Halloween (2007) Movie Review
Written by: ML
Edited by: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Rob Zombie
Producers: Malek Akkad, Andy Gould, Rob Zombie
Writers: Rob Zombie
Date Released: August 31, 2007
Malcolm McDowell as Samuel Loomis
Sheri Moon Zombie as Deborah Myers
Tyler Mane as Michael Myers
Daeg Faerch as young Michael Myers
Scout Taylor-Compton as Laurie Strode / Angel Myers
Brad Dourif as Sheriff Lee Brackett
Danielle Harris as Annie Brackett
Rating = 3.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
The story is about the childhood of Michael Myers, how he was treated at home, bullied at school, and how he started killing. At the early age of 10, he showed signs of being a psychopath. One Halloween while his mother was out working, he killed a school bully, his stepfather, his sister’s boyfriend, and his sister, but he spared his baby sister. Then after being charged with murder, he was sent to a mental institution where he was taken care of by Dr. Samuel Loomis. While he was there, he stopped speaking and got addicted to masks. He killed a nurse which then made his mother kill herself. Fast forward to 15 years later, he escaped and returned to Haddonfield to search for his sister. He killed everyone who got in his way, even Loomis. In the end, after all the hiding and chasing, Laurie was able to shoot him in the face.
As with any Rob Zombie movie and any movie in the Halloween franchise, this version was also a blood bath. All kills were brutal and gory. Michael killed every character except for Laurie and the kids. The most notable sequence was when he was still a kid and was able to murder 3 people, one after the other.
The Grave Review
This is a remake of the 1978 original film of the same name. For almost 2 hours, the movie explained how Michael Myers transformed into the psycho killer we all know him to be, wielding just a kitchen knife.
In terms of acting, the child who played his character was so good. He was able to show no mercy being able to kill 5 people during his time in the movie. Laurie was okay. Her nonstop cries for help were just annoying knowing that there was no one to help her. All her chasing scenes lack a certain panic and strong will to escape, which was kind of lame.
Most of the kills happened when the teens were having sex. Aside from the boob fest, the couples were acting really annoying and for this reason, deserved to be killed. One weird thing was when Michael killed Bob with a kitchen knife through the heart and was left hanging on the wall. The knife was not that long to penetrate his body and the wall.
The lack of other people in the neighborhood was also a bit weird. It was Halloween night, but there was not one person who came to their rescue. There was no one on the streets. There were even just 3 police responders. Sheriff Brackett even disappeared when Loomis came to save Laurie.
There was also a questionable scene with the police rescue. Laurie was in the Wallace residence when she called 911. Then Michael chased her outside so she came back to the Doyle residence with the kids. They hid in the bathroom and the police came to them.
On the other hand, what’s nice about this movie is how it featured roles for Sid Haig, Danny Trejo, Daryl Sabara, Udo Kier, Daniel Roebuck, Richard Lynch, William Forsythe, and of course Sheri Moon Zombie as Michael’s mom.
Overall, Halloween (2007) is a good watch if you love the Halloween movie franchise even without Jamie Lee Curtis in it.
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