Halloween Reviews

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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.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
December 12, 2007
The result, though undeniably preferable to yet another misbegotten installment of the long-exhausted franchise, certainly doesn't compare to John Carpenter's landmark original film.
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.
October 5, 2007
This take on Halloween is grim and nasty, but never remotely scary.
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 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 15, 2007
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.
September 12, 2007
The Batman Begins of slasher movies, and one of the more frightening stabathons of recent years.
September 5, 2007
It's a decent diversion.
September 5, 2007
Part prequel, part remake, this new look at the cinematic serial killer icon Michael Meyers just isn't very scary.
September 4, 2007
Contains dialogue so nasty and stupid, you'd swear (right along with the characters) that the booker for Jerry Springer wrote it (Zombie did).
September 4, 2007
Trick or treat? Rob Zombie's "re-imagining" of John Carpenter's 1978 horror classic Halloween must sadly be consigned to the former category and it's not even a very interesting, suspenseful trick at that.
September 4, 2007
Rob Zombie's Halloween remake isn't scary, which is really all you need to know about it.
September 4, 2007
Revamping the influential 1978 shocker Halloween for a new generation of viewers, director Rob Zombie offers a film with more sex, more violence, no humor and zero scares.
September 4, 2007
The new Halloween has sympathy for the Devil, but not enough.
September 4, 2007
Rob Zombie's lousy remake of John Carpenter's 1978 slasher classic Halloween adds to the argument that horror movies are losing their box-office appeal because filmmakers no longer know how -- or have any desire -- to create genuine suspense.
September 4, 2007
The most depressing thing of all is that Michael will likely survive even this dire endeavour.
September 4, 2007
The set-up is tediously slow, while the later murders are packed so tightly it's like watching a blender on high speed.
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