Aug. 31, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST
Link to bootleg screencaps, please.
Aug. 31, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST
get a vern review?
Aug. 31, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST
This movie really sucked
Aug. 31, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST
by celtic chief
the michelle trachtengerg scene in Hostel 2? Screencaps plz....
Aug. 31, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST
I actually really liked this movie. The original never could keep my attention. I also thought michael growing up to be a really huge guy was cool. I didnt know he was a pro wrestler, but if I saw a guy that big wearing a white melted shatner mask coming after me with a huge fuckin knife, i would probably piss myself.
Aug. 31, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST
in Hostel 2, it is, Heather Matarazzo. Michelle Tractenberg isn't even in Hostel 2.
Aug. 31, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST
and Madeline Zima from THE NANNY showing her hoots all over CALIFORNICATION on showtime, I feel like a very dirty old man looking at the one time cute little girls from tv all growed up and nekkidly.
Aug. 31, 2007, 10 a.m. CST
that danielle harris was in halloween 4, i think...that was a few years before her breakout role in "the last boy scout"
Aug. 31, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST
by Turd Furgeson
Surprised? Not really... This guy is really a terrible film maker.
Aug. 31, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST
Can we start remaking movies that were not so good in the first place, but had potential?
Aug. 31, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST
on the visual and completely laying things out. They would be better off if they showed less and instead relied on letting the audience connect the dots, draw conclusions and conjure up their own horrors in their mind, ie use the audience's own imagination as a story telling device... good story telling isn't just about film and dialog. The audience is usually far more "efficient" at imagining the things that are going to scare them (individually) most vs being forced to react to the things that the director thinks is scary and can get away with putting on the screen. So showing us that Meyers is an unstoppable killing monster as a means of telling us that he's an unstopple killing monster isn't that "efficient". In contrast, Carpenter's version is simply brilliant in this respect.
Aug. 31, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST
My cat farts better reviews
Aug. 31, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST
In the same way that the newest generation of movie-goers don't find Dawn of the Dead scary or Ghostbusters hilarious, all movies eventually become relics of their time period. That doesn't detract from their significance and enjoyability, but I hate when people claim a movie "still stands up to this day" despite the fact that it doesn't elicit either laughs or screams.
Aug. 31, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST
by TORTURE PWN1
aka THE HADDONFIELD HILLBILLIES.
Aug. 31, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST
by The Real MiraJeff
First of all, the lead actress' name is Scout Taylor-Compton. My bad. I knew that was wrong last night when I wrote this up at 5am. Secondly, Daddylonghead, that is some cat you've got. I'm glad I can always count on you to act like an asshole in a talkback. Congrats on being that guy. And lastly, Righteous Bro, about that witchhunt. As of 1030 pm last night I had absolutely no intention of even seeing Halloween this weekend, let alone reviewing it. But I had jack-shit to do (no surprise there, hold your jokes) and there were no Death Sentence midnight screenings so like the rest of AICN, I went to see Halloween because I was curious to see what Zombie did with it. I think that the negative reviews you've been reading here today attests to the esteemed regard we all hold the original in, and how we had hopes (not high hopes, but hope) that Zombie would do something fresh with the material, which he does up until a point, before like Mori said, he goes all Van Sant on us. Believe me, I'm not out to get the guy. But I came back from the screening, finished up my Nines review and decided to weigh in on the Halloween remake. It took me about a half-hour. My piece isn't as thoughtful as Mori's, which downright puts this review to shame, but it is what it is and if you had your fill of negative AICN Halloween reviews you shouldn't have clicked on mine since it's not long it was going to make a difference anyway. I definitely liked it more than Mori and Quint, but not nearly as much as Massa did. I'm straddling the fence on this one. Maybe THAT'S why my ass is sore this morning, hmmm....
Aug. 31, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST
by The Real MiraJeff
long=like and 3rd rate, I completely disagree. I think if you sat a 13 year old down in front of something like Saw, he'd find it cartoonish. But if you showed that same kid the original Halloween, he'd be peeking through his hands. The original captures a very real sense of dread that is scarier than any torture device Jigsaw can come up with. If you showed a kid both those movies back to back, I guarantee he's checking his closet for the Bogeyman, not a doll on a tricycle.
Aug. 31, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST
young michael meyers is scarier when you have no reasoning behind his killing. no motive. no fucked up childhood. just a normal kid that snaps one day. a kid that doesnt talk or cry or laugh like a normal child would be scary too. like a freaking pod person living in your house..... that one day picks up a knife. but i liked this movie anyways. it was different. not your father's michael myers
Aug. 31, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST
Your reviews are consistently riddled with basic factual errors about not only the movie you're reviewing but all the other movies you name check in your attempt to sound like you have a clue. <p>I can only conclude your dad holds the deed to Harry's mortgage or something, I can't imagine why else your shit shows up on AICN. You really aren't any good, nor do you ever have anything interesting to say.
Aug. 31, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST
by blonde redhead
that last sequence needed scissors badly. too long, too boring, too bad. biggest problem? not scary. giant, glaring TCM ripoffs throughout and not a one of them scared me in the least. slam another door shut, michael. this was a piece of crap from start to finish.
Sept. 1, 2007, 1:03 a.m. CST
by The Mummer
Zombie's white trash gothic sadism is wearing real fucking thin. What was the point of this remake? This flick is one of the most cogent and compelling arguments for illegal downloads I have ever seen. If I had paid to watch this, i would be so pissed.
Sept. 1, 2007, 5:44 p.m. CST
because the kid Michael Myers didn't slaughter his family. He only slaughtered his older sister.
Sept. 2, 2007, 1:47 a.m. CST
Rob's been tackleing these films with a very extensive background on horror so I don't think he is butchering halloween just makeing it so, that going back to the movies of the eighties or seventies. To give it modern but going back to the 80's 70's horror. So he copied JC iin some of the middle,He still added the front story on Micheal & The different ending from what I heard was great. the way it should have ended in JC's version. I'm going next week with another horrorfreak like me, Bring it Rob like only you can. Devilman!!! Devilman!!!!