From acclaimed musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie (“The Devil’s Rejects,” “House of 1000 Corpses”) comes an entirely new take on the highly successful and terrifying Halloween legacy that began in 1978. While revealing a new chapter in the established Michael Myers saga, the film will surprise both classic and modern horror fans with a departure from prior films in the Halloween franchise. Audiences should brace themselves for unprecedented fear as Zombie turns back time to uncover the making of a pathologically disturbed, even cursed child, named Michael Myers.
After screening this film I tried desperately to come up with something positive to say about it. I have it-if you survive the 110-minute running time, you’ve successfully made it to the end and you get to leave. I even have another one-since this is a remake of the 1978 John Carpenter film, there probably won’t be another remake for another twenty nine years. Watching this film is basically like watching one graphic murder after another with lots of blood for 110 minutes. In the process you get to see such “artistic” scenes as a man’s throat slit and his gurgling on his own blood, a young man bashed over the head repeatedly with a baseball bat and his subsequent death in a literal pool of blood, and an almost nude young woman get stabbed repeatedly. Add to this pile so many F words that I gave up counting after forty minutes, in addition to repeated profanities and the frequent use of God’s name in vain, and several young couples shown almost entirely nude, engaging in pre-marital sex just before they are murdered. And toss believability out the window as the villain keeps coming back even after he’s been killed a few times. Sorry for the downer review folks. But I am also sorry that this violent and pointless movie was ever made and released to the public. This film rates a five in every content rating below except for drugs. It gets a two in that category. Pigs will fly before we can award our Dove Seal to this violent picture.