Halloween Reviews

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November 21, 2019
Zombie's version features a fascinating opening hour, but ultimately falls apart in the second half, with too many scenes failing to live up to the high standards of the original.
October 21, 2019
It's not thrilling enough for horror hounds, not entertaining enough for casual audiences, not smart enough for franchise fans and not good enough for anyone.
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 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.
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.
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.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
December 15, 2010
Teen slasher flick remake is brutal and bloody.
July 7, 2010
When it comes to Rob Zombie's remake of John Carpenter's Halloween, they don't get any more unnecessary.
October 31, 2009
Modernizing the classic slasher staple, Rob Zombie's film is surprisingly adept.
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.'
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.
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.
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