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Halloween Reviews

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October 21, 2018
Rob Zombie certainly has a unique vision for the Michael Myers myth, albeit one that undermines the haunting ambiguity of Carpenter's original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2015
Pick the lamest Halloween sequel out there and you've just found a better horror movie than this one.
November 3, 2012
Anyone can trace a Picasso.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 15, 2010
Teen slasher flick remake is brutal and bloody.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
October 31, 2009
Modernizing the classic slasher staple, Rob Zombie's film is surprisingly adept.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2009
Zombie's fury is dulled by his veneration of the horror classic
July 22, 2008
Zombie's constant use of long lenses, close-ups, and rapid-fire editing are crude attempts to jack up action that is not staged particularly well.
June 17, 2008
Rob Zombie's 'Halloween' is an artistic failure. One can only say that because Zombie showed himself to be nearly a horror film genius with 'The Devil's Rejects.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 19, 2008
Some may think it isn't fair to compare Zombie's film to the original. Too bad. It's called "Halloween" and I'm pretty sure it's a remake of a movie called "Halloween".
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 20, 2007
Rob Zombie is exposed as yet another anti-throwback who aims to disgust instead of frighten. Quality-wise, he achieves that goal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 14, 2007
...those druids are looking pretty darn good right about now...
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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