REVIEW: Halloween (2007)

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?

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The plot in this film is brilliant, it follows loosely on the original storyline with similar elements still looming, in my opinion what makes this film is the beginning of the film and the in depth explanation of Michaels growing evil as he is convicted to a mental asylum. Rob Zombie has done an excellent job of this and his twisted movie making ways following in the footsteps of ‘House of 100 Corpses’ and ‘The Devils Rejects’ assures you that there is a lot of blood and brutal killings, none of that shit CGI effects you get from low budget movies, blood and lots of it!

Rob Zombies adaptation of the characters was brilliant in my eyes, he really showed development of the characters and the actors he used to portray this such as Sherri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig and Bill Mosley all who have appeared in Zombies previous horror movies played an excellent part. However let’s not forget a certain blood thirsty killer Michael Myers, he truly made this movie spine chilling walking around with his signature kitchen knife slashing innocent people that walk upon his path of destruction and rage. One key point to add here is the change in his appearance; his obsession with masks led us all to wonder what mask he would take up this is remake of a classic slasher movie… and the answer was the Halloween mask his sister’s boyfriend who he bludgeoned to death with an alumni baseball bat wore. The mask gave off that the effect of human skin, and the person behind it was human… if you can call him human. The characters truly stole this movie for me. Full marks.

This is one of the films that I could watch over and over again… Although it was a bit slow to start… you know there’s going to be blood, and that’s what you wait for and receive!

Everything was up to scratch for a film of this genre, no CGI effects the better if you ask me! Lots of bloods, pure gore none of that fake shit. Also what was effective was the used of long range camera shots to show Michaels presence in the background as he was tailing Laurie and her teenage friends.

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

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