Halloween (2007)

Written and Directed by Rob Zombie

Starring Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif, Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch, Sherri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Hanna Hall, Scout-Taylor Compton, Danielle Harris, Danny Trejo, Kristina Klebe and Dee Wallace

Plot: Michael comes home again in this reimagining of the 1978 classic

Another remake of a beloved slasher movie in a long line of “reimaginings”. I have to say upfront that I am not a remake hater. I think it’s stupid to automatically hate something. I actually liked this one though several others do disappoint, if not worse.

This movie is definitely a grittier take on Michael Myers, though in my opinion every horror remake is made grittier than the original. Often times to the point of over the top grit. I think Halloween 07 goes too far at times but for the most part it’s good.

I got a chance to meet a lot of the cast and especially some were great to talk to. Maybe some people think that shouldn’t color my love of this cast but if personal feelings aren’t considered when watching a movie or TV show or listening to music then it turns into more of an autopsy rather than an entertaining and/or enlightening experience. I choose to combine heart and logic when I experience something and for me this makes a decent amount of sense.

The opening of this version is to me better than the original. It makes way more sense in both explanation (he was nuts and his family was shit) and logistics ( the new young Michael was twice the original young Michael’s size). The cast was great but Tara didn’t like Scout and I don’t completely disagree with her. But the rest were fantastic, shout out to Hanna and Danielle. Danny Trejo is the man!

Overall I liked the script but Tara didn’t. Neither of us thought the characters were likeable. Good special effects and I find it pretty rewatchable though Tara doesn’t.

Tara scored it 52 and I liked it quite a bit more with a 79.

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