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


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Halloween Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Modernizing the classic slasher staple, Rob Zombie's film is surprisingly adept.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3/4

October 31, 2009
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

Zombie's 'Halloween' may prove too verbose and literal-minded to satisfy fans of Carpenter's original, but it is a harsh, disquieting experience.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner | Original Score: 3/4

April 10, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 17, 2007
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 14, 2007
Jamie Russell

Zombie may not be able to match the stalk 'n' menace of Carpenter's steadicam original, but when the Big Z's knife hits the right groove, he cuts to the dark heart of the Myers legend.

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

October 2, 2007
Matthew Turner

Rob Zombie's Halloween reboot isn't bad as remakes go, but the prequel scenes are better than the remake scenes.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

September 29, 2007
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
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
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
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
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
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
David Schmeichel
Jam! Movies

More of a Valentine to the original than a recycled cash-grab.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 4, 2007
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

Adeptly packaged in all facets of production, Halloween is nicely cast with a combination of Zombie regulars, familiar faces and compelling newcomers and satisfyingly constructed with camerawork that heightens the suspense on the page.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 4, 2007
Mark Ramsey

The original Halloween was about Jamie Lee Curtis in danger up to her knee socks. And for socks, that was a remarkably high threshold of danger.

Full Review Source: MovieJuice! | Original Score: B-

September 4, 2007
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

If Rob Zombie ever decides to direct a horror movie, watch out.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 2, 2007
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

Halloween 2007 externalizes all that was internal in the original.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth

September 2, 2007
Beth Accomando

The original and the remake need to stand alone and apart, and Zombie's film has merits of its own that should be appreciated.

September 2, 2007
Nathan Lee
Village Voice
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The life and times of a fictional monster may not be as respectable a subject as a historical monster like, say, Idi Amin or Truman Capote, but Zombie's portrait is every bit as reverent, scrupulous, and deeply felt as any Oscar-grubbing horrorshow.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 31, 2007
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