big favor by reclaiming a legendary character.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

September 5, 2007
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Halloween manages to combine the weaknesses of both of Zombie's previous movies, while rarely tapping into the strengths of either.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 2/5

September 5, 2007
Brent Simon

A lot of modern horror has become more synonymous with horrifying rather than terrifying, the chief difference being the latter also provokes feelings of psychological unease.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

September 4, 2007
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