Inept Abhorrent Remake
Release Date: August 31, 2007
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Daeg Faerch,
Sheri Moon-Zombie, Tyler Mane,
Scout Taylor-Compton, Brad
Dourif, Danielle Harris, and
Audience: Older teenagers to adults
Runtime: 110 minutes
Distributor: Dimension Films/The Weinstein
Co. (with MGM)
Director: Rob Zombie
Executive Producer: Bob Weinstein, Harvey
Weinstein and Matt Stein
Producer: Malek Akkad, Andy Gould and
Writer: Rob Zombie
Address Comments To:Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
The Weinstein Company
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New York, NY 10014
Phone: (646) 862-3400
Fax: (917) 368-7000
The remake changes the story of the uncontrollable deranged killer Michael Myers. Instead of coming from a middle-class family, he is the troubled son of a bickering, foul-mouthed couple of lowlifes in Haddonfield, Illinois. His mother is nice to 10-year-old Michael but she is a stripper, and his no-account stepfather constantly berates him obscenely, as does his sister. Michael only finds solace relating to his young baby sister. On Halloween day, Michael beats a bully to death in the woods. That night, while mom is at the strip club, Michael slices his sleeping stepfather’s throat, beats his older sister’s boyfriend to death with a baseball bat, and stabs his sister to death.
The state convicts young Michael of murder. The court sentences him to a mental facility, where a middle-aged psychologist, Dr. Loomis, tries to find a way to cure him. Michael stabs a nurse to death, however, and his mother commits suicide.
Fifteen years later, an overgrown, hulking and silent Michael brutally escapes the facility. Dr. Loomis figures out that Michael intends to return to his hometown to continue his bloody rampage.
This version of HALLOWEEN is incredibly nasty. The foul language, violence, sex, and nudity are ratcheted up to the nth degree. Not only does it offend moral sensibilities, it also offends aesthetic ones. The remake has little or none of the pulse-pounding suspense of the original, which relied more on implied terror than in-your-face mayhem.
This version of HALLOWEEN is incredibly nasty. The foul language, violence, sex, and nudity are ratcheted up to the nth degree. Not only does this movie offend moral sensibilities, it also offends aesthetic ones. The remake has little or none of the pulse-pounding suspense of the original, which relied more on implied terror than in-your-face mayhem.