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Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN remake gets a new poster!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I keep wanting every little bit I see from this movie to change my mind, to convince me that I just didn't understand the script or that Zombie's pass at HALLOWEEN is exactly the new, fresh blood horror cinema needs. I want that. The trailer didn't do much for me. Standing alone, it's okay, but once you've read the script it just cements in your mind that everything he got wrong is still wrong. And this poster... I don't get. Maybe it'll grow on me. DEVIL'S REJECTS had a great poster. Hell, even HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES had a striking poster. This poster looks like another WWE horror movie. If you want a closer look at it, you can click the image below and get the bigger version, where you can really get a look at the images in the collage.



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  • June 8, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Hmm....

    by MisterE

    .

  • June 8, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    interesting

    by Muldoon

    I kind of like this take on it

  • June 8, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Meh.

    by Sly Fox

    Quite boring really.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Uh...

    by cheezwhipper

    Not feeling very good about this...

  • June 8, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    At least the poster is good.

    by Turd Furgusen

    We'll have to see about the movie.<p> It's just a matter of time before the other Turd shows up in this talkback and goes balistic.<p> I do like the style of the poster.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Quite like it

    by TheBigDogg

    Except it looks like Myers is a greasy rocker.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Werewolf Women Of The S.S.

    by IForgotAbout19

    Zombie should make his own movies. Fuck remakes and prequels.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Me no likey

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Too busy. Should be simple, hushed black and white tones. And Michael Myers has long hair? Not in my universe. See, the whole idea about being scary is to NOT show the guy all the time, like, for example, twice on the poster really big. It should be like the first Halloween, or Jaws, where it's scarier when the presence of the 'monster' is suggested or implied by other events onscreen. Jesus, I hope Zombie didn't fuck this up. This looks like another Gen-Y emo Evanesence horror poster like we've seen a million times over the last decade. My daughter could color a scarier poster.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Crap

    by FarSky

    This movie started out looking like a terrible idea, and somehow (impressively) has managed to get worse and worse. This poster is terrible, the trailer was poor, and the script reviewed on this site was near blasphemy. Zombie, it appears, should stick to making cheesy yet catchy faux-horror music, and stay out of filmmaking until he learns what the hell he's doing.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    poster looks good

    by liquidExist

    we'll see about the actual movie

  • June 8, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Erm

    by Revol

    Is that supposed to be Rob Zombie holding the knife? Since when did Myers have hair like that... Unless of course, Myers is being played by Buckethead, that I would fully support.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    I was wondering...

    by w_woody

    Will we ever see Tyler Mane's face as Michael? If you had him in the movie without ever showing his face (always wearing a mask)I think the vibe could be the same as it was in the first film. I like the idea of humanising him a bit. I mean a real psychopath not some fantasy monster.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Why do they keep doing this?

    by Jakes Nel

    I hate it when they try to give an iconic boogeyman one of those cry-me-a-river backstories. It's just a lame attempt at humanizing a character that is supposed to remain an unfathomable evil entity. They fucked up both Leatherface and Hannibal that way... That said, I like Rob Zombie. He's fun.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    HALLOWEEN NEEDS A REBOOT LIKE WE NEED TO STAY IN IRAQ.

    by Captain Happy

    CRAP.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Looks awful

    by SpencerTrilby

    Did lil' Robert made it with his own crayolas? He was more inspired with his albums covers.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Werewolf Women Of The S.S.

    by Nice Marmot

    Worst part of Grindhouse. Zombie should stick to music. Actually, no, he should give that up too.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Robert

    by michyfergi5

    Killing people is so '80s. Been there done that. Come on Robert Z., make a cool sci-fi flick with robots and space junk. Here's an idea, remake "Ice Pirates". That would ROCK!!!!

  • June 8, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Poster looks really good

    by Jak0lantern01

    If you go to the site, you get the full poster plus the theme. Kinda gave a bit of the goosebumps for some reason. I dunno, it sorta brought me back to the early 80's for a moment when I first saw the original. Too bad no one really wants to give this a chance. Everyone is complaining that Zombie deviated too much from the original. Menawhile, had he stuck to the original closely, everyone would bitch that it was a waste of time rip-off like the Psycho redux. Sure, it's a bit of a lose-lode situation regardless of how it gets painted, but I'm looking forward to the fresh take on this one. That's coming from a huge fan of the original, because that movie could only be made once.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    An SAT analogy

    by Redundant23

    Carpenter's Halloween: Zombie's remake :: (a) Led Zeppelin : Coverdale/Page (b) Star Wars : Spaceballs (c) Alice Cooper : Marilyn Manson (d) Jessica Biel's tits: the crusty, diarrhia-dripping ass of a donkey after it's been sodomized by Bigfoot

  • June 8, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    I meant lose-lose

    by Jak0lantern01

    just to clarify

  • June 8, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    I can't find...

    by zombieslayer

    the "gotta shit" mask. has anyone spotted that yet?

  • June 8, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    It's just that the first one is sooooo good and scary

    by godzillasushi

    You may as well pretend this is a stand alone Halloween movie or your just going to be dissapointed.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Should it not be a stand-alone?

    by Jak0lantern01

    What else is it supposed to be?

  • June 8, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Another WWE horror movie?

    by liljuniorbrown

    I thought there was only one? I guess if this had Mike Meyers capturing babysitters and torturing them,dissecting them like frogs for two hours,this would be the movie of the century. Sorry but this sites credibility is really sagging due to Hostel 2 and the unrelenting Eli Roth lovefest. Zombie's trying,if it's good or not, i'll judge for myself.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Booo!!!

    by El Borak

    urg.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    This poster isnt that bad..

    by huggerorange

    This poster isnt that bad.. i think quint just hates Rob zombie for some reason...They shouldve made the collage to form a picture of the halloween pumpkin.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    snooze.

    by JacksonsPole

    i am not excited by this film in any way. i think it's pointless. they've made a million remakes of this film- they're called sequels. rob zombie interests me as a filmmaker, but this was a bad move- i believe...

  • June 8, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    it's so new, that it has been released a few days ago!

    by DerLanghaarige

  • June 8, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    LESS IS MORE ...........

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    not cool my eyes hurt .......

  • June 8, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Evil just wants its dog back!

    by Neil McCauleys Crew

    Please no more wrestlers as serial killers!

  • June 8, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Redundant

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I would pick "C."<p> Jimmy Page was involved in both musical projects you mentioned, whereas nobody from the original Halloween is involved here that I'm aware of. Choice "B" doesn't work because Spaceballs was not a remake or homage to Star Wars, but a spoof thereof. Choice "D" doesn't work, because although both Ms. Biel's breasts and a donkey's ass are object which could be penetrated, or spackled upon, by a penis, the suggestion that the original Halloween is akin to fine breasts is not accurate, because breasts are not a vagina, wherein one might culminate true sexual intercourse, and Halloween, being a classic horror picture, is the cinematic equivalent of vaginal intercourse. I think "B" is accurate because, love him or hate him, Alice Cooper was an original. Marilyn Manson's schtick is merely a pointless and nonshocking retread of Cooper, some twenty years late, and minus the talent.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I v'e seen this poster before

    by jarjarmessiah

    Looks like the poster for 13 ghosts (the Remake)

  • June 8, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    I don't have a problem with the poster...

    by RevSick

    ...it's a little too busy but I like it. I think he should have gone more for the style of the first two movies posters, but oh well. This one kind of has the vibe of Halloween 3.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Script is awful

    by MaryTylerMorbid

    If the finished film is anything like the script that's been floating around the internet, this movie is going to be a disaster. I just don't understand the point in this.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    what's with the long hair?

    by bluebottle

    if you were like, some psychotic killer, wouldn't you have, at the very least, short hair that you probably cut yourself? i'd think long hair would get in the way... or is it the "i'm so crazy i don't cut my hair" look? because then he should have a big bushy beard as well. or is he crazy, but still has time to shave? is that going to be in the movie? is there going to be a scene where he has his hair tied back, and he's carefully shaving? that would rock. please put that in, because then i'd see it.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Is Michael Myers from hell?

    by Spandau Belly

    I thought he was just Jaime-Lee's crazy brother. This poster looks more like a demonic Hellraiser-type thing. But in that respect it's okay.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Gotta agree with the pack...

    by tristeele

    Everything Ive read, seen and heard about this movie absolutely stinks. I just don't see the reason to let Zombie do this film. I really hope I'm mistaken but this FEELS wrong.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    crap

    by el-guappo

    oh please Rob, feed us this crap. Run out of new ideas and destroy a perfectly fine classic. Thank you sir may we have another?

  • June 8, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Poster is fuckin wicked!

    by BRUTICUS

    I bet Rob Designed it. I hope the movie doesn't have any dumb ass characters like Zombies previous movies. Zombie allowed you into the world of the bad guys far too much in those crap movies.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I think this poster reinforces how it is different

    by TVguy4566

    from the orginal. For me that is a bad thing (for others, maybe not). It seems to reinforce the theme that this Michael Myers was made evil not born evil. The long hair and bulky build reinforces that the actor playing Meyers is a physically impossing man rather than an average man with an angelic face like he was in the orginal. I am not oppose to a remake perse, but I do think that the orginal Halloween is as close to perfect you get with "slasher flicks" and I do think Zombie is abandoning much of what made the orignal special. I agree with Quint. This movie looks like it is going to make people who loved the original so much to cringe and not in a good way. I think in the long run, Zombie would be better off creating his own horror franchise with the single serial killer. I get the feel that other than individual scenes and characters being the same (at least in name) that this movie will have as much in common with Friday the 13th movies as it does Halloween at least in terms of themes and styles.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    MIchael Myers has chosen HD-DVD.., and here's why:

    by Pound Sand

    Because Laurie Strode has a Blu-Ray player, and it doesn't really bring out the black in Mike's eyes. The blackest eyes. The Devils' eyes. Oh, and an August 31 release date is a terrible idea. It's TOO SOON ! ! !

  • June 8, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Great poster, and I like the trailer a lot...

    by Zeke25:17

    ...hell, I even like what he's done with the theme: kept it more or less the same but made it a little "nastier" sounding (the main piano bars have just the slightest tinny "off" sound, as if the piano was a thousand years old and played by a drooling maniac). While agreeing with most on this board re: Hostel 2 (bad), I have to disagree with the prevailing opinion on Zombie's Halloween--I'm guessing it will be one of the best horror films of the year. While The Fog remake was absolute butchery, I'm guessing Carpenter would be proud of this one...we'll see. If nothing else, the soundtrack works!

  • June 8, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST

    That poster sucks more dick than my mom.

    by i kick tits

    And that bitch sucks a lot of dick.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Long Hair What?

    by Shabam

    Doesn't anyone realize he's holding the mask? Won't his hair be up inside of it? I don't remember his hair hanging out in the trailer. I'm gonna go back and watch it to make sure.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Master of Horror ELI ROTH

    by That Reilly Monster

    ...isn't directing this, so AICN will remain skeptical. Until Eli tells them if it's cool or not. Y'know, because he's the one who brings intelligence to the genre. And stuff.<br><br>It doesn't look very good to me either, just sayin'.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Love it or hate it...

    by dcut75

    Jury is still out till I see it. Don't blame Rob though, this remake was going to happen with or without him. At least they let him have total control(for good or ill). It could have been a director with a couple music videos and commercials, with no real knowledge or respect for the orig. Halloween, making this movie. The only way they could have made me care about this movie is to do exactly what they did, take a director with a known love for the genre, who doesn't make shit pg-13 movies. I may truly hate this when I see it, but I will see it and give it a chance. I wanted to hate the Dawn of the Dead remake, I mean really, REALLY hate it. But I thought it was great. (and if you remember, this very site posted an early script review of dotd that was shit, also a story that it was going to be rated pg-13!!) After Dawn, I'll give any remake a chance. (except The Thing, please don't do this Universal!).

  • June 8, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    i kick tits

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Yes, and she's good at it, too! Tell her I'd like another appointment, and that I'm sorry I gagged her and broke her jaw with my size.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Being part of the few, not-so-vocal-minority, of

    by beastie

    people who wasn't a fan of the original Halloween, I liked the trailer for the remake. This poster, on the other hand just sucks. It's not scary. It looks like a poster for a White Zombie concert. And the collage?!?</p><p> Flame me all you want for not caring for the original, I'm comfortable with that. Not everyone has to like everything. I didn't say it was bad. It just wasn't my cup-o-tea.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    fuckballs

    by lionbiu

    It's shit...looks like a WWE horror movie starring Undertaker

  • June 8, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    At least Danny Trejo is on the poster!!

    by bgart13

    Danny's the man!!! I still remember when I found out that the tattoo on his chest was real...man, what a baaad assss... And is that Adrienne Barbeau on the poster too? Didn't remember seeing her listed in the cast.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    And when is Mother Of Tears gonna get mentioned??

    by bgart13

    I mean, come on...Dario was at Cannes with it. Didn't you guys have anyone there? Did I miss that article perhaps? Mother Of Tears could be the kick in the pants horror films need these days. I mean, Eli Roth? I'll give him benefit of the doubt, just cuz Thanksgiving was great...but he still has to prove to me that the money being spent on him is worth it. I've yet to be impressed. In fact...Hostel is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Lame. Boring. Etc.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Again, the word "fresh" in relation to a movie

    by jorson2

    I'm no fan of remakes, partticularly those of movies I don't think need or should be remade. Curiosity alone might get me to see this, but I'm writing to vent, because or some reason, I've developed a real nasty hatred for every instance of the word "fresh" used in any way relating to a movie. To me, fresh is for food and air, not movies. Besides which, from what I've seen, most of what passes for "fresh" on sites like these is little more than cinematic collages of plots and characters seen in decades past put together a little differently and, often, with little or no money -- ie, most Tarantino movies.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    How about

    by mikehuntsbloody

    WHO CARES!!

  • June 8, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Michael's head an ATOM BOMB?!?

    by CENOBITE

    t first glance it looks more like a poster for some Day After film.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    As Jim Ross used to say on WWF

    by Samuel Fulmer

    "Hell, Fire, and Brimstone! Here comes Kane!"

  • June 8, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    The Orginal Halloween would be PG-13 today if

    by TVguy4566

    you cut out the PJ Sole naked breast scene. You watch that movie and there is virtually no blood. The movie was no more gory than PG-13 horror movies like the Ring.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Didn't know Michael Myers

    by skimn

    was a hippie. Damn hippies!!! Agree that this look like 13 Ghosts remake poster. Does anyone remember an old Vincent Price movie from the sixties where his face was made up of images of womens bodies..? Must be a Corman flick.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Its not a REMAKE, but a RE-IMAGININGINGING

    by Mike_D

    duh.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    I wish Rob Zombie

    by Rat Fink

    would just stick to making shitty music. This looks like ass. What a POS poster, movie, director and idea.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Hollywood

    by Darth_Yupium

    Err...remind me why do we need another remake again? Money? Gee I´m surprised!

  • June 8, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Odd choice, the long hair on Myers.

    by GrantChastain

    That's not a negative comment by any means. It's just an odd choice.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    An awful poster

    by palimpsest

    Though DEVIL'S REJECTS was a reasonable movie, with the cinema's best use of 'Freebird' ever. The first flick he made was a dog's breakfast, though. Hmmm. We'll see.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    What's Sabertooth Doing With The Kitchen Knife?

    by Read and Shut Up

    To paraphrase Jeff Goldblum from The Lost World: ("Remaking Halloween) is the worst idea in a the long, sad history of bad ideas."

  • June 8, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    You couldn't pay me to watch any of Eli Roth's

    by Jak0lantern01

    torture fests. I dunno. Just the idea of people strapped to chairs, etc and being tortured isn't my idea of horror or suspense. Rob Zombie's got it all over him. I loved Devil's Rejects, and I have problem with Corpses, which is a film that was watered down by its superior sequel. I guess Zombie doesn't pander enough to this site to make any real news here. But how many Eli Roth interviews? At least we're getting our Transformers coverage. Hehehehehehe......

  • June 8, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Oh, and just a footnote... I'm Black

    by SpencerTrilby

    so I don't give a shit about yours cracka music.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST

    What is the deal with Viggo's Balls?

    by Borgnine JR

    I may be a simple backwoods country lawyer, but why is that phrase being consistently mentioned in the TB's?

  • June 8, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I'm liking this...

    by screamster101

    I don't care what anyone says, I am going to see this movie on opening day. You can all take your fucking Spiderman 3 meets the Pirates of the shit Carribean and shove it. Finally a movie that will have some balls!!! Side Note: I watched the original Halloween for like the 400th time the other day and found it waaaaaayyyyy outdated. I hope this new version is not a let down.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Spike a turd

    by Sigmar25

    it never gets old

  • June 8, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    eat

    by Sigmar25

    i meant to say 'eat'... where the fuck did 'spike' come from? oh well

  • June 8, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Did they keep the Shat Mask.

    by Christopher3

    Hey Mr. Tambourine Man play a song for me.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Hollywood has told us how good this movie is...

    by RBrooksC

    This movie is being released during the Labor Day Weekend. Hollywood always dumps their awful and worst movies during that weekend. So be ready to be disappointed.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST

    The good thing with expectations this low...

    by The Dum Guy

    Is that if it's even marginally good (the movie) then most people will be happy with it, or they will just completely loathe it for not being like the original. As for me, I didn't really like "House" that much, but thought "Devil's" was one of the most enjoyable films that came out that year (wasn't it like two years back?), so I'm kinda on the fence on this one, but leaning towards hoping its good.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    poster sucks

    by Mogwai Democracy

    movie will suck. end of line.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by lionbiu

    OT: Paris Hilton gets shoved back in Jail for 45 days, lol. Hoooray.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    That is TERRIBLE.

    by PwnedByStallone

    That poster just gives me a fucking headache.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    If they want to sell tickets...

    by Phimseto

    ...they should just take that picture of Paris Hilton crying that's currently on Drudge and put "Halloween" on it. I'd pay to see it.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    The Trailer Didn't Look Too Bad

    by ChiTownsBest

    The only problem is that I read the script and I agree with what Quint said about being able to see everything that is wrong in the script. If Michael Myers speaks as an adult I'll throw my popcorn at the screen!!! This has potential, but I hope there have been some changes.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Quint, Love ya, Man...

    by Rando Calrisian

    But can you just get your head out of your bung hole and post one thing about this movie without your bitching about how it is wrong? It is wrong for you. The original film still stands as one of the greatest slasher movies ever - and it will always be there. Stop your whining. It's a damn remake - hardly any remake has ever been better than the original. You sound like all the other little talkback biotches that are upset because of the flames on Optimus... damn, dude... give it a rest.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I need horror movie recommendations...

    by MisterE

    Greetings, all. I'm a member of BlockBuster's in-store all-you-can-rent plan and need recommendations on some good horror films to rent. If it was released in the last 3 or 4 years, then I probably haven't seen it. Any suggestions?

  • June 8, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    so rob zombie is actually mm..

    by theonecalledshoe

    makes sense. I wonder if shatner sees a dime from his face being used so much.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    i read...

    by mr.cancerstix

    the script, and apparently in the Rob Zombie universe everyone says "fuck" repeatedly, even when the word doesn't apply to the situation. His characters also get very angry in response to simple questions. I like the fact that Michael Myers used to masurbate to pictures of dead cats, that's HOT!!! Other than that, anyone who didn't love the original is gonna cream their Hot Topic gear over htis one. Good call on the poster too, it does look like the poter for a movie The Undertaker is in....spooky!!!

  • June 8, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    between Fri13th, Nightmare and Halloween

    by Magic Rat

    Halloween was always in 3rd place for me. Never cared for the Mike Meyers character. Don't see the point in this now.

  • June 8, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Here's an idea, remake "Ice Pirates".

    by godoffireinhell

    That's a brilliant fucking idea if I ever heard one.

  • June 8, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Halloween in August? Dumb

    by hatespeech

    really stupid.

  • June 8, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Example of a Hostel 2 review

    by Jak0lantern01

    Not that critics matter, but: You live in a free country, you put up with crud like Hostel Part II. It truly is crud, though. The film is the definition of torture porn, and regarding the Motion Picture Association of America's business-friendly, brain-free decision to give it an R rating: If this film gets by with an R, then what is left to warrant an NC-17?

  • June 8, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST

    The only bad part of Werewolf Women of the SS was...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    the fact that Zombie felt the need to explain every awesome cameo that he had. Other than that, it had potential.

  • June 8, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    People were audibly amused by Zombies Grindhouse

    by Jak0lantern01

    trailer. At least in the theatre I was in. I think many of you just have it in for Zombie for no real good reason aside from the fact that he's Rob Zombie.

  • June 8, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Wow..........

    by plisskenman

    Hey mom look, its a glow in the dark house of wax mask....oh wait..I see alot of people on drugs inside the mask who wasted their time doing this movie...a...Hallocination

  • June 8, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Ya know what

    by skimn

    let em remake whatever the fuck they want. In this case Carpenter will get some bucks, and he can buy some more reefer. All inferior remakes will find their way to the bargain bin eventually. I know production on remakes push aside the chance for original material to be made, and makes the studios choices dumber and safer, but after the abomination of Gus Van Fuck's remake of Psycho, Hitchcock's Psycho still remains untarnished and can be viewed at any time.

  • June 8, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST

    CANT WAIT.........

    by plisskenman

    AWRIGHT....Michael Myers VS The Undertaker...guess there will be a fire in the myers house.....I condemm Rob Zombie to having a big plastic bag put over his head and having a homeless guy fart steak sandwich gas into the bag..thus eliminating zombie and the possibility of a shit-o-ween 2

  • June 8, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    This is old...

    by Fenrisulfr

    It was already on the official Halloween movies website for quite a while ! Poster looks fine, a bit too bright and sophisticated though. Would have loved something much sinister and mysterious.

  • June 8, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    house of 1000 corpses

    by jonboy83

    is the worst movie i have ever seen. someone take the camera away from rob. he single handedly ruined "free bird"

  • June 8, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Leave his hair alone...

    by Fenrisulfr

    for a more "Heavy Metal" appearance. I like it.

  • June 8, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    ROB ZOMBIE+HALLOWEEN=.....

    by plisskenman

    The night the devils retard came home........

  • June 8, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    "Worst part of Grindhouse" No Way!

    by trafficguy2000

    The worst part of that flick was the menu items on display from the dinner next door. That was some nasty vittles!

  • June 8, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    TOO SOON!!

    by Pageiv

    Anyone look at the calender and see Halloween is in October?

  • June 8, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    What an incredible waste of time for everyone involved

    by IndustryKiller!

    Why would anyone who considers themselves an artist, like I'm assuming Zombie does, waste his time making an inevitably inferior remake of a film that stands the test of time so god damned well? The aesthetic could never match that of the 70's original, especially because so much of it's appeal derives straight from the era in which it was made. Bad script or not this is going to be a complete waste of time in a theatre. I'm also not sure Zombie can curb his penchant for exploitation to make a film of genuine horror.

  • June 8, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    This movie should be.........

    by plisskenman

    pushed to a release date of september 21st or 28th, august 31 is toooooooo early. Are they trying to tie the movie in with WWE Summer Slam which also is at the end of august??

  • June 8, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Rob Zombie

    by TheLastAngryMan

    is a cunt. DIE YOU CUNT.

  • June 8, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    fiester & Free Bird

    by bgart13

    Fiester: Casablanca was remade. It's called Barb Wire! And re: Free Bird...it was ruined the day any of those yahoos thought it up. Worst song...ever.

  • June 8, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    The backwards capatability of the poster feels right.

    by la_sith

    Can't wait to see this on HD-DVD.

  • June 8, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    It's gonna suck.

    by lost.rules

    But then again, how could it not?

  • June 8, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    It's a Dimension film, so It'll be HD DVD exclusive

    by polyh3dron

    oh well...

  • June 8, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    This story needs.....

    by Loosejerk

    more ZOMBIE WANG! Quint, dig through your "My Pictures" folder!

  • June 8, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    After Zombie makes money off this remake......

    by plisskenman

    He will remake............ Terror Train..aka.Metal Train Prom Night...aka..Headbangers Ball

  • June 8, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Good Point Soylent......

    by plisskenman

    All hail the return of the Lobby Card..via the movie poster.

  • June 8, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Actually

    by plisskenman

    After seeing all the images in the mask..I just saw the entire movie!!, so save your 8.50. just decode the poster.

  • June 8, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    That poster is too busy

    by Mullah Omar

    Something simple and subtle would have been more appropriate. Then again, a different director would have been appropriate, too. I expect nothing good to come out of this remake.

  • June 8, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    What does this have to do with Eli Roth?

    by lost.rules

    Is he producing or something?

  • June 8, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    why...

    by RomeroRules

    Why does everyone love Christopher Nolan and Martin Campbell for reinventing Batman and James Bond and then so viciously rag on Rob Zombie for trying to do the same thing for Michael Myers? And I am not saying that this is true of EVERYONE, but why do their reasons more often than not mirror the ones already pilfered on this site? Opinions which, by the way, were from an early draft of the script. Call me a plant . I could care less. After all the Thorn crap in Halloween 6 and the Busta Rhymes smackdown in part 8, Michael Myers needs a freakin makeover and The Devil's Rejects is by far ample enough evidence Rob Zombie can do this quite well. It's been said that showing us why Michael became evil would make him less scary, but depicting events that the original movie does not contradict does not "explain" anything. People are unfortunately abused and picked on all the time but do not always pick up kitchen knives and go on killing sprees. Some turn out to be fairly well adjusted people. So where does the explanation come in? If you're tired of horror remakes I understand, believe me. But this would have happened eventually and a great filmmaker is behind it. Just don't hate it before you see it. Or because someone else does.

  • June 8, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Not that great.

    by jrbarker

    But I do think they should remake ICE PIRATES!!

  • June 8, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Why does he have long hair?

    by crackerfarmboy

    Seriously what's the fucking point? Isn't the whole character of Michael Myers supposed to be that he is JUST PLAIN EVIL??? There's not supposed to be a heartwrenching backstory? And where are the whores? I'm sorry I'm way too drunk to continue this pointless rant. Go fuck your mother's tits.

  • June 8, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Romero Rules

    by FeedMeAStrayCat

    These people hate on movies they have not a single fucking clue about because we live in a world where the internet can make everyone seem like a badass. They can bitch and moan because nobody can see them or question them, hiding behind their computer screens. They call Eli Roth and Rob Zombie, in this TB, cunts and fuckers and saying they need to die because they have nothing better to do. Nobody here knows these guys and they think they can talk shit about them, the people, and not the movies themselves. If you dont like a movie, just say it and call it good. If you really want to rag on these guys, make yourself questionable to the public. And most people here were dissing on James Bond being redone. Then they were all praising it when it came out. Give the movie a little more of a chance. When it gets closer and more reviews come in, make a choice. Dont diss it before you know much about it.

  • June 8, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Torture Pron began with House 1K Corpses...

    by spud mcspud

    That long, long, long, long, long shot with the cop on his knees about to be blown away... and then he is. We're in no doubt what we're meant to feel when that happens: we're meant to be glad he shot the cop. Zombie was right there with the first beginnings of Torture Pron, along with Eli "IS a big cock, not HAS a big cock" Roth.<P> That said I've read the script on the net - fuck it's bad. Everything you hoped he wouldn't get wrong, he got wrong. Do we have to watch another derivative redneck psycho movie? He did it much better with DEVIL'S REJECTS (where at least the bastards got their comeuppances) and Carpenter's HALLOWE'EN is a sacred text in the history of horror. This will suck to the maximum. And Carpenter - one of the truly, truly great movie directors - deserved to be bitch-slapped for EVER agreeing to allow this to be made. He's a sell-out and Zombie is a limited film-maker at best.<P> RomeroRules: people hate this remake because the script is the most derivative, regurgitated piece of hacked together shit you will ever read. Every cliche about backwoods redneck psychos you can imagine is there. What - are we supposed to feel sorry for the kid? For fuck's sake. To see how the "inside the mind of a serial killer" movie REALLY works, try MANHUNTER and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. I LOVE MANHUNTER, didn't like SILENCE in any way - way over-rated - but I can't argue that it is incredibly well-made and almost the authority in on-screen serial killer psychology. Truly encyclopaedic.<P> Sadly, something I don't think we can accuse rob Zombie of being. Stop reading FANGORIA and all those FBI "I know killers" books and writer something truly original.<P> Bring back Clive Barker. The sequels were shit but at least HELLRAISER was truly, completely original.

  • June 8, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I meant PORN, not PRON

    by spud mcspud

    Stupid, stupid me. I type too damn fast.

  • June 8, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Whoa..

    by skimn

    ..did I really see Adrienne Barbeau in that poster? Is that a compliment or a slap in the face to Carpenter?

  • June 8, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ. It may be the shittiest poster since...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Damn. I don't actually remember a poster THAT shitty. Of course, based on everything that "zombie" has puked out so far, and especially on Quint's script review, I may not remember a film that shitty when I fast-forward through a download of this crap. Yep, "zombie", that's how much you'll get from me - some used bandwidth.

  • June 8, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Reminds me...

    by VladT

    ...of the Donnie Darko poster.

  • June 8, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    I doubt anyone who read the script...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Holds out even an iota of hope for this. The script is pure amateur hour, a generic slasher flick, with serial killer 101 scenes welded on to make it 'more real', and not a character to care about among the lot. Nothing new, nothing clever, nothing scary.

  • June 8, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Hey that should be the movie's tagline...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Nothing new, nothing clever, nothing scary.

  • June 8, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Viggo's Balls!!Why do people hate rob zombie?

    by TORTURE PWN

    His music sucks.His movies suck.And most of all his need to make too many arbitrary changes to a classic horror icon effectively removing the elements that made said character a classic sucks. Not to mention hhis degree of "asshole-ness" makes Eli Roth look like Mother Teresa.

  • June 8, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    I think Ill Pass..

    by Redfive!

    Devils Rejects was a great step foward for Zombie and now he just took 3 steps back.Just when you think you have someone who wnats to do original horror you get a steaming pile of crap like this. Now I havent seen the movie but I probally never will,I hate remakes of Master Pieces,its just a money maker for the studios and an ego boost for the director.Who thinks he can do soemthing different which will be totally wrong.

  • June 8, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Shit remakes...

    by spud mcspud

    How bad is it that every remake made this year so far, when referred to by any TBer, has to start with "well at least we still have the exceptional original movie"... Which basically is saying that the remake is inferior - hence: WHY MAKE THE FUCKING REMAKE???<P> And will someone bitch-slap Carpenter for allowing this to happen AGAIN? Did he learn NOTHING from the Fog remake? Can't some sympathetic movie fanatic billionaire pay Carpenter NOT to allow another remake? Fuck, I would... if I were a millionaire!!!

  • June 8, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Any chance Paris Hilton plays a victim in this?

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Because after having to endure the frickin' Paris saga ALL day on EVERY channel as if she warranted 9/11 event-like coverage, right now I'm rooting for the cathartic experience of another movie like HOUSE OF WAX where the nitwit gets it and is gone.<p>As for the poster, I'd say "Eh." On the one hand it's not heinously bad, but on the other it just seems a bit cookie-cutter to me. Nothing really special or especially clever in the art design. Wow, a big head that's actually a mosaic. As for the lower figure, and as others have noted, what's up with the rock star hair look? And the fact that he's carrying the mask (to somewhat humanise him) instead of actually wearing it just makes him seem emotionally smaller to me. Then again, I'll admit I'm lukewarm on the project altogether since I still don't see why they're doing a remake to begin with. The original remains essentially perfect as is, for what it is. This isn't a story that needed retelling at all.<p>Bascally my viewpoint is this: if you're someone like Zombie and you feel you have THAT much of an original, fresh take on something (like the slasher genre), then why not just DO an all-new, fresh movie that you really can call your own? Again, as others have said as well, I don't really want or need sort of lame "humanizing" backstory to explain Mike Meyers. Frankly, I think its far, far, far more scary to just think of him as a relentless killing machine that does defy explanation. My point being that once you do explain it all...well, it just loses a lot of its inherent mystique and terror. Some things are best left unexplained to ensure they're far more horrifying.

  • June 8, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Evil has a new density...

    by Johannes

    no..destiny...i'm sorry;)

  • June 8, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    LAME LAME LAME LAME

    by DoctorWho?

    LAME

  • June 8, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    D'you know what?

    by pdennett316

    This COULD be a reasonable slasher movie. I hated Zombies other 2 flicks with a passion, but you never know he might have gotten better (thats a big fucking might). But, why didn't he just create his own franchise from scratch rather than simply leasing the name of another? He wouldn't be taking nearly so much shit. Oh, and the whole abused-as-a-child cliche is getting old, find some new way to make us sympathetic...maybe he lost his cat or something and he just snapped. Go post-modern and have a guy flip out after watching so many shitty remakes of superior movies - every TB'er would empathise with the guy, until Michael Bay kills him in a surprise, twist ending. What am I on about? Who knows?

  • June 8, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Ranma

    by FeedMeAStrayCat

    I understand people have read the script and the trailer gives a look at the movie. I dont know for 100%, but is the script everyone said they read the definate final script? I'm not saying this is going to be great or anything, but most people seem to be hating this solely on the fact they are remaking it and the original is the best and should not be redone. Now, I love the original, but I'm not going to say the new one sucks before I hear anything real on it. Conclusions seem to be jumped at long before it seems appropriate these days is really the point I was making. There was the same hate before the script review, trailer, or poster. It seemed akin to people hating Casino Royale when only Daniel Craig had been cast. Now most have changed opinion. It seems we have some disagreement on Zombies movies, as Devils Rejects was the one I liked and House I thought was lesser horror. Werewolf was weak, and Cage was the best part, so I agree largely on that point. I It just seems like there is not civilized convo about things anymore.

  • June 8, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Meh

    by TattooedBillionaire

    I'm not too crazy about this poster. It's not horrible, though. Even if the movie sucked, I expected we would at least get a cool poster. Now, I don't know what to think.

  • June 8, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Fuck this film......HINO!

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Seriously.

  • June 8, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Script Online?

    by Red Diver

    Anyone got a link to where I can find the script? Just based on how many are bashing the shit out of the script, it just makes me want to read it more. <br><br>If it is as bad as people are saying, maybe Eli Roth should just film Quint reading the Halloween script...torture porn indeed.

  • June 8, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Iraq

    by classyfredblassy

    Wow, it took up to 14 posts for some moonbat to mention Iraq or Bush in thread about the Halloween remake. You neo-libs are off your game tonight. Wow about "we need a Halloween remake like we need to see Hillary's Fat Ass on tv for 4 years"? In keep with the "Fairness Act" and all that.

  • June 8, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Would people have honestly been happier w/a sequel?

    by The Dum Guy

    Or should I say another one? After Resurrection, I really can't understand how so many people are angry about this movie. Does anyone else remember Busta Rhymes, anyone?

  • June 8, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Picture of a Better Poster- Mad Styled

    by ThePilgrim

    http://tinyurl.com/3e55ov

  • June 8, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    "Trick or Treat Motherfucker?"

    by Fenrisulfr

    Isn't that what he says in the film? Didn't see it.

  • June 8, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    hilarious

    by Fenrisulfr

    This poster is hilarious LOL

  • June 8, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Of course he has long hair...

    by quantize

    he has to look like one of Rob Zombies try-hard industrial goth ass-clinging buddies.. RETARDED...

  • June 8, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    About the hair

    by Fenrisulfr

    Myers already had long hair as a kid. He probably hasn't psychologically evolved from the night he killed his first sister to the night he returned home. I don't think he gives a fuck about his hair length. I really don't see what's wrong with the hair. It's not like he had short hair as a boy and decided to let his hair grow as an adult.

  • June 8, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    ranma627

    by The Dum Guy

    So you're saying you'd have gone with another sequel? And you're calling me dumb? The sequels were ruining the image of Michael Myers way more than any re-imagining could.

  • June 8, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    ok...

    by The Dum Guy

    So a sequel that would involve Michael Myers getting locked in a zoo, then deciding to kill penguins before having to fight a lion, would have been better?

  • June 8, 2007, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Well...that's a pretty unfortunate poster.

    by Red Ned Lynch

    Yep, if you wanted a poster that screamed I don't get what made Halloween work that pretty much sums it up. Guess you could have added some demonic clowns or those little puffball guys from Ghoulies. Hell, there may be some in there, somewhere.

  • June 8, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Where do all the Carpenter/pot smoking stories...

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    ...come from?? J/c. And seriously, Rob should delay the movie a month just so he can get P. Hilton in there as a victim. At least get a dead ringer look-alike. I think everyone would think that was a howl. Finally...Ice Pirates certainly could use a remake. AND (sorry!) Clive Barker is soon publishing a book that ties in ALL of his universes....last I heard it was about 800 pages long. CLIVE BARKER is STILL "the future of horror" (Zombie is doing good work as well, F Eli Roth!) All hail Viggo's Balls!

  • June 8, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    To me , Ranma , it comes

    by The Dum Guy

    To me , Ranma , it comes down to either choosing to get kicked in the balls or slapped in the face, I'll take the lesser of pains in this situation. I'm a fan of the Halloween series, hell the first Halloween was one of the first videos I bought for myself back when I was like eleven, but after seeing how the sequels were progressing I would rather have Zombie try and do something different... I say I'm a fan, but I've never gotten up the courage to watch Season of the Witch.

  • June 8, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Rob Zombie Sucks ass!

    by plissken77

    fuck Rob Zombie. Fuck Eli Roth. Fuck em up they're fucking asses. Long Live John Carpenter!!!!!!!

  • June 8, 2007, 8:36 p.m. CST

    There is only one Dr. Sam Loomis

    by Sean Harris

    "Now that Donald Pleasance has passed, there's no need for anymore Halloween films. Dr. Loomis is an essential component of a good Halloween film." Word.

  • June 8, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    I'm not saying it should continue, but...

    by The Dum Guy

    I'm a whore for watching a continued series, I like to see how the series develops, but the way the series of Halloween sequels was going was horrible, so I'm more for going with a different route. I'm not saying they should continue to re-use Michael Myers as a character, but they'll do it anyway because they know if it's made cheap enough it will turn a buck. In fact they were going to go with a sequel before this remake thing was in the works, but Al Queda (sp?) decided to kill the old producer of the series, so we were going to get another Halloween regardless of what the "fans" wanted.

  • June 8, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Unbelievable!!!

    by DuncanDisorderly

    Halloween is my favourite film of all time. You can't improve John Carpenter's original film so why is this travesty being released? Rob Zombie, one question: " WHY? "

  • June 8, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    I SEE THE CAT IN THE HAT IN THIS POSTER! UPPER LEFT

    by Pound Sand

    by the newspaper article. Aw, I guess it's just Mike Myers as Cat in the Hat.

  • June 8, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST

    ranma627-you're right

    by TORTURE PWN

    Why is it so hard for people to get it throgh their heads that a GOOD SEQUEL IS POSSIBLE WITH THE RIGHT TALENT ATTATCHED?The story could go in any number of directions other than another lame ass "reimagining" that basically uses the name as a marketing tool for the studios & a vanity project for a hack/borderline plagiarist director.I've said that a million times in a million talkbacks.Nobody else seems to get it.

  • June 8, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    NO MORE REMAKES!!

    by Wakewolf

    Why is Hollywood so obsessed with remaking classics (John Carpenter films in particular)?? Script writers need to sit at a table and brainstorm NEW IDEAS for a change. Toss ideas around, be creative...PLEASE!!

  • June 8, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    p.s. If you flip the poster upside down and

    by TORTURE PWN

    hold it up to a mirror on a Tuesday when it's dark after a game of Fizbin,in the upper right hand corner you can see a picture of Venom with a thought baloon over his head saying "Too Zombie." It's true!

  • June 8, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Next remake; The Evil Dead

    by Fenrisulfr

    Approved by Raimi and Bruce "The Chin" Campbell himself. Sad.

  • June 8, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Next remake: The Evil Dead

    by Fenrisulfr

    Approved by Sam Raimi and Bruce "the Chin" Campbell himself. Sad !

  • June 8, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Oops...

    by Fenrisulfr

    sorry about that.

  • June 8, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Rob Zombie's Black Christmas: Coming June 2009 !

    by Pound Sand

    Great release date on this HINO, guys.

  • June 8, 2007, 9:02 p.m. CST

    And look, I'm not some knee-jerk...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...anti-remake person. The Maltese Falcon was a remake. Carpenter's The Thing was a remake. There are plenty of properties out there that could not only be remade but could probably be bettered. Carpenter even made a few of them. For instance, there's a lot of good ideas in Prince of Darkness, but put the right person in the driver's seat and they could probably do it better. And I'm not even against lesser remakes that work in their own arena. I was pleasantly surprised to find the Dawn remake watchable. Snyder took the title and made an enjoyable little zombie movie with zero subtext. Because it clearly didn't have the aspirations of the original it could work on its own terms. And I wouldn't even automatically cry foul at a remake that took an icon and reconfigured it. But when you're dealing with an iconic movie figure you have to keep in mind what made that figure iconic in the first place. Can you play with those things? Sure. Can you abandon them? Well, they did with the American Godzilla, and that worked great, so...oh wait, no, it didn't. It was atrocious, taking away everything people loved about the cheesy big guy and yet retaining every bit of the cheese, while adding only the same tropes the guys who made it had already used (up) in Independence Day and Stargate. And so far what we've heard of this rebirth gives us a lot of White Trash Trailer Park boogie, which we've already been treated to from Zombie, and seems absolutely at odds with the central theme of the original Halloween, which was that this little boy went all the way wrong with nothing at all the cause it. Which, yeah, was central to what made the character. Now I don't pronounce any film dead until I've watched it at least long enough to see if it has a pulse, but the prognosis for this one seems pretty grim.

  • June 8, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    What gets me, ranma627...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...is that these remakes are playing that same stupid card over and over again. The Black Christmas remake, which is probably the worst movie I've seen in the past twelve months, took a scary little movie which did the best job anyone's ever done with the "phone killer" bit, a movie that absolutely depended on never finding out anything about the killer, and turned it into this horrible abortion of a movie which, in addition to asking you to believe about a dozen of the most stupidly implausible things any movie has ever required a viewer to believe in order to continue suspending disbelief also gave the killer the most white trash obvious back story possible. Alcoholic, chain-smoking mother, murdering step-daddy, kid living in a hole in the attic color by numbers nonsense. And having read a draft of this movie's script it looks like the same thing in even greater caricature. One would think that logically, if it were your wont to remake a movie, you would try to do the following three things: 1. Identify and keep those things that made it unique and/or made it worth remaking. 2. Identify those elements which didn't work and/or could logically be improved and try to fix or improve them. 3. Update those things which may have worked at the time the original was made but which thematically, or because of societal changes would no longer be effective, while always keeping in mind points 1 and 2. It just doesn't seem like that hard a formula, and remakes which have been successful seem to have followed it.

  • June 8, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    So, what would the essential things NOT..

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...to change in Halloween be? 1. The relationship between Loomis and Michael. 2. The completely inexplicable nature of whatever "happened" to Michael to turn him into the unstoppable, inhuman monster he has become. 3. The Mask. Anyone care to add anything else? These are the three things I can think of, and, unfortunately, the only one it looks as though this movie kept was the mask.

  • June 8, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Didn't one of the sequels try to explain Myers?

    by The Dum Guy

    Was it the Curse of Michael Myers? Been awhile since I've seen it, wasn't it the one with the cult? I should probably just Wiki it.

  • June 8, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I love how Tyler Mane gets billed third...

    by Charlie Murphy

    and yeah, that poster's not great. Who's doing the music for this? I can't make it out at the bottom there...

  • June 8, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    The Undertaker is...

    by vettebro

    Michael Myers? Lame...

  • June 8, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    The Script...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    To the guy who asked, no we are not bitching about the shooting script, but the first draft, and yes that makes us cunts because bla bla bla However, I defy anyone to read it and think the same guy is going to do rewrites and make it a good movie. <p> Also there is a huge difference between a remake and two different films based on the same source material. Someone mentioned The Thing and Maltese Falcon, these are great because they went back to the source material and did a much better job with it than the earlier movie. That is not at all the same as some studio exec saying 'hey, you know what movie I used to like, and which the key demographic has never see? Well lets remake that fucker... Now move the poolboy and the coke closer to me, I don't want to cross the room...<p> And lastly to the 'well isn't a remake better than another sequel' argument. STOP FUCKING PLAYING THEIR GAME. We don't need either, lets do something that is as fresh and interesting as Halloween was back then. Amazing idea, that used to be the soul of cinema, but seems to have been discarded around ten years ago...

  • June 8, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    LOL!

    by DamnYouMB

    No more Batcycle!

  • June 8, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    THE BATCYCLE WENT AWAY....TOO SOON !

    by Pound Sand

    But it was an exciting time.

  • June 8, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST

    not diggin it at all

    by godzooka

    back to the drawing board! Now!

  • June 8, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    I'd hold this film back for Halloween!

    by Orionsangels

    Release it like two weeks before Halloween. They'd make buttloads more money.

  • June 8, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    I agree about NO MORE REMAKES

    by Orionsangels

    You young lazy bastards! Yeah you know who you are. Go seek at the originals! Stop waiting for Hollywood to make a snazy CGI remake. That butchers the original classic version. What's next an Excalibur remake? A 2001 Space Odyssey remake. Why??? If the originals still hold up. Watch those, but nope. You go see these awful remakes and they end up making a buttload a money and Hollywood gets convinced that this is what the public wants today.

  • June 8, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    no more Batcycle....

    by Loosejerk

    but Quint will give us more ROTH WEINER!!!

  • June 8, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    damn batcycle

    by chiahead

    i wish it would come back.

  • June 8, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    finally....

    by hellnback

    i don't understand why so many people get pissed off cuz someone wants to reimagine a series like this. why complain about remakes when the real complaining should go to the crappy lame ass sequels that kept coming out. at first i was pissed off that they were remaking halloween just as i was when they remade the TX chainsaw massacre. but after watching the remake of chainsaw i realized that this was just a new start to the series. it wasn't truely a remake but just a fresh take on the whole thing. c'mon sheriff hoyt became one of my favorite family members since chop top. as for halloween, the only good movies from the original series were parts 1, 2, and H20, which i consider the real halloween trilogy. but that story has been told and now it's time to start it over and hopefully if this movie is done well then any sequels that come after it don't go all shitty like the sequels to the original movie. but that's too much to ask for isn't it. keep michael myers a crazed killer with all the rage and anger in him and keep him away from the supernatural cult that was controlling him, cuz that was just stupid.

  • June 9, 2007, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Rob Cummings should have stole the Jaws plot outline

    by ThePilgrim

    A drunk teen girl who went swimming disappears her dismembered body is found. The Towns Police Chief begins to suspect that it's a shark after a killer whale turns up with dismembered on the beach. The Towns Higher Up's don't want anyone in the town too know that they might have a shark issue so they tell the Chief to shut up and quit making a scene. We have a flase attack mayhem insues all are shaken. The Chief gets in big trouble, and then another real shark attack goes down. A shark expert shows up. He gives the Chief a book on sharks and let's him know a few things about sharks in general. The town folk try to find said shark but they wind up hurting one another. some stupid kids punk the town and make them think that they are a shark and it's too bad that they survived. Finally another personal attack from the shark that almost cost the Chiefs sons life goes down. The Town's Higher ups and the Chief approach a guy who's killed sharks his whole life. The shark killer is a despot who remains on the drunk. His only concern is the rich reward he will recieve for finding and killing said shark. He doesn't think much about the Shark Expert or the Chief. They set out with only themselves as company into the sharks stomping grounds to bait and trap said shark. What happens from this point forward is nothing short of amazing. If I had the task to reimage Halloween. I would borrow from Jaws plot outline. Instead we get White trash, dead dog polaroid jerking, stripper mom and her loser dick drunk cruel verbally abusive boyfriend having, school boy-girl looking bullied, baby sister lusting, psycho killer, and a Loomis who is such a twat- whos all about his book and his fame and elegant lifestyle. Fuck this remake.

  • June 9, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Fuck serial killers, give me a cool vampire movie!

    by J.P. SHAW

    ign posted aq 30 Days of Night trailer, and no one seems to care

  • June 9, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    I REALLY dig this poster.

    by Negative Man

    A bunch of pics representing the evil done unto and by Michael Myers that blends into an angry reddish mushroom cloud of fury and then becomes the 'face' of evil... I likes it! I likes it a lot.

  • June 9, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Teh largest hate group on the planet?

    by Stewie_Griffin

    Firstly the whole idea of a re-imagining is bollocks. If it was shit in the first place, no one would try, they only go for films that were already fine (waits for Scorsese's Soul Man) and then what's the point?? The whole idea of this is shit, rebooting this is shit and pandering to inept filmmakers like Zombie is ridiculous. What has he done in the past to even be considered for a project like this?? Nothing. Utter shit. Now what we have here is probably the largest group of perople who collectively care (or just moan) about a subject. So it may as well fall to us. We have a choice. Sit here behind a screen and moan or don't go see it. not only that, tell everyone you know you have seen it and it was the biggest pile of shit you've ever seen. I don't know about you guys, but there are at least 5 people I know who won't go see this film on my recommendation. what if we all do this?? I couldn't care less if it's the greatest film in years, they need to be stopped, the fact hey even tried sickens me. Send out a message lol

  • June 9, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    and the poster is wank

    by Stewie_Griffin

    And it's 6am and I'm still pissed. Nice

  • June 9, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST

    I like Alfred E Newman Poster Better it shows

    by ThePilgrim

    The original Posters Weakness. http://tinyurl.com/3e55ov

  • June 9, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    That was a cool bike.

    by Mace Tofu

    : (

  • June 9, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    EVIL NEEDS A NEW TAGLINE

    by Laserbrain

    Ecchh.

  • June 9, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Witch Pig Revenge

    by ThePilgrim

    Vampires are gay, dickless men with long teeth. Whats so scary about that? Just give us a Dyed In The Wool Director that brings forth a film that is so original and strong with it's message that We can truly say that they are among the legendary pedigree of the past Artists of the Horror field. John, Wes, Romero, and Hoopers first horror film messages were extremely strong and legendary. These first outings have all endured the test of time and where mega sucesses when released both commercially and impactually. Let's stop saying great student of the genre. why are failed first in the attempts in horror so honored. If time has proven anything wiht horror you either you come out with "The Shit" "if you rto be the shit for 10 years or so" or your an "Ass caked in colon mud". Thats all there is too it. Wes, John, George and Tobe did just fine on the first horror outings they took. Sure they did their little experiment films before hand, but they didn't showcase it too a large audience. They made their mistakes in secret, and learned from them. Praise and Honor were found in Merit not Placment.

  • June 9, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Genius IQ

    by spiderwalk007

    I have a feeling that most of the posters on this site have black eyeliner and a gaycut.SAD.

  • June 9, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    I LIKE IT HALFWAY

    by Darth Melkor

    I'm a fan of the way Michael looks, holding the mask, almost like a gunslinger. Sure it's not realy what Michael Myers would do, but it's cool looking. I don't really get the photos though. Seems out of place.

  • June 9, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Cheers to Stewie_Griffin!

    by TORTURE PWN

    I'm with you 100%.This shit's gotta stop somewhere,and it might as well be with the guy who pooped THE DEVIL'S RETARDS onto the world.Too bad there's so many morons out there who'll pay good money just to see how bad this thing'll be.

  • June 9, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    The real question

    by PAC-MAN

    Why does the poster show him holding his mask? Doesn't his character need to have it on at all times to be the evil slasher he is?

  • June 9, 2007, 1:41 a.m. CST

    ROB ZOMBIE'S KING KONG coming 2009

    by plisskenman

    starring Sid Haig dressed up in a monkey suit sucking his own dick through a plastic banana.

  • June 9, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Pac man.......

    by plisskenman

    I think its leatherface starring in this halloween remake instead of Michael Myers.

  • June 9, 2007, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Fuck you Zombie

    by boogy110

    Someone should take away this guys directing chair. I love his music, I fucking hate his movies. I waited over 2 years in anticipation for house of a 1,000 corpses to be relased. When I finally got to see it in theaters, I nearly walked out. Devis Rejects, was slightly better, but still a big piece of shit. I can't wait to see how he will murder a classic.

  • June 9, 2007, 1:47 a.m. CST

    ahhhh

    by PAC-MAN

    then that must be the elm street house in the background then. gotcha.

  • June 9, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    I <3 Eli Roth

    by down75

    When I found out the release date I figured this was going to be shit. This poster has confirmed that. They are releasing in August so they can roll out the directors cut dvd for Halloween, thinking thats where they will make their money.

  • June 9, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST

    ROB ZOMBIE'S GHOSTBUSTERS coming 2010

    by plisskenman

    Starring..Triple H as venkman, The Undertaker as spengler, The big show as Ray stanz and Booker T as Winston...oh yeah and Sid Haig as Slimer

  • June 9, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Spidercut thats is exactly

    by ThePilgrim

    Spidercut thats is exactly the demographic Rob is after. He says he hates Emo Fags and yet his myers is exactly that. He's a boy but he looks like a pudgy girl. He has a bad life everything with a pulse fucks with him. His mom is a stripper her boyfreind is a drunk. She neglects him. The boyfreind verbally abuses him and makes psychical threats. Myers abuses and kills small animals. He masturbates to the recordings of these animals being abused while looking at pictures of thier dismembered corpses. His older sister is slutty. She verbally abuses him him and calls him a freak. Kids at school pick on michael myers and beat him up. The whole town knows that his mom shakes her ass for money. He records himself killing his first victim. A small girl he follow home. He tricks her into following him too what he claims to be a halloween candy tree that makes candy on halloween. He pulls a dead cat out of the tree. Then he pushes her into a hole and wacks her over the head with a stick over and over again and then he pisses on her dead body. then he goes home waits for his sister judith to fuck her boyfriend he kills him then he kills his mothers boyfreind and then he kills his sister. He leaves the baby sister laurie alone. He admires her. Maybe because she seems pure to him or something. He recorded the killing spread on his trust tape recorder and he sits on the front steps playing it when his mom comes back home. I mean if that aint some Emo fag shit. i dont know what is. Rob said that remakes where lame. Now he's making a remake but he says it's not a remake. Rob says toys made myers to cute and killed his scary off. Rob has a toy myers figure coming out from neca toys, and he gives away free stickers for his total skull fans. Rob says the dog photo jerk off fest was just a casting call sheet used to weed out leave it to beaver types from his film and not something with in any draft of the screenplay. Robs a face saving, Through the teeth lying, Snake oil selling, Sound byte ripping, Too many "Yeah" hollaring, TCM scene remaking, talentless piece of hackshit.

  • June 9, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    how about

    by PAC-MAN

    Rob Zombie's Meatballs 2, staring his wife eating pasta for a hour and a half!!!!

  • June 9, 2007, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Thats the spirit Pac Man.....

    by plisskenman

    Sheri Moon Zombie could blow all the guys in the Lunchroom .

  • June 9, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    It's OK....

    by Boba Fat

    the film will be utter shit though. I have spoken, see ya later!

  • June 9, 2007, 2:22 a.m. CST

    ROB ZOMBIE'S ALIEN Coming 2011

    by plisskenman

    Starring Sid Haig as the Alien, but wearing a alien halloween mask on his egg head and a black mechanics uniform and shooting whip cream from his mouth as the slime. oh yeah sheri moon zombie as ripley survives at the end.

  • June 9, 2007, 2:33 a.m. CST

    "Rob says the dog photo jerk off fest was a casting

    by TORTURE PWN

    call sheet used to weed out "Leave it to Beaver types."Ha! More likely an excuse to see if he could con a twelve year old boy into "whipping it out" for him.Seriously though,what kind of parent would drag their kid to an audition based on a script page (phony or not) that would have their kid seen flogging his dolphin to a picture of a dead dog? And even creepier what kind of film director uses such a thing as some kind of litmus test for a CHILD actor? I guess I had it wrong all along.He's not the next Ewe Boll,he's the next Victor Salva.

  • June 9, 2007, 2:33 a.m. CST

    I don't mind it.

    by mr. brownstone

    it suits the freakazoid vibe I got from the scipt.

  • June 9, 2007, 2:56 a.m. CST

    plisskenman

    by Psyclops

    Don't even joke about that! I'm dreading the day when some fucknut decides to "re-imagine" Ridley Scott's classic.

  • June 9, 2007, 3:04 a.m. CST

    You Right Psyclops

    by plisskenman

    I should not give Rob Zombie any new ideas for remakes. Alien is classic probably more than halloween and should never ever be remade.

  • June 9, 2007, 3:09 a.m. CST

    how about..ROB ZOMBIE'S GODZILLA

    by plisskenman

    Starring Sid Haig in a green godzilla suit destrying tokyo with his long acid pee blasts and shit bombing buildings.

  • June 9, 2007, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Evil gets an upgrade......again.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Mediocre poster, mediocre trailer.<p>Rob who?

  • June 9, 2007, 3:50 a.m. CST

    the most pointless remake ever?

    by Bruno Diaz

    how about just re-releasing the original? this is retarded. Rob Zombie sucks.

  • June 9, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    starring hulk hogan as michael myers

    by jackalcack

    ...Oh. That's actually not that far from the truth.

  • June 9, 2007, 5:53 a.m. CST

    August 31????????

    by DirkD13"

    Yeah that makes perfect fucking sense, release a movie entitled HALLOWEEN in August. What, too afraid of Saw 4?<p>I'm sorry but that idiotic release date just underscores the contempt with which this project has been assembled. I loved Devil's Rejects Mr. Zombie, but unless this legitimately blows my balls and fucks my mind I will never forgive you for it.

  • June 9, 2007, 6:06 a.m. CST

    These type of posters are really getting repetetive

    by meathook_83

    http://www.impawards.com/2007/resident_evil_extinction.html http://www.impawards.com/2007/i_am_legend.html http://www.impawards.com/2006/night_at_the_museum.html http://www.impawards.com/2007/stomp_the_yard.html http://www.impawards.com/2006/goal_ver2.html

  • June 9, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    HHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    by Jimmy pop ali

    Gotta admit, i liked Devils rejects (how many times can Rob zombie show his wifes ass crack?)Shone above and beyond its predecessor, and i've been a Zombie fan for years (check out his hallucination contribution to the Beavis and Butthead movie). That being said though WHY???? Not only was it genius in its day, it also had the only semi decent Carpenter score. Posters OK. Not spectacular, but it catches your eye, dont think you have to worry about having "THE MASK" all over it, people know, what William shatner painted white looks like. Gotta say Biggdogg's right, Myers does look like a greasy rocker (ala Otis from Zombies 2 earlier efforts), and the house in the bottom left hand corner bares a striking resemblence to the Firefly house from zombies first 2 efforts. not sure what the deal is with all these remakes, none of them are any good, so the chances of this being any different are slim. I'll take a look but on rental methinks.

  • June 9, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Crap.

    by Blarney-Man

    That just looks shit to me. I don't want you lot are on.

  • June 9, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST

    CUT YOUR HAIR, YA HIPPY!

    by Blarney-Man

    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong!

  • June 9, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Rob Zombie

    by kolchak

    is a worthless human being. He cannot write. He cannot direct. His wife cannot act. He certainly cannot be trusted with classic horror films. STOP THE FUCKING REMAKES.

  • June 9, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    I figured out why I don't like it.

    by Dominic-Vobiscum

    It's because it makes the mask seems superfluous. The collage makes it seem like it's in the background instead of visually popping out and dominating the image. And he's holding it in his hand, like it's not at all important. <br><br> The mask is THE iconic image of the Halloween series. Not Michael Myers. The mask.

  • June 9, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Torture Pwn... I actually agree

    by spud mcspud

    Torture Pwn - after a few skirmishes in the Roth TBs (FUCK HOSTEL!!! ;p) I actually agree with you here. I actually found HALLOWE'EN: RESURRECTION funny as hell, because up to that point none of the sequels were nearly as good as the original. Busta Rhymes in the cast? No-one's dumb enough to actually BELIEVE that could be good!!! It was funny, in a shit, JASON X kind of way.<P> Wes Craven bravely tried the reboot route with NEW NIGHTMARE. Didn't totally work, but you have to respect the attempt: take what frightens you about the character, magnify that, ignore what didn't work, and update it. Pretty fuckin' simple to me. Rob zombie basically just remakes everything in the TCM's image: if he loves it so damn much ,why not just go make a sequel to Marcus Nispel's movie? Can't be any worse (though Biel was the hotness in that flick!!).<P> Fuck Rob Zombie. Okay musician, fucking awful film-maker. Leave our HALLOWE'EN alone!!!

  • June 9, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Hate the poster

    by Mechasheeva

    but Devil's Rejects was nutty enough for him to have earned my trust, and every production still I see looks really pretty gorgeous. Looking forward to it...

  • June 9, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Recent horror remakes

    by jackalcack

    Psycho - shit The Omen - shit TCM - shit The Hitcher - shit Am I missing any? In fact, the only decent one was Dawn of the Dead but it was so far removed from the original I dunno if you can really count it.

  • June 9, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Two more...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...When a Stranger Calls and Black Christmas. For my money Black Christmas was the very worst of the lot, as I ranted above. When a Stranger Calls was a close second. I would rate The Omen remake as third worst, followed by The Hitcher and then the TCM remake, which though bad and unable to generate even a fraction of the scare value of the original did distract me with a sweaty bouncing Jessica Biel. I don't really count the Psycho remake as part of this cycle of cynical crap. It certainly was bad, but at least I think Van Sant's motives were pure. It was an idiotic, narcissistic exercise, but I think it was sincere.

  • June 9, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Oh and The Fog.

    by Red Ned Lynch

    Hmm...The Fog. Black Christmas. Black Christmas. The Fog. Naw, hell, The Fog is the worst of the recent bunch. Hard to decide or even remember them all, really, Hollywood has gifted us with such a treasure trove of remake crap.

  • June 9, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Makes me want to have a recent...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ..remake night soon. Marathon style, see who has the endurance to make it through a line-up of about six of these. Of course, if I wait a while we could do one made up entirely of bad Carpenter remakes, and since we've done Carpenter nights before that might hurt even worse. They're remaking Escape From New York now. Any word on Big Trouble in Little China, Mouth of Madness or Prince of Darkness?

  • June 9, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    What's Greg Allman doing in this movie?

    by lost.rules

    Is he like a drugdealer or something?

  • June 9, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Evil has a destiny?

    by Jack Burton

    That tag line can't hold a candle to "The night HE came home." The montage image of the mask is kind of cool even though it reminds me of The Wicker Man remake's poster. Having Michael just standing there holding the mask is lame though. It demphasizes the change that Michael makes when the mask goes on. Would he even hold a knife without wearing a mask in the pre-H20 movies?

  • June 9, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    not sure

    by mrjoker

    I am a huge fan of the original Halloween. I have no idea why they are remaking this masterpiece, but hopefully it will be good. The poster does nothing to make feel any better about it. but honestly, I question Harry and most of the contributers opinions on horror. Hostel 2?? I mean, you guys admit that Cabin Fever was a joke right???

  • June 9, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Mrjoker.....

    by jojo-pimp

    Hostel 2 was actually pretty decent..saw it last night. Ten times better than Cabin Fever or the first Hostel

  • June 9, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Worst tagline ever...

    by crieff405

    Evil has a destiny??? If there's one tagline this poster is calling out for, it's: "THE NIGHT HE CAME HOME". I mean, there is Michael looking at some view of Haddonfield, the sky filled with his past, and finally he's gonna track them down and face them. I'd like this poster a lot more with the tagline it deserves.

  • June 9, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Hair Has A Destiny

    by Red Ned Lynch

    Evil Has A Flashback

  • June 9, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Or maybe just...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    Remakes Have A Built-in Audience

  • June 9, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    "Remakes Have A Built-in Audience"

    by The Dum Guy

    Just like sequels, so to the person who said we "shouldn't play the studios game" or something like that, the fact is as long as their are people that will continue to see movies that remind them of other movies we will forever have to endure shitty re-makes and shitty sequels, or you can just not watch them.

  • June 9, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    That is what I meant by not play their game, dum guy...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    They only do it because so many of the people who whine on these boards then go and buy a ticket and then come and complain afterwards and then pick it up on DVD, despite the fact they hated it, because there was nothing else that Tuesday...<p> If you dislike this trend, and I am sure from the talkback posting level I am not the only one, actually stand by your convictions and give the studios no money. Enough sustained flops over enough time will get the message through, but giving the studios a tidy profit and then bitching is not helping...

  • June 9, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Yeah, but sequels...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...bad as their batting average is, are in a different world than remakes. Now personally, I don't think the Halloween franchise ever had a good sequel. The second movie is bearable, the Season of the Witch is great fun to laugh at, but I don't think there was one quality movie in the bunch, and I just pretend most of them don't exist. On the other hand, I'll stack Godfather II, Dawn of the Dead, The Laughing Policeman, Aliens, The Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, X-Men II and the second Spiderman against the top ten remakes you can name and we'll see who comes up with a more watchable bunch of movies. And those are just off the top of my head, and I'm not including anything from the planned in advance bunch like LOTR or Star Wars, so no claiming I didn't play fair.

  • June 9, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    I like it okay...

    by grungies

    It's not blowing my socks off, but its not repellent either.

  • June 9, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Alonzo Mosely, I only wish I was as optomistic as you..

    by The Dum Guy

    As far as a belief in the power of us as a commuinity (or even the internet altogether), but after SOAP and Grindhouse flopping (which the first should have but Grindhouse was pretty enjoyable) I don't think the studios completely care about, maybe just an iota. I personally know too many people that go to the theatres and see shit like The Omen remake and Epic Movie (hell, I know someone who said Catwoman was good) to let me believe that this trend of sequels/remakes will ever end.

  • June 9, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    And maybe even more to the point...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...it's not about remakes. It's not about sequels. It's about an entertainment industry powered by cost analysis and firmly ensconced in the corporate mindset, where if you said yes to The Fog you're probably safe even if it didn't do great business but if you said yes to Crispin Glover's down's syndrome movie you're going to have to move your things out of your office. Was The Messengers a sequel? Was An American Haunting? Were they remakes? Sure, bad remakes hurt because if you loved the original it's like someone spit on your mama. And bad sequels hurt because if you liked the original you probably thought that was just about right and just about enough, or you had your hopes pinned on one of the hundred different interesting possibilities that could be explored and the guys who made the movie chose to reuse those same three taglines instead of have different stuff blow up even bigger. But Hollywood (and more often, even the *cough* indies) ain't exactly setting no land speed records with original movies either. If you boycotted every sequel you would have skipped say, The Road Warrior, or Godfather II or Aliens. If you boycotted every remake...okay, I'll admit that seeing an okay little zombie movie in Snyder's Dawn probably isn't enough incentive to move anyone on this one. But you look at the movie, just like folks are doing with this one. You decide if it looks like a good bet, just like folks right here in this talkback are doing with this one. Then you give it your money or you don't.

  • June 9, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Hostel 2 was pretty badass...

    by jojo-pimp

    you dont believe me..check it out..dont just go off of what some fanboys or aintitcool critics say

  • June 9, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    I really want to like this.....I really do.

    by redfist

    But the most stuff that comes out about the movie, (trailer, poster, story hint) the more I want to just hunt down Rob Zombie and cut his fucking eyes out so he cant make another movie. He is seeming to ASSRAPE the whole idea of the Halloween. Just about as bad as all the Deminsons sequals in the 90s. I alson have the strange feeling that Dr. Loomis is not going to be as hero as he was in the orginal, but they will play him more like a sleezy Dr. Phil type, but that is just my hunch.

  • June 9, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    ugh

    by Pukenshette

    that poster looks horrible, another reason not to see this piece of crap..... but chekc this out: http://youtube.com/watch?v=qNUwcsOhvVo

  • June 9, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Seriously, who says Carpenter is a pothead?

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Just point me in the right direction and give me a push. ;^)

  • June 9, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Rob Zombie is a fucking fake.

    by Thorstrongstone

    Is it me, or do his movies just seem like big-budget films made by a kid who has just seen Last House on The Left.Don't get me wrong, The Devil's Rejects was a cool movie, but look at his other stuff.<br> House of 1000 Corpses was a half-assed attempt at making a horror flick. There was only one decent part, and that only lasted for a minute. Watch it again, it was a terrible movie.<br> And he redeemed himself with The Devil's Rejects.<br> Then came time for his Grindhouse Trailer. What the fuck was that? That had as much Grind-House-feel to it as a fucking Disney film. Sure, Nick Cage as Fu-Manchu was funny, but that was its only achievement. It looked too clean. It was too pretty. Too big-budget. <br> And now he is going after Halloween. Christ, if you love something, you do not go and piss all over it. Unless, it asks you to. What's next, the Evil Dead remake?<br>

  • June 9, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Just got off the phone with Nick Castle.

    by darthbinks1220

    He says Tyler Mane is on steroids.

  • June 9, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST

    holloween remake

    by slswopes

    after seeing the preview of the remake, I'm hooked! but, the poster however ROCKS!!!

  • June 9, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    I had No IDEA.............

    by plisskenman

    Mark Mcgwire is playing Michael Myers in this halloween remake..cool. hey is he going to kill the teenagers with a baseball bat???

  • June 9, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    They copied that poster from MANIAC 1980

    by plisskenman

    the same style, the killer holding a skull in his hand and the knife in the other hand. anybody who remembers that movie check out the poster. Maniac 1980 was cool.

  • June 10, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Why is this being released in August?

    by Bill Clay

    What crappy marketing! The natural tie-in would be to release this in October. Are they afraid of Saw 4?

  • June 10, 2007, 2:35 a.m. CST

    MAYBE..........

    by plisskenman

    Rob Zombie thinks thats August 31st is Halloween, Hey that means also for Rob that Christmas is on July 4th, and thanksgiving is on February 14th, oh yeah and new years in on april 1st.

  • June 10, 2007, 3:17 a.m. CST

    A horror remake I really would like to see is..

    by DirkD13"

    Maniac Cop. It had a GREAT idea, but an awful execution.<p>But what's going to be next? Friday The 13th remade? A Nightmare On Elm Street? Society, with ultra-fake looking cg melty bits? In fact the only good thing to have come from the current glut of horror remakes was The Hitcher (wait a minute!), because it inspired me to seek out the original, which I had never seen. It was fucking awesome and Rutger Hauer is a legend.

  • June 10, 2007, 5:23 a.m. CST

    first!!

    by chipps

    looks sweet.

  • June 10, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    The Night HAIR METAL Came Home

    by Dr Lisa Cuddy

    IS THAT A TWISTED SISTER PIN ON YOUR COVERALL???

  • June 10, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    SOCIETY remake

    by spud mcspud

    Oh, if anyone remakes that CLASSIC, I'm coming after 'em!! ;p<P> In all seriousness, Rob Zombie's movies always end up looking like TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (original). If you love that fucking movie so much (God knows I don't) go fucking remake the remake! Or make a decent sequel? Anything but this shit!<P> HALLOWEEN works because we know nothing about this comfortably middle class, average suburban kid other than he flipped out one day and killed his sister. That is it. Why? Who fucking knows? THAT'S the point: average middle class suburbia has the Devil in its midst and his name is Michael Myers.<P> Take Michael and give him a working class, Bumfuck Kentucky (thank you Dr Greg House) upbringing in some run-down, falling to pieces shack with a fuck-your-sister eat-the-dog-cos-we-can't-afford-chicken family, and what have you got? The TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE prequel.<P> No talent, no originality, no understanding of what made the original so great. Just a love of that fucking redneck chainsaw movie. Rob, get the fuck over yourself, you will never be as great a film-maker as Carpenter. Don't even.

  • June 10, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    The origin of Michael Myers...

    by Zeke25:17

    ...was first addressed in the novelization by Curtis Richards back in 1978. Apparently, WAAAAYYY back in medievalish times, some deformed kid named Enda (really) had a crush on the local Celtic hottie, who of course couldn't stand him and hooked up with (who else?) the local stud. Flash forward to the wedding dance around the bonfire: Enda slices both bride and groom up like a Thanksgiving turkey, gets torn apart by the happy revelers, buried in unhallowed ground and is cursed to "Relive thy foul deed every hundred years", or something like that. Anyhoo, it's never explained how the evil spirit gets into little Mikey in the first place: but that was one idea of a history. It did lend a bit of credence to the Shape's seeming invulnerability...if Zombie had gone with that, I mighta been okay with it. Ah well, I'm going to see this thing opening day anyway--so far, it looks (and sounds) good enough to take a chance on.

  • June 10, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    GOOD ONE Dr. Lisa.........

    by plisskenman

    Its only a matter of time before we see David Coverdale from whitesnake in a horror movie by mr. zombie.

  • June 10, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    WHO we gonna see as Jason in the remake?

    by plisskenman

    kane hodder is obviously out since he does not have long hair..any guesses???

  • June 10, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    stop bitching

    by madmoviemike

    I'm not saying that this film is going to be good because lord knows I'm tired of all these shitty remakes, but I know more then half of the people that are writing in are going to see this in theaters. so STOP BITCHING!!

  • June 10, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Yeah,right madmoviemike

    by TORTURE PWN

    keep telling yourself that. I'm sure lots of people are eager to throw money away on something they know will be utter shit.Maybe when a workprint hits the streets,or better yet hits the web for free.No reason to spend money to play MST3K.Plenty of shit movies on cable to practice on until then. It's one thing to be curious about exactly HOW shitty a movie will be.It's something else to PAY for that displeasure.

  • June 10, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Evil Needs a Haircut.

    by HueyFreeman

    I'd much rather prefer a full-length "Werewolf Women of the SS".

  • June 10, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    In 20 years..

    by disfigurehead

    who willl rememeber this? No one. People will still be talking about John Carpenter's Halloween.

  • June 10, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    I'd rather Glenn Danzig make a movie

    by Doctor_Sin

    It'd be crap...but at least it'd be original crap and not remake crap.

  • June 11, 2007, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Pointless yes,...

    by Midnightxpress

    ...but probably not as bad as the lst two sequels which frankly are as bad as anything I've ever seen....

  • June 11, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Regarding the release date...

    by RBrooksC

    I said it before and I will said it again. The reason for the release date being Aug 31 is because the movie has been deemed by the movie studio to be awful. It is standard movie studio procedure to dump their movie garbage over the Labor Day weekend. The chances of this movie being anything by completly awful is between slim and none.

  • June 12, 2007, 5:13 a.m. CST

    I'm actually looking forward to this...

    by jimbo86

    I don't get those who argue that the Myers who can't be killed is a more scarier concept than the more realistic physically imposing psycho that can. I'm liking the overall tone of it as well, but I'm not sure about Malcolm McDowell as Loomis.

  • June 12, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    THIS WILL ROCK!!!

    by C00L DUD3

    If you are a true Halloween MM fan, you WILL go see this. I don't sweat Rob Zombie's music or films, but this looks like it is going to be GREAT!!! He's taken into consideration all of the aspects and history of the film in creating its (PREQUEL) that's why the figure in the poster has long hair...he's MM as a child! And the actor Daeg Faerch looks like he will be pretty good, and F---ing scary as hell...

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