Directed by Rob Zombie and staring Daeg Faerch, Tyler Mane and Sheri Moon, “Halloween” is a remake that sadly demonstrates why horror movies are no longer what they used to be. The movie first takes place in the home of Michael Myers, who is soon sent to a Mental Institution.
Rob Zombie first goes into detail about Michael Myers childhood. From a dysfunctional family at home to a duo of bullies at school. After having a conference with his mother, the school recommends that Michael should seek help. After brutally murdering his sister and his mothers boyfriend, he is sent to a Mental Institution. After fifteen years of admitted to the Institution, Myers breaks loose and continues his killing spree.
The movie’s story starts out pretty interesting. I thought that plot had a prequel feeling to it at the beginning, which was somewhat engaging for about fifteen minutes. I like the way Zombie goes into detail about why Myers wears masks, where he got his suit, and where he got his mask. I didn’t like the fact that there was nothing unique or scary.
Rob Zombie does have talent for making his own type of movies, but when it comes to remakes he losses that talent. Zombie’s previous work is one of a kind, whereas Halloween has absolutely no originality. This remake is nothing compared to the original that frightened critics and audiences alike.
Lacked the B-rated effect that made Michael Myers seem real. Bad acting and unintentional laughs. Rob Zombie’s accomplishment here was his character development and ability to brutally demonstrate meaningless kills.