Halloween (2007)

Theatrical Release: August 31, 2007
Halloween (2007)
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Synopsis

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.

Dove Review

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.

Content Description

Sex: Several young couples have premarital sex; the continual use of sexual innuendos and talk of sex; a mother of several characters is a stripper.
Language: One of the worst films for language I ever heard; Several utterances of God's name in vain in addition to the name of Jesus being cursed; so many F words I lost count; non-stop utterances of about every profanity or curse imaginable; the use of the words "faggot and queer" on several occasions; Slang for male and female genitalia and for women's breasts
Violence: Non-stop violence; blood and more blood and murders and more murders and all of it graphic; a character's throat and neck slashed; stabbings; the beating of a character with a baseball bat.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking in a few scenes.
Nudity: Upper frontal and rear female nudity several times; explicit photos seen on screen from a pornographic magazine; men's bare chests.
Other: Disrespect to authority in several scenes, mainly from the villain; constant fighting in the beginning and name calling and swearing between a couple and their child; a supernatural element as the villain is shot or stabbed several times and keeps coming back; a character commits suicide-it is not seen on screen but she puts a gun to her chin.

Info

Company: Dimension Films
Writer: Rob Zombie and John Carpenter
Director: Rob Zombie
Producer: Malek Akkad
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 110 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter