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Two More AICN Readers Stalked That HALLOWEEN Screening!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. So at this point, I think a good half of the theater at the HALLOWEEN screening were AICN readers. I am not going to exert a lot of energy sputtering and griping about this one, because who knows? Maybe Rob fixed everything I didn’t like about the script. Maybe it works as a film in a way that it didn’t work on the page. Or maybe it doesn’t at all. We’ll see. But for now, here’s another handful of reviews, starting with this quick one:

Hello I got a chance to see that New York screening of Halloween and I wanted to send in my thoughts. Overall I thought it was very good, but It could be better. I didn't mind the focus on Michael, but I did feel they spent a little bit too much time on that. I think they should have spent a little more time on the classic part of the story with Laurie, the girls and that stuff. Scout Taylor-Compton does a really good job as do Danielle Harris and the other girl and I think something can be said about the classic slasher style of the teen girls in peril. The acting was above average to great in this movie and Rob Zombie did do a really good job with the scares and overall style of the movie. The part with a topless Danielle Harris getting chased and brutalized by Michael is actually really scary and much more effective then you would think. It comes off much more intense and scary then it sounds. It's not just a naked girl to have a naked girl. It really has a dramatic point, and a effective result. Not so much for a out of place rape scene earlier in the picture. It doesn't match the tone at all. The violence is severe, and there are many kills. The whole movie is pretty in your face. Nowhere near as subtle as the original. Anyway, I really liked the film, but I'm not sure it can be compared to the original. It's a good movie, in fact it is one of the better horror films Ive seen in awhile, and its much better than the last 4 or 5 sequels thats for sure. But the original is a classic. sincerely, Roycewriter

Seems like a mildly positive reaction. How about this next one?

Just wanted to send in my test screening review. Never sent in a review before, but I was at the NY screening with my girlfriend and I'm a huge horror fan and I just had to write. Just call me "Barry's Fat" I decided to wait to review Halloween to see what other people wrote. I like how people want to hate it, and try to nitpick..but can't help but like it in spite of them going in wanting to dislike it. Why do I like that? Well, because this movie is just that good. Seriously people. It's just THAT good. Now before people start yelling PLANT and calling me a non-fan and all other such bull$@t, I do have to say this. Is it the original Halloween? NO, it isn't. Is it better? Well, that is opinion. What is it? It's Rob Zombie's Halloween.. it is not John Carpenter's Halloween. Let's just leave it at that, shall we? I'm decidedly mixed on the Halloween series and Rob Zombie. I hated House of 1000K... well hate is strong. But I just didn't like it. But I LOVE Devil's Rejects. As for Halloween lets go down the list: Halloween: Great Halloween 2: Good Halloween 3: Huh? Halloween 4: Fair, almost good. Halloween 5: Crap Halloween 6: Total crap. Halloween H20: Fair, borderline crap. Halloween R: Crap Here is where I'm gonna get attacked... but I feel the comparison is valid. For fan screaming 'no remakes', your hero, John Carpenter himself was at the helm of a remake called "The Thing". His remake is classic in his own right. After making a hit with Halloween and a few other films, John decided to remake a film he loved growing up. After Rob Zombie made two films, he was asked to remake one of his favorite films, Halloween, and after a lot of soul searching he did. And like John, I think Rob has hit a home run. Is it the original film.. NO. because Rob is filmmaker with his own vision, like John was. I'm not going to do a blow by blow of the story, I don't want to ruin the film for anyone. Plus everyone else already did anyway. Everyone knows by now that the film focuses on Michael more than the town or the female trio of the original. That is a welcome change. To me it makes no sense to copy the first one directly. John Carpenter didn't do it with "The Thing" did he? With this one major change he was able to create one of my favorite things about this new movie. The Michael/Dr. Loomis relationship. It's very different from the one in the original film. Loomis from the old film saw Michael as pure evil. Loomis in this film does too, but at the same time there is a weird friendship, a bond... maybe even a fatherly love. Dr. Loomis truly cares about Michael in this film, and in adding this Rob does what he does with all the characters, he creates emotion and deeper characters. Rob's Michael isn't a faceless killer, he becomes a faceless killer... but Dr. Loomis can see deeper. It's touching in a strange way. One of the reasons this works is because of the performance of Malcolm McDowell as Loomis. He just brings the character to life. Is he Donald Pleasence? Not at all... because he doesn't try to be. Why would he? Donald is a icon of the series, and he can't be touched. Rob knows this, we all know this. Leave that comparison at the door. The cast is incredible. Scout-Taylor Compton slides into the role of Laurie Strode with ease. She is still a good girl like Jamie Lee, but it is 2007 and she has a more modern realistic flair. She isn't a buttoned up prude. She is alive, spunky and very realistic. Her character just pops of the screen with energy. Danielle Harris is equally good, creating a very modern and realistic Annie. She isn't little Jamie from 4 and 5 thats for sure. I could go down the list... the whole cast just pops of the screen. It was great watching them. I'll say this for Rob Zombie, he must be an actors director, because these characters are so real and alive, which is surprising because the movie moves along with such purpose and energy we hardly slow down enough to get to know them.... yet they still shine. It was great to see Dee Wallace Stone too... she still has it. She is THE movie mom. I can't belive I'm talking about actors and performance in a horror review, but it's simply a strong point of the film and one of the major reasons it works. Don't worry though, it isn't all character study, the movie is violent as hell. It's intense and strong, it is fast and furious, and it doesn't let up. In this lies my only complaint. Its TOO fast. Doing Michael's back story, plus the plot of the original does make for a lot of story telling. Maybe it's a studio mandate to make horror films 90min, but this film is so rich and so interesting in could be almost 2 hours and still shine. I'd like to spend more time with these people, because unlike most horror films, they are interesting people. The speed also does tend to cut down on the slow burn suspense. While the film can be scary in that nail-bitting furious way, the slow build up of the original film is not here, and that may upset some. I hope they have a longer cut on DVD. In closing I just have to say bravo. This is one of the best horror films I have seen in a long time and its not even done yet. (I'm a big old school 70s/80s fan.. this new SAW stuff just doesn't cut it for me.) I do think it needs to take time to breath, but on the whole it delivers and it can stand proud, side by side with the original. It's not better, its not worse, but I hope like the remake of "The Thing" it will be a classic in it's own right. It deserves it. A dead franchise is reborn. "Barry's Fat"
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  • June 21, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Who's first?

    by Freefinger

    I sure as hell won't mind.. Who cares.. On with the talkback!

  • June 21, 2007, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Gunshot "zombie".

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Gunshot that gunshot in his gunshot gunshot. Gunshot gunshot.

  • June 21, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    John Carpenters Thing

    by MRJONZ72

    Is a hell of a lot more faithful to the short story, and simply a better movie than the original. Yes I know the original was made in the 50's. Regardless the JC's version is superior in every way and is easily one of the bet Sci-fi Films ever made. I personally think it's JC's best work and is one of my favorites films of all time.

  • June 21, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Johnyaztec

    by DerLanghaarige

    People who judge films without seeing them aren't grown ass men, they are idiots!

  • June 21, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Where's the Gotta Take A Shit Mask????

    by Doctor_Sin

    At this point, I demand it!

  • June 21, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Barry's Fat's ratings on the previuos Halloweens are

    by Jugdish

    Absolutely Right- THerefore I will take his word on this flick.

  • June 21, 2007, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Danielle Harris nude?

    by Angry Golfer

    I'm so game!

  • June 21, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Jaws remake: Fox's dream cast for their target audience

    by Kamala

    Freddie Prinze Jr. as Chief brody. Julia Stiles as Mrs. Brody. Jason Biggs as Hooper. Chrisian Slater as Quint. Directed by Tim Story

  • June 21, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Yeah his ratings on the previous

    by kilik777

    are almost spot on. Ill give it a chance even though i hated the Devils Rejects. http://tinyurl.com/pv8do

  • June 21, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    colour me cynical

    by RockLobster800

    Im not a Zombie fan at all so I have to say that I find this whole enterprise bereft of any potential quality and stinking a little bit of shiiiiiiiite. I mean the oiginal The Thing was a horribly dated schlocky b-movie that didnt cry out to be remade but was done so by one of its few fans and improved upon. Halloween is a classic that relied entirely on suspense and creeping dread. Once more it didnt need to be remade, but unlike the Original "Thing" EVERYONE has seen Halloween, and everyone knows what makes it tick...the relentless and pointless evil of michael myers in suburbia, a faceless force of malevolence, whose eyes you couldnt even see. Not GOOOOOREE and more GOORE!!OOOH, he tortures animals OH NOOOOOOOOO!!! . Ad gore was never scary. it can be fun, ala Re-Animator,but never scary. Also Zombies "vision" looks eerily like the grimey, overly dirty gorey aesthetics of every other remake-from Texas Chainsaw, to The Hitcher....and what Myers was bullied as a kid? Thats what makes him a monster?...well I wonder if Im gonna turn into a serial killer myself soon...oh wait I didnt kill animals .....tis all balls folks and we all know this already. I have a feeling in retrospect this kind of remake (which MUST give us a backstory for monsters) will be viewd as a reaction to the war on terror...seeing as people dont know who, what or when someones going to fly a plane into a building we need to KNOW what we are facing in the flicks....but do we really need to fuck up old classics to do that? And as much as ai like Malcolm Mac Dowell, the guy has only made two great films (Clockwork Ornage and If....) and he has always been the good actor in bullshit films.... Sorry aboot the rant...its gonna be a long day for me...

  • June 21, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    The grain of salt...

    by pinkfloyd2000

    The second reviewer "loved" Devil's Rejects.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    It will suck

    by MaryTylerMorbid

    It just will.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    This is encouraging

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    It sounds like it totally contradicts Mori's review of the script. Maybe he just didn't get it. Why is there no mention of different masks anywhere? Did they come out? Do they feel so natural that there's no need to mention them? I've loved everything Rob's done so far so I'm stoked now!

  • June 21, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Barry's Fat is missing a key point here...

    by Joel@eeriepa

    When 'the Thing' was re-made by Carpenter the original was a campy black and white drive-in flick, and didn't hold up by that day's standards. Carpenter's 'Halloween', however, is still just as frightening and vital as it's ever been. Rob Zombie is not taking an old cheesy flick and putting a new spin on it, he's taking a classic that is damn near perfect, and stripping away what made it worthwhile in the first place.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    NEWS JUST IN !!

    by RockLobster800

    At 6. 45 this morning GMT explorers in the antartic uncovered buried in ice what appeared to be "an original idea" that some are considering sending to Hollywood. The head of the expedition, Dr. Hugo Fymerflixer-Roth, had this to say-"We dont know eactly whether the thing will make money, but honestly I've never seen anything like it before...its not a sequel, a remake, a re-imagining, an adaptation from a comic book, or a remake or re-imagining of an adaptaion of a comic, nor is it a remake of a cartoon, a tv show or a toy line. Honestly, its like some one went to great effort to actually think it up. And its for a movie! These kind of things are usually reserved for t.v nowadays....". The content of the idea has been kept a secret by top Hollywood executives until they can think of a way to simplify it down into a "A meets B"formula. The closest description given at time of press was "its like something original meets something new-on acid!" by an enthuiastic Hollywood hack. However,almost two whole minutes after the discovery Michael Bay, top Hollywood producer/ director behind such classics as the Texas Chainsaw remake, the Amityville Remake, the Birds Remake and the Friday the 13th remake has paid through the nose to option the inevitable remake. When asked for comment Mr. Bay had this to say "Even though someone talented hasn't actually made the movie yet, I think that we need to update the story for future times...in twenty years I think we are gonna need a balls to the the wall, huge budget version of what ever this idea might be...and Im the guy top deliver that. Well, I wont direct it, I'll just produce, take a bit of flack for it and then sit back and rake in the cash of the people who go to see the remake of whatever this is will bring" Meanwhile Eli Roth promises a career turn as he makes a film that he describes as "fucking awesome sick shit. Its gonna be totally fucking sick and awesome this shit man"

  • June 21, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    NEWS JUST IN !!

    by RockLobster800

    At 6. 45 this morning GMT explorers in the antartic uncovered buried in ice what appeared to be "an original idea" that some are considering sending to Hollywood. The head of the expedition, Dr. Hugo Fymerflixer-Roth, had this to say-"We dont know eactly whether the thing will make money, but honestly I've never seen anything like it before...its not a sequel, a remake, a re-imagining, an adaptation from a comic book, or a remake or re-imagining of an adaptaion of a comic, nor is it a remake of a cartoon, a tv show or a toy line. Honestly, its like some one went to great effort to actually think it up. And its for a movie! These kind of things are usually reserved for t.v nowadays....". The content of the idea has been kept a secret by top Hollywood executives until they can think of a way to simplify it down into a "A meets B"formula. The closest description given at time of press was "its like something original meets something new-on acid!" by an enthuiastic Hollywood hack. However,almost two whole minutes after the discovery Michael Bay, top Hollywood producer/ director behind such classics as the Texas Chainsaw remake, the Amityville Remake, the Birds Remake and the Friday the 13th remake has paid through the nose to option the inevitable remake. When asked for comment Mr. Bay had this to say "Even though someone talented hasn't actually made the movie yet, I think that we need to update the story for future times...in twenty years I think we are gonna need a balls to the the wall, huge budget version of what ever this idea might be...and Im the guy top deliver that. Well, I wont direct it, I'll just produce, take a bit of flack for it and then sit back and rake in the cash of the people who go to see the remake of whatever this is will bring" Meanwhile Eli Roth promises a career turn as he makes a film that he describes as "fucking awesome sick shit. Its gonna be totally fucking sick and awesome this shit man"

  • June 21, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    NEWS JUST IN !!

    by RockLobster800

    At 6. 45 this morning GMT explorers in the antartic uncovered buried in ice what appeared to be "an original idea" that some are considering sending to Hollywood. The head of the expedition, Dr. Hugo Fymerflixer-Roth, had this to say-"We dont know eactly whether the thing will make money, but honestly I've never seen anything like it before...its not a sequel, a remake, a re-imagining, an adaptation from a comic book, or a remake or re-imagining of an adaptaion of a comic, nor is it a remake of a cartoon, a tv show or a toy line. Honestly, its like some one went to great effort to actually think it up. And its for a movie! These kind of things are usually reserved for t.v nowadays....". The content of the idea has been kept a secret by top Hollywood executives until they can think of a way to simplify it down into a "A meets B"formula. The closest description given at time of press was "its like something original meets something new-on acid!" by an enthuiastic Hollywood hack. However,almost two whole minutes after the discovery Michael Bay, top Hollywood producer/ director behind such classics as the Texas Chainsaw remake, the Amityville Remake, the Birds Remake and the Friday the 13th remake has paid through the nose to option the inevitable remake. When asked for comment Mr. Bay had this to say "Even though someone talented hasn't actually made the movie yet, I think that we need to update the story for future times...in twenty years I think we are gonna need a balls to the the wall, huge budget version of what ever this idea might be...and Im the guy top deliver that. Well, I wont direct it, I'll just produce, take a bit of flack for it and then sit back and rake in the cash of the people who go to see the remake of whatever this is will bring" Meanwhile Eli Roth promises a career turn as he makes a film that he describes as "fucking awesome sick shit. Its gonna be totally fucking sick and awesome this shit man"

  • June 21, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Barrys Fat=Hairy Planticles

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Bring on the shit mask!

  • June 21, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    NEWS JUST IN !!

    by RockLobster800

    At 6. 45 this morning GMT explorers in the antartic uncovered buried in ice what appeared to be "an original idea" that some are considering sending to Hollywood. The head of the expedition, Dr. Hugo Fymerflixer-Roth, had this to say-"We dont know eactly whether the thing will make money, but honestly I've never seen anything like it before...its not a sequel, a remake, a re-imagining, an adaptation from a comic book, or a remake or re-imagining of an adaptaion of a comic, nor is it a remake of a cartoon, a tv show or a toy line. Honestly, its like some one went to great effort to actually think it up. And its for a movie! These kind of things are usually reserved for t.v nowadays....". The content of the idea has been kept a secret by top Hollywood executives until they can think of a way to simplify it down into a "A meets B"formula. The closest description given at time of press was "its like something original meets something new-on acid!" by an enthuiastic Hollywood hack. However,almost two whole minutes after the discovery Michael Bay, top Hollywood producer/ director behind such classics as the Texas Chainsaw remake, the Amityville Remake, the Birds Remake and the Friday the 13th remake has paid through the nose to option the inevitable remake. When asked for comment Mr. Bay had this to say "Even though someone talented hasn't actually made the movie yet, I think that we need to update the story for future times...in twenty years I think we are gonna need a balls to the the wall, huge budget version of what ever this idea might be...and Im the guy top deliver that. Well, I wont direct it, I'll just produce, take a bit of flack for it and then sit back and rake in the cash of the people who go to see the remake of whatever this is will bring" Meanwhile Eli Roth promises a career turn as he makes a film that he describes as "fucking awesome sick shit. Its gonna be totally fucking sick and awesome this shit man"

  • June 21, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    NEWS JUST IN !!

    by RockLobster800

    At 6. 45 this morning GMT explorers in the antartic uncovered buried in ice what appeared to be "an original idea" that some are considering sending to Hollywood. The head of the expedition, Dr. Hugo Fymerflixer-Roth, had this to say-"We dont know eactly whether the thing will make money, but honestly I've never seen anything like it before...its not a sequel, a remake, a re-imagining, an adaptation from a comic book, or a remake or re-imagining of an adaptaion of a comic, nor is it a remake of a cartoon, a tv show or a toy line. Honestly, its like some one went to great effort to actually think it up. And its for a movie! These kind of things are usually reserved for t.v nowadays....". The content of the idea has been kept a secret by top Hollywood executives until they can think of a way to simplify it down into a "A meets B"formula. The closest description given at time of press was "its like something original meets something new-on acid!" by an enthuiastic Hollywood hack. However,almost two whole minutes after the discovery Michael Bay, top Hollywood producer/ director behind such classics as the Texas Chainsaw remake, the Amityville Remake, the Birds Remake and the Friday the 13th remake has paid through the nose to option the inevitable remake. When asked for comment Mr. Bay had this to say "Even though someone talented hasn't actually made the movie yet, I think that we need to update the story for future times...in twenty years I think we are gonna need a balls to the the wall, huge budget version of what ever this idea might be...and Im the guy top deliver that. Well, I wont direct it, I'll just produce, take a bit of flack for it and then sit back and rake in the cash of the people who go to see the remake of whatever this is will bring" Meanwhile Eli Roth promises a career turn as he makes a film that he describes as "fucking awesome sick shit. Its gonna be totally fucking sick and awesome this shit man"

  • June 21, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    WHOOPS!!

    by RockLobster800

    Sent that a few many times....damn computalter...sorry folks!

  • June 21, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    What about the music?

    by Trazadone

    Do we get the classic creepy score? I haven't heard this mentioned anywhere.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    And Again

    by IAmLegendd

    I am already hard at work on the remake of the sequel to this film.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Okay already,

    by Stuntcock Mike

    I'm also wroking on a remake/reboot. Escape from L.A.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Rocklobster...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    THAT WAS FUCKIN' AWESOME!

  • June 21, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Where's Quint calling them liars?

    by BitterMan23

    Stubbornest fuck on the net.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Rob Zombie's Halloween= SHIT

    by Turd Furgeson

    I don't even know where to start... There is so much talent in Hollywood, why the hell is this guy getting work? Damn you Rob Zombie.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Cheers Revenge Of Fett

    by RockLobster800

    it shows what intense rage toward Bay can actually produce....

  • June 21, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Cheers Revenge Of Fett

    by RockLobster800

    it shows what intense rage toward Bay can actually produce....

  • June 21, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    J.C.s THE THING isn't a fucking REMAKE!

    by TORTURE PWN

    It's an adaption of a short story.It is NOT based on Hawk's movie.Just in case you're too stupid to tell the difference.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Looks like they're getting their PLANTS in line

    by TORTURE PWN

    this time.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    FFS...

    by TheLastAngryMan

    ...anyone who cites Carpenters The Thing remake (which by the way it fucking isnt) as an excuse for dick brains like Rob fucking Zombie to remake classic horror films is a retard. Carpenters Thing was a film based on a short story, not a remake of an earlier film that had tried to do the same (very badly IMO). I wont be seeing Zombies abortion of a remake, and those who whine constantly on these talkbacks about remakes shouldnt either. The more money these turds make, the more likely it is Hollywood will continue to take beloved film history and give it to fuck sticks like Zombie to fuck up.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    rocklobster

    by DukeDeMondo

    yes. i very much enjoyed that. also looking forward to this business, and i happen to think Rob Zombie is a man who is more than capable of producing somethin great. so far, he's been too busy enjoyin himself to create that unique, special wonderment, too busy aping his heroes (imagine the irony if'n this Halloween remake turned out to be the first Zombie flick that didn't conciously ape the the visual styles and motifs and cues of a hundred other directors? Alanis Morrisette's kidneys'll explode) - but i still love his work thus far. and White Zombie were a great, great band. His solo stuff too, i very much enjoy, although that last record was just unlistenable. www.mondoirlando.com

  • June 21, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I have to say the second reviewers taste ....

    by RockLobster800

    is called into question when he deems Halloween 4 "fair, almost good". I mean, if we are honest, there only ever was one GOOD Halloween flick (prizes for guessing which one). I'm not too partial to the second one myself and after the 3rd one the chances of getting one with some quality involved is as likely as getting a blowjob from the pope. I actually dug Season Of The Witch though-it was a good story and I think it would have been cool if the series had became a Twilight Zone sort of thing where every flick was a different story set on Halloween...but that will never be. Actually, if Zombie had a crack at remaking Season Of The Witch I reckon we would all be happier....

  • June 21, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    justifications

    by INWOsuxRED

    Why are all the reviews on AICN a laundry list of justifications these days? Don't review the opinions of talkbackers and tell them why they are all wrong, review the actual movie.

  • June 21, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    JC's The Thing is NOT a remake...

    by Cellar Door

    It is NOT a remake of the 1951 version "The Thing" aka "The Thing from Another World". That movie is very very loosely (did I say very loosely?) based on the John Campbell short story "Who goes there?" as the effects were not remotely capable of performing up to the story specs. If you read the story you'll see that JC's version is by far the more accurate "adaptation" (not remake) of Campbell's story. JC's Thing is my absolute favorite horror movie and I've read the original short story and tho the '51 version is cheesy fun...it is hell and gone from being the short story (no spoilers...read it and you'll see! Here's a hint..the "Thing" isn't a god damned vegetable!).

  • June 21, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    "This new Saw stuff doesn't cut it for me"

    by deadshot07

    Was that intentional? Genius. An inside source told me that Malcom Mcdowell tried to get Zombie to have "Singing in the Rain" play during the rape seen but Rob went with "Dragula" instead.

  • June 21, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    I hear you RockLobster800

    by Nice Marmot

    It seems like the reviewers who have cut this new flick some slack have also accepted Halloween as a franchise. To me every single Halloween sequel was turd that I graded F-. There is only Carpenter's original.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    ROD ZOMBIE = SHIT

    by TheLastAngryMan

    Yeh.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    WTF is up with this infamous RAPE scene??!

    by Mike_D

    what the hell?!

  • June 21, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    There's already been a 'Halloween' rape scene

    by i pwn teh suk and i pwn it well

    It was when Pussycat Dolls collaborator Busta Rhymes kung-fu'd the ass of former Horror icon Michael Myers in 'Resurrection'.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Still...

    by Sigmar25

    It would be great if they blasted a Rob Zombie song everytime Michael kills someone.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    IT's great that some of you have mad passion

    by the darkman

    for Halloween. I'm a huge Halloween fan, and a Carpenter fan, but all this rage against Zombie is a little unjust. Sure you might not of liked his first two films, and that's your opinion, but to hate on a film that you haven't seen is a little moronic. Sure you might not like Zombie's style, or his choices, but I would think you would want to see it first before you trash it. I"m not even saying for you to pay to see it in a theater if you feel that strongly, but for god's sake at least rent it in the dollar bin at the local video store, and then decide for yourself. I always said that if they ever remade Halloween that it's time to stop watching horror forever, but I'm retracting that statement because Zombie has be interested in what he has done. I'm not expecting it to be as good as Carpenter's, or even the same for that matter. I"m expecting something a little different that Zombie made his own. This remake was going to happen no matter what, and I'm sure glad Zombie decided to do it instead of some hack music director.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Barry's Fat = Barry's Plant

    by BGDAWES

    There, I said it.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    DOWNLOAD THIS FUCKING THING FOR FREE

    by TORTURE PWN

    If you must see it at all.That's right.I said it.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    RAPE!RAPE!RAPE!RAPE!

    by lost.rules

    Just what this franchise needs. Fuck you, Rob Zombie.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Why do all positive reviews of this follow 1 pattern?

    by Stalin vs Predator

    Or is it the same bulletpoint list?

  • June 21, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Rocklobster...

    by Stalin vs Predator

    That would actually make a nice script. :) Seriously, though, it's worth expanding into a full length skit!

  • June 21, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    "The Thing" is not a valid point because...

    by Kirbymanly

    ...the original wasn't really considered a classic. It may have been to J.C., but not to the masses like "The Thing" is

  • June 21, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    I'm sure Carpenter's Halloween theme will be there.

    by Stalin vs Predator

    On electric guitars, and with "Zombie" screaming "Ha-lo-lo, ha-lo-lo, ha-lo-lo, lo-lo-ween!" in tune with the theme.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Plant!

    by the darkman

    You guys make me laugh that every positive reviewer is a plant. LOL What a joke guy. Your better than that.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Barry's a Fat Head

    by Read and Shut Up

    Michael = EVIL. Whatever happened to "he's evil. He's satanic. He's wicked. No reason - just an evil, dark-hearted, twisted creature." I'm so burnt out by psych evals of legendary horror icons. What's next? "He's not evil - he kills and gestates in humans because he's insecure about his overbite (Alien)." "He's not evil - he kills because he has a poor self-image and got mocked for being cut from the hockey team (Jason)." Etc.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Rob Zombie's Halloween

    by ProfGriffin

    I DID spend some time this weekend thinking about this film. I now have a new concern. (Minor) <br> In House of 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects, Rob showed a lot of understanding of the inner workings of the mind of the psychopath and a real affinity towards the 'Firefly Clan'. They were most certainly the MAIN characters of both films and goodness and purity were not vitures that were celebrated or even allowed to shine. <br> In Halloween, Laurie represents us. She was us in peril, us in desperation and us pushed to the point of anger and violence. <br> The Shape was a boogeyman. The 'tilt' to the classic platform and tilt of the film. Laurie was our main character and we spent a lot of time with her. Michael was just the monster. Now...in the leaked script (that may or may not be the shooting script) the attention, the focus is on Michael and his story. <br> That's cool...if we are going to give time to the other side...but Zombie has shown a dislike for the 'good guys' previously, and hope is all but abandoned in House and Devils Rejects. <br> I guess what I want to see (indeed what I hope to see) is more emphasis on hope and goodness. Call me old fashioned, but when Laurie Strode was willing to stand up and fight back...when her motherly instincts gave her the strength necessary to hold Myers at bay...and indeed battle him until the cavalry arrived in the form of Donald Pleasance with a big gun...I cheered! I want to cheer that again. <br> Do you think Rob can do that? I do. I really do. Rob is a self-professed fan of the classic Universal Monsters and being a Monster Kid, he knows the power of good triumphing over evil. (But I worry that I haven't really seen any of that in his two films yet) <br> Thoughts?

  • June 21, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Stalin vs Predator

    by deadshot07

    Will the opening credits with the theme have girls dancing in cages, jump cuts to pumpkins and bloody bodies and Eddie Munster?

  • June 21, 2007, 1:49 p.m. CST

    "Seriously, people. It's THAT good."

    by Demosthenes2

    I never want to read that in a review again.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST

    $hit...

    by C00L DUD3

    NYC Halloween screening??!?! Why was I not informed of this...

  • June 21, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I Can't wait for the Star Wars Remake...

    by alucardvsdracula

    And the Raiders remake. Alien needs remaking too. So does Citizen Kane, The Terminator, oh and Lord of the Rings. And when we're done recycling all this shit we can do yet another remake of Halloween. Great.

  • June 21, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Ya gotta give Zombie credit if anything

    by skimn

    for his film geek love casting. Like Dante or Tarantino before him, he loves filling roles for folk like PJ Soles, Deborah VanValkenburgh, Mary Woronov, etc. in Rejects or Richard Lynch, Sybil Danning, Clint Howard, Adrienne Barbeau, etc. in this.

  • June 21, 2007, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Rob's Halloween

    by Forsakyn

    I'm looking forward to it. Like the reviewer, I didn't care for House of a Thousand Corpses (although it had a couple moments), but I really enjoyed The Devil's Rejects - huge leap forward. So I'm looking forward to seeing Halloween.

  • June 21, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    HALLOWEEN III RULES YOUR COLLECTIVE ASSES!!!

    by la_sith

    WHEN IS IT COMING OUT ON HD-DVD?!?!!?

  • June 21, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST

    3 more days to halloween, silver shamrock!

    by Kamala

    The old irish dude who ran the company that made the masks was chilling, friggin chillin I tell ya! When is his spin-off series coming. 2 more days to halloween, silver shamrock!

  • June 21, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Joel@eeriepa

    by Sith Witch

    I never saw Howard Hawks' The Thing (1951) as cheesy. It's pretty scary and intense in some parts, and the creature is a lot more terrifying than the mutated tentacles of Carpenter's design.

  • June 21, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    HALLOWEEN3!!!

    by Darth Melkor

    Was great! No one likes it simply cause it's called HALLOWEEN. Even Akkad admitted it should've just been called "Season of the Witch". I couldn't agree more. An unappreciated gem.

  • June 21, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    halloween 3, the first epic horror film

    by Kamala

    Halloween 3 is the only one in the series were you feel like the fate of the whole world hangs on the broad shoulders of Tom Atkins. And people, have see ever seen actor do a better job of expressing shock, grief, and disgusted as Mr. Atkins did in that movie? I mean the way he closed his eyes and clenched his fists after seeing that young boy's head melt and all those bugs and snakes climb out .......I get goose bumps just thinking of it.

  • June 21, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Plants Gotta Eat The Gotta Take A Shit Mask

    by ThePilgrim

    The real hardcore fans hate this mutherfucker, and we have every goddamn right in the world to do so. That no talent hack job hippy shit sound byte ripping wife promoting fuck is pissing all over the characters iconicon. This new film (The one everyones including RZ- is telling us old boys not to hate cause it's not fucking with or replacing the legacy of the original) well it's the new foundation for this franchises future and it will be the first exposer to the character for many, and Halloween like it or not has become a franchise. Just like there isn't only one Superman comic book or just one Batman book. These character took hold and the people wanted more tales. So they became icons. And many who have read a batman funnybook have never read the first comic book and the same goes for superman. So just what does that say for remakes, and even more so for remakes that do shit like this.----------------- Rob's opening blame tale sounds like an episode of Jerry Springer. ----------Michael is not white trash. He's pure fucking evil- The original didn't need an excuse to explain his changeover. He did it and wanted to relive it again and again. Hell Laurie wasn't even his sister she was the first girl he saw. 2 fucked that up, and I always felt that it screwed the franchise over buy making every following film about killing the bloodline off. Rather than Michael being a evil prick that came out on Halloween to kill once more. Rob's Mommy never gave me no tit because it made more money on a pole, and her drunk boyfriend called me fag so I jerked it to dead animals and images containing flyers of my moms stripper snatch, which finally in inclusion to the school bulling over said snatch caused me to nut up and killed them all---- Come on man this is bullshit. It never belonged in this series. It's a fucking shame and I know the film will make a killing on opening weekend because the Real Fans will not ignore it. Even if they hate it. They are going to see it. Halloween has been fuckign us over as fans for a long time now. We should have seen it coming. God I hate that hippy scum sucking fuckbag Rob "can't use his real last name- cause it sound like CUM" Zombie! Fuck this movie.

  • June 21, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    RockLobster800

    by BannedOnTheRun

    You know what'd be cool is if scientists found that original idea in Antarctica, but before they could radio back to base they learned they had stumbled into some Predator training ground overrun with aliens, and then Batman showed up and found out the Saw guy had set up the whole thing as a trap. For Indiana Jones.

  • June 21, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Do I hate when people ask themselves questions?

    by Womb2dooM

    Yes, I do.

  • June 21, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    the pilgrim

    by the darkman

    take it easy man. I'm a hardcore fan, yes hardcore, and I'm looking forward to this movie. Zombie has gotten better as a writer/directer, and I'm interested with his take on it. Would you have rathered a shot for shot remake? It was going to happen no matter what. Zombie didn't even want to do Halloween at first, so it's not like he's the one that came up with the idea of doing it. If you want to blame someone for this remake for happening why don't you blame the Weinsteins!!!

  • June 21, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    ThePilgim

    by WISEBLOOD

    WOW...what an intellignet deconstruction of the rationale behind not only the making of the film, but the reasons why someone would go see it...I must say I am impressed...not to mention amazed by your articulation of your ideas, and the correct use of language. You are a putz. I'm a hardcore fan of John Carpenter (even his shitty films) and I have to admit that I'm a little apprehensive about the prospect of remaking Halloween, but I will reserve judgement until I've seen the film. And I have to admit, the idea of Michael finally going balls-deep apeshit blood crazy kinda gets me a chub-on.

  • June 21, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    If it's as good as Halloween 4, I'll be happy.

    by Homer Sexual

    Seriously. I don't believe it is possible to measure up to the original Halloween, but I greatly enjoyed Halloween 4. If this is as good as that, I'll be pleased. <p> Busta Rhymes' Halloween Resurrection was so bad, such a slap in the face of the whole thing, that it kind of turned me off to Michael Myers. He got turned into Busta Rhymes' bitch??? Truly one of the 3 worst movies I've ever seen.

  • June 21, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Zombie is a HACK and his

    by CharlesBronson

    Zombie is a HACK and his Halloween remake will surely suck it. His screenplay is a joke. I've read fan fiction scripts on the net that were better written. Zombie's script reads as if it was written by a grade school fanboy. Read it yourself and see: http://www.bestsharing.com/f/tenV9j293726

  • June 21, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    http://www.bestsharing.com/f/tenV9j293726

    by CharlesBronson

    Link's in the subject.

  • June 21, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Halloween 4 was good until

    by Kamala

    The girl that was protect Meyer's niece yelled down the stairs "LEAVE US ALONE!" to Michael. Like a pyscho killer drive by pure hate and is evil incarnate is going to hear "LEAVE US ALONE" and go "oh, ok, I'm sorry, I'll leave you two alone and stop trying to kill you'. pfffst!

  • June 21, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Kamala:

    by Playkins

    ONE fucking line ruined the movie for you?!?!? Wow, tough crowd.

  • June 21, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Read the screenplay

    by ThePilgrim

    I did- the damn day it leaked- Bless Those behind it, and that's why I say fuck this movie. The changes from the online posted draft to the final movie are slight at best. A few alternative kills- the absence of the tape recorder crap, and the removal of the first girl kill/piss target are gone- The rest of the film is nearly exact to whats in the screenplay. A story that was very flawed. Really doesn't the whole Stripper Mom with Drunk Boyfriend and Dead Animal Picture Jerkoff'fest showcase the poor thought process put into this so called reimage- One that RZ justifies by saying the toys and sequels took away the power (and now neca's making toys for the film)---- and whats up with the sequel excuse??? I mean what if someone actually made a damn fine descent sequel. Don't say it's impossible. I'm sure someone could have stitched a bizzaro take on the subject matter that ignores the events of Halloween 2-8. If you do that, Michael's no longer stalking family.----- Could this really have been such a stretch to have had him caught later that night and then locked away for many, many years. A good sequel could have been done. It's just that Akkad and Co. never really gave a fuck. Oh they said they did. They loved the money thats for sure. As for the gauging of my intelligence based upon my catscratch up there /\. Well I had shit too do, and I don't really care too much about my reputation and or popularity factor on things like message boards, but I do however like to talk turkey on subjects that I care about, and this is one of them. and I can be a stupid fuck about it it all you like. This site was born out of a love for film. I love HalloweeN, and this too me was the last step to be taken against horror fans. You screwing over the Gone With The Wind Of Horror. I hated the TCM remake. Not after it was done- No when it was being done. And I still hate that mutherfucker after, and the original Dawn of the Dead is better than the remake. So there I'm a prick for saying leave these films alone. That endless Reimaged Dracula & Frankenstein's Monster Mentally doesn't apply to these films.

  • June 21, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    I also agree with the second reviewer's assessment

    by Gwai Lo

    Of the franchise so far. Halloween - classic. ** Halloween 2 - very good. ** Halloween 3 - possibly the most maligned sequel of all time? I should probably watch it again as I last saw it when I was quite young and I remember just being baffled by the whole thing. Looking back, I think I would like the plot a lot these days and wish it had just been a separate standalone movie with a different title. Maybe they should remake Halloween 3 and call it Season of the Witch (which would of course confuse everyone on the internet into bitching about George A Romero's lacklustre film of the same name being remade) ** Halloween 4 - The last decent Halloween movie, starting to feel like old hat at this point but some of the atmosphere of the original is retained. ** Halloween 5 - Takes everything that was bad about Halloween 4 and expands on it. Still better than the next 3. ** Halloween 6 - I only have the foggiest recollection of this, I remember it being convoluted and bad. The whole Thorn plot just becomes a big mess by this point. ** Halloween: H20 - Potential was there to cap the series off once and for all but this one suffered way too much from post-Scream 90's hipster lameness. ** Halloween: Resurrection - the nadir of modern horror films.. It truly can't get worse than this.. ** If Zombie even makes a film as good as Halloween 2 I will be fairly satisfied. I liked the Devil's Rejects as well, a lot. House of 1000 Corpses was uneven but had its moments. I hated it the first time I watched it. I think some of you need to lighten up though. I will be seeing this in the theater, and possibly buying it on DVD. Rob Zombie is one of the few interesting horror filmmakers working these days, I believe he can make a remake interesting.

  • June 21, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    So this is really just HINO...

    by The Dum Guy

    I think I could live with that after Resurrection, because that movie made 4 and 5 look like masterpieces of cinema.

  • June 21, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Oh come on

    by Dr Lisa Cuddy

    Nobody got love for "KILL FOR HIM DANNY" ??? The thorn was kinda cool, right?

  • June 21, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Someone SHOULD remake Season of the Witch

    by INWOsuxRED

    how can you go wrong with a movie about a bunch of weirdos making and marketing halloween masks that will kill all the nation's children for little or no reason. Just make sure to keep the cool mask designs and the Silver Shamrock theme.

  • June 21, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Rob Zombie's "Friday the 13th" - starring Glenn Danzig

    by Doctor_Sin

    You know it must be coming sometime soon.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Season of the Witch

    by Kirbymanly

    is fucking BRILLIANT. Dead dwarf gag? Atkins tossing the mask on the camera. The lady getting zapped by the chip, interupting the sex scene... "What was that?" Sexy Atkins: "Who cares..."

  • June 21, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by Kirbymanly

    WITCH has an awesome ending.

  • June 21, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST

    HALLOWEEN 3 WAS [gunshot] GREAT, AND HERE'S WHY

    by voxmortis

    Michael Myer's ghost wasn't resurrected/raped by a wannabe-Carpenter first-time director. They dared to do something different. It IS the best of the sequels - it ain't a Michael film, and not meant to be, get over it!

  • June 21, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    bandwagon motherfuckers

    by MC-909

    Bunch of fuckin' repeating retards in here. The Thing was a remake, The Thing wasn't a remake, Fuck Rob Zombie, Boycott this movie. Whatever dumbasses...none of you know what the fuck you're talking about. YOU'RE JUST REMAKING WHAT EVERYONE ELSE HAS ALREADY SAID. <P> And who was that shithead that said, "doyyy, I'm gonna burn all my Rob Zombie CDs and shirts the day this film opens! Doyyyy!" Wow, that's gonna change the world. You are so cool. Fuckin' idiot. <p> Everytime there's a Zombie-inspired talkback it turns into the Wendy's commercial where everyone is just kicking trees. Why? Well because everyone else is.

  • June 22, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    To the second reviewer....

    by TheTerminator

    As others have stated, John Carpenter's "THE THING" was not a remake, you stupid prick. It was an ADAPTATION of a short story. You shouldn't be reviewing films and trying to sound intelligent when you don't even know the fucking facts, ass. Rob Zombie's music always sucked ass, but at least I never had a problem with him personally. Now, I just can't stand the guy -- or, anyone who sticks up for this pile of shit. Anyone who does so is a fucking MORON. Halloween didn't need to be remade. It didn't need 'another take,' especially one by a crappy 'musician' whose music sucked to begin with.

  • June 22, 2007, 1:43 a.m. CST

    A few key points...

    by Tourist

    One reader has pointed out that The Thing was a campy B Movie, forgotten by most, and possibly in need of a remake. I've seen Halloween a number of times, and it's just not very good. The idea of a malevolent, faceless force bearing down on you has been done alot better, perhaps most notably by Spielberg in Duel. If Carpenter were to explore the idea of a person of pure will, of nothing but evil intent, who will stop at nothing to achieve his ends, in the Halloween films, we may have had a good movie. As it is now, all we got is a boring flick about a guy in a boiler suit with ill conceived magic powers who kills a few kids in uninspired scenes and a kick ass soundtrack. I think theres plenty of room for a genuine remake there. I don't think Zombie is the one to tackle it though. It seems like he couldn't wrap his head around the concepts, and instead opted for the easier option of humanising Myers with a now stock standard serial killer upbringing. Anyway, I hope we get some tits and blood.

  • June 22, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Hi I'm Z Rombie

    by stamper

    Please talk to me, I worked hard on this movie. Whoops, my beard just got caught in the keyboard. Instant message me and i'll prove I'm Rombie

  • June 22, 2007, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Rob Zombie needs TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    that's the word from the council estates.

  • June 22, 2007, 5:32 a.m. CST

    About rape vs murder...

    by spud mcspud

    There's a psychological theory that in some serial killers - certainly one as psychotic and seemingly divorced from reality as Michael Myers is indicated to be - rape and murder are seen as very different things: that there are some murderers who rape for the thrill of the power they have over the victim, and then murder them either to add to the thrill or just to remove the eyewitness evidence (victim). Other murderers get off on the kills themselves, which they derive the thrill from, and the sexual element goes unrecognised. It's virtually unheard of for a killer to rape only once or twice but go on to murder many more times.<P> Either Michael is a rape/murder power-seeking thrill-killer, or he's a darker, twisted-psyche killer who kills for the thrill only of killing. One or the other. You can't just switch the two for the sake of wanting one erroneous rape scene in there.<P> Sounds like this is fuck all like the original bar the name and the mask. Which makes you wonder why it was made at all. Not convinced - I'll catch it on cable, if at all :p

  • June 22, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    Thank you, Mr. Rape/Murder expert.

    by Tourist

    I'm pretty sure the rape refers to an incident Michael witnesses at the hospital.

  • June 22, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Tourist

    by TheLastAngryMan

    Sorry mate, but your a fucking retard. Aside from claiming (like a great many other fuck wits) JC's The Thing as a remake, your ignorance to the origional Halloweens greatness sickens me. If you have watched it a number of times as you claim, and still dont get it, then fuck off and let the enlightened people talk. Go on, fuck off.

  • June 22, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST

    You too MC-909

    by TheLastAngryMan

    Fuck off

  • June 22, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Explaining Myers evil

    by emptystan

    Why? Why bother? Wouldn't it be scary if he didn't have a reason? If he didn't need a reason? Spending time to explain that he tortured animals or wasn't hugged enough or got beat by his white trash parents just takes negates that he's pure evil. Then he's just a fucked up serial killer. The idea in the original film where he's this middle-class kid who just goes and grabs a knife one night is hacks up is sister is scary. He clearly wasn't born that way, just turns one night into the boogey-man. And then years later decides to up and leave the institution after years of waiting with inhuman patience for something to click in his head that this is the time, just shows that he's not just another killer. He wasn't waiting for an opportunity to escape, he could have at any time, he just needed to know when. We don't know his motivation, why now, why back to Haddenfield, why Laurie and her friends, and we don't need to. And I'm so glad the reviewer told me "it isn't all character study" because I was really worried there. Zombies other films were so introspective and talky that I was concerned that it would really deconstruct the psyche of Myers, perhaps with a soliloquy. I love this quote as well, “It's not just a naked girl to have a naked girl. It really has a dramatic point, and a effective result.” What result is that, her death? Her topless has a dramatic point? Did she just reveal she has breast cancer? If it could be done with her top on and it wasn’t than it didn’t really forward the story, it’s tits for tits sake. One last thing, STOP COMPARING THIS TO “THE THING!” Please. If this is good then it’s good, but everytime someone mentions “The Thing” it sounds like a justification, like they’re saying “Well, John Carpenter did it, so it’s ok to do a remake and it could come out ok.” Flawed reasoning. Same goes to saying that this is better than the last few sequels. Doesn’t take much to be better than those.

  • June 22, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    You are all correct

    by Joel@eeriepa

    Carpenter's 'Thing' is not a remake per-se, but an adaption of the same story. I should have made that clear earlier. However, that doesn't change the point I was trying to make- There is no need to re-make Halloween. We don't need someone else's 'vision' or 'take' on the Halloween story. It's not like Dracula, where the story has endured for well over a century, and has had many interpretations and adaptations. The story of Halloween is extremely simple, and perfectly executed the first time out. I agree with Harry- I would much rather see Rob Zombie (who i DO like) create his own slasher film. P.S. In the horror world, Carpenter's 'Thing' is most definitely considered a classic.

  • June 22, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    by Pastehead

    I love this film and didn't realize so many others do as well. Tommy Wallace, the director and longtime Carpenter collaborator, pulled very few punches. When the evil henchman android, or whatever the hell they are, yanks some guy's head from his body, it still gives me the willies. The overall tone and mood of the film feels unique, they just got it right, and I'm positive that Silver Shamrock commercial and its creepy music are a big reason for it. It's too bad audiences were pissed off that Michael Myers wasn't in it. We could have had a long run of original horror films inspired by the holiday. Oh well.

  • June 22, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Halloween3 is the most unfairly maligned horror movie

    by TORTURE PWN

    in history.One of the most original and fun horror movies ever.HALLOWEEN (original) might be a better crafted film,but no other movie captures the dark yet mischievous feeling of the holiday like H3. Atkins rules.

  • June 22, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Zombie makes good characters??!

    by TheRevenge

    Ummm...sure. Like the depth all the characters showed in "Devils' Rejects"?? Puh-lease. I'm still amazed that people think it was such a good movie. Christ, by the time "Freebird" started playing, I was already watching it on fast-forward. It had uninteresting, unlikeable, dipshit characters and the movie itself went into 4 different directions to the point where it seemed like it was being made up as it went along. It sucked. Could that movie be more overrated?

  • June 22, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST

    HALLOWEEN 3...

    by WISEBLOOD

    No shit? I thought I was the only one that actually has a soft spot for that flick...it has some things that are just TOO FUCKING STUPID< like the whole androids thing, but old dude as the warlock and the silver shamrock thing was pretty fucking cool back in the day...