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Halloween Reviews

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Jason Zingale
September 8, 2007
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 31, 2007
Unfortunately, what makes Michael tick doesn't turn out to be all that interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 4, 2007
Rob Zombie's Halloween remake isn't scary, which is really all you need to know about it.
| Original Score: 1/5
August 30, 2007
Halloween is, objectively speaking and without thinking about the original, a crummy film. As a remake of the Carpenter movie it's a heinous abortion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Ali Gray
November 3, 2012
Anyone can trace a Picasso.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
August 30, 2007
Although it's not saying much, this is director Rob Zombie's most impressive outing behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
September 7, 2007
This story has been told at least four times too many already!
| Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 31, 2007
Finally we know why homicidal maniac Michael Myers wears a mask. Straight-up embarrassment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
July 7, 2010
When it comes to Rob Zombie's remake of John Carpenter's Halloween, they don't get any more unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Zombie's fury is dulled by his veneration of the horror classic
Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
Pick the lamest Halloween sequel out there and you've just found a better horror movie than this one.
Edward Douglas
August 30, 2007
Fans will be chomping at the bit waiting for the slaughter to begin ... it's hard not to walk away feeling disappointed about the return of Michael Myers.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Edward Douglas
August 31, 2007
While generally a well-made horror remake... fans will be chomping at the bit waiting for the slaughter to begin, and once it does, it has very little to offer beyond what John Carpenter did in the original movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
August 31, 2007
Halloween is about graphic brutality and absolutely nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
George Palathingal
Sydney Morning Herald
November 23, 2007
Taking 50 minutes to get to the present where the original took five, here we are offered something resembling justification for why poor little Mikey beat and stabbed his way to infamy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 31, 2007
Rob Zombie's gut understanding of what makes '70s horror so great is unfortunately glimpsed in only short, sporadic bursts in Halloween.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
At the forty minute mark though, what was a relatively tedious serial killer origin film changes into a rushed remake of the first film that ultimately feels like simply another grotesque sequel in the franchise's long line of bad entries.
Eric D. Snider
September 2, 2007
Zombie is a one-trick pony. I don't like the trick or the pony.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
When the score (from the original) is the best part of this retelling, perhaps it's best we don't celebrate Halloween this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
John Hazelton
Screen International
September 15, 2007
Offers plenty of blood but not much of the rocker-turned-filmmaker's usual gory flair.
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