Halloween Reviews

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September 10, 2020
Zombie occasionally suffered from the Uwe Boll syndrome and felt a need to add pointless camera effects to dramatic scenes that only served to lessen the drama.
July 17, 2019
Driven by the loving memory of the original, without the intention of eclipsing it. [Full review in Spanish]
June 3, 2019
At a time when most horror remakes seemed aimed at a teen market, Zombie's vision was decidedly more hardcore and uncompromising.
October 19, 2018
Because it's still about Michael Myers, it all feels epic and larger than life in a way few of those other films do.
October 7, 2016
Most filmmakers would simply amp up the visual assault for the sake of stirring the minds of desensitized viewers; Zombie is brave enough to depart from the source and take insightful back roads that consider the psychology of the subject.
October 31, 2009
Modernizing the classic slasher staple, Rob Zombie's film is surprisingly adept.
April 10, 2008
Zombie's 'Halloween' may prove too verbose and literal-minded to satisfy fans of Carpenter's original, but it is a harsh, disquieting experience.
November 17, 2007
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
October 14, 2007
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October 2, 2007
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.
September 29, 2007
Rob Zombie's Halloween reboot isn't bad as remakes go, but the prequel scenes are better than the remake scenes.
September 28, 2007
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.
September 17, 2007
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.
September 12, 2007
The Batman Begins of slasher movies, and one of the more frightening stabathons of recent years.
September 10, 2007
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.
September 7, 2007
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.
September 5, 2007
It's a decent diversion.
September 5, 2007
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.
September 4, 2007
More of a Valentine to the original than a recycled cash-grab.
September 4, 2007
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.
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