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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
October 14, 2007
...those druids are looking pretty darn good right about now...
October 5, 2007
This take on Halloween is grim and nasty, but never remotely scary.
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