Halloween
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The Devil's Rejects director Rob Zombie resurrects one of the most notorious slashers in screen history with this re-imagining of the 1978 John Carpenter classic that spawned numerous sequels and countless imitators. As a child, young Michael Myers (Daeg Faerch) committed one of the most unspeakable crimes imaginable. Subsequently locked in an asylum and placed under the care of Dr. Loomis (Malcolm McDowell), the hollow-eyed boy grew into an emotionless man determined to escape back to his hometown of Haddonfield and complete the murderous mission that he began so many years back. These… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

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"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."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"As if spooked by the long shadow of suburban killer Michael Myers, the director has all but dropped his organic camera style, resulting in exactly the kind of bland, scareless remake the fans were fearing."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Anyone can trace a Picasso."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Modernizing the classic slasher staple, Rob Zombie's film is surprisingly adept."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"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.'"
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"It's inanely-scripted exploitation, sure, but this 'Halloween' doesn't trivialise; it even returns with sympathy to one victim minutes after the attack that has left her bleeding on the floor."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"It's a decent diversion."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Teen slasher flick remake is brutal and bloody."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Zombie's fury is dulled by his veneration of the horror classic"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"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"."
‑ Brian Holcomb, Beyond Hollywood
"The Batman Begins of slasher movies, and one of the more frightening stabathons of recent years."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Contains dialogue so nasty and stupid, you'd swear (right along with the characters) that the booker for Jerry Springer wrote it (Zombie did)."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"When it comes to Rob Zombie's remake of John Carpenter's Halloween, they don't get any more unnecessary."
‑ Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix
"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."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Zombie's 'Halloween' may prove too verbose and literal-minded to satisfy fans of Carpenter's original, but it is a harsh, disquieting experience."
‑ Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner
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