- Director: Rob Zombie
- With: Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Brad Dourif, Danny Trejo, Tyler Mane, William Forsythe, Daeg Faerch, Udo Kier, Richard lynch
- Music by: Tyler Bates
- Duration: 1h56
- My rating: 7/10
- Mid- or post-credit scene:
The residents of Haddonfield don’t know it yet… but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, a ten year old boy called Michael Myers brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend. Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution and makes his way back to his hometown intent on a murderous rampage pursued by Dr Sam Loomis who is Michael’s doctor and the only one who knows Michael’s true evil. Elsewhere a shy teenager by the name of Laurie Strode is babysitting on the night Michael comes home… is it pure coincidence that she and her friends are being stalked by him?
Evil’s been given a new face in this modern update, a reboot of Carpenter’s vision.
Definitely not the worst Halloween movie, although Rob Zombie himself loathed the studio involvement (as with the sequel which was, as I recall, a bad movie… more on that later)
At least in this movie we get to see more of Michael as a kid and his decent into madness. And we get to see ‘Laurie Strode’, Michael’s baby sister, during the events when he kills his family at a young age. Michael’s given a soul, only to see him loose it again.
The actor playing Michael, Tyler Mane, does a good job, after all the previous, lesser portrayals.
Danielle Harris, who played Jamie in part IV en V even returns, in a very different role (as the sheriff’s daughter Annie)!
The thing that I don’t like about this movie is the way characters are portrayed and how much focus there is on naked women, sex and how all young men seem to be longhaired, no-brained dudes… something that comes back in Zombie’s movies. It seems like there’s suddenly no more filter…
But other than that: a raw, hard, great instalment in the Halloween-franchise…
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