Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Halloween Review

Before I make a review on this movie ... I should probably give you a bit of a background on my horror movie experiences. Otherwise, a lot of you are not going to agree with what I have to say ... and that's perfectly fine since you are entitled to your own opinion and all.

I was basically watching horror movies from the womb. My mom and my grandparents were never the type of parents that tried to shield me from horror movies. Personally, I think that it's kind of silly when parents do that ... especially now a days when you can see most of what a horror movie was like back in the 80's on prime time television now! The only thing that I would have to do is cover my eyes during the sex scenes ... which I also thought was pretty silly ... but whatever!

Anyway ... so I grew up with the genre of horror movies that brought us Freddy (My favorite), Jason, Hellraiser, and the original Halloween.
I do not mine blood ... infact, I prefer it. I do not mind vulgar language ... as long as it's warranted ... with that said ... On to the review!!

**Spoiler Alert** --There could be slight plot issues that I will discuss ... but nothing to give away anything ... however ... don't get pissed if you find out something that you didn't want to find out ... with that said: Here we go --

Halloween, the new movie by Rob Zombie has a huge influence from Rob Zombie himself. There is no mistaking that he wrote and directed this movie ... especially if you've seen House of 1000 corpses or The Devil's Rejects. There is a hell of a lot of cussing involved. For the most part ... I don't think that it's warranted ... except to show that the life that Michael Myers had was not a very good one. The rough nature of his step-father, his annoying sister, and his stripper mother slowly start to make the audience feel some kind of remorse for the poor kid.

Also, besides a few characters in this movie ... I had no regrets for their deaths what so ever. I'm not sure if that was an intentional move on Zombie's part ... or if it just ended up that way. The teenagers are bratty, stupid, and talk about raunchy horrible things. The adults for the most part are losers ... and I don't care for them either. Therefore, when Michael did his kills ... I was actually more excited about the gruesome way he was doing it ... than upset that these people were being killed at all.

It's far more graphic than the original ... which is of course to be expected. There is no way that a person can make a horror movie in this day in age with out a lot of blood. There is also a lot more killings than in the original ... which works for me! I can't stand horror movies that are a bunch of stupid kids going on a stupid vacation through most of the movie ... and finally people start dying in the last 30 minutes. Zombie delivered in this aspect!

Basically, the story is slightly the same except that you get more of an insight in the life of Michael, including the time that he is in the asylum. It was definitely good entertainment! And I won't mind buying a copy ... or even seeing it again in theatres!!

I give Halloween Directed & Written by Rob Zombie 4 out of 5 Stars!!


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6 comments:

Mrs. Amanda Doiron said...

YAY! ... I feel a lot like you on most things …

Sorry I didn’t get a chance to call you back yet … it was late Monday before I got your msg and then last night J and I bought a lawnmower (I know, how old and married is that??!!??) and it took much longer than expected … (tell ya about that over the phone tonight)

But I’m going to call ya tonight so we can talk this over in person …

But as you said … I also give it a 3 ½ to a 4 … I liked it … and will buy it …
However … I still say the original was better … I’m probably just partial to it because it IS my FAVORITE scary movie of all time …

Amanda Leigh said...

See, I knew we were friends for a reason. No one beats Freddy Kreuger and I saw every scary movie in the theater when I was little!

However, I only give it 3 out of 5 stars. I really hoped it would be much scarier. I hear Rob Zombie and I think of nightmares. But then again, no movies ever scare me, just Pet Semetary and the Blair Witch Projecy.

Christy Jo said...

Eh. Haven't seen it. Probably won't. Haha, the only time I ever watched horror movies was when we had sleepovers at Erin Tade's house. Ironically, I had an awful dream about a week ago that I accidentally cut off her left hand...

Christy Jo said...

But, in my defense, I did call the ambulance and I saved the hand in case they could reattach it.

Winnie said...

Oh you are brave!!!
I can't watch those movies and now that I have babies I can't even watch movies where kids are hurt.or deprived or sad..We tried to watch Preminition with Sandra Bullock the other night..There was apart where her daughter had scrapes all over her face(self inflicted)..I had to turn it off!!
I'm such a baby!!!

Chris said...

I checked out that link, but mostly I just saw a ads. What is it that you are wanting to do?