Post by gorepolice on Sept 14, 2011 8:55:33 GMT -5
With a name like Rob Zombie, one would think he'd live in the horror genre. I don't know how well other films he would try to do would be received. I can only imagine the utter confusion on everyone's face when they see a trailer for a western or drama and hear "Directed by Rob Zombie."
Post by leangreen76 on Oct 30, 2013 17:18:44 GMT -5
The original will always be my favorite, but I did like the 2007 remake - to a point.
I really liked the first half of the newer version and the setting of it in a modern day era was brilliant, exploring why he was like he was,. Great start. The second half of the film however I just felt was rushed and glossed over, mainly because there wasn't enough time to fit the rest of the film in. (Whereas the original had build up on the female characters, all the build up in the 2007 was with Michael himself and therefore "extra", there wasn't enough screen time for the rest of the film.) This resulted in was I felt was a gloss over of the rest of the film, the new versions of the teenage characters felt one dimensional as there was no build up or development of them because much of the film was taken up with "Micheal development". Whilst this was a good thing (Michael development) I feel it affected the rest of the film.
I have only seen it once though, so I will have to go back and give it a second go and see what I think. Maybe even give Zombie's sequel a go, despite what I heard about it.
Life long fan of dinosaurs, Transformers, horror and the Roman Empire.
I didn't dislike Zombie's movie, I just felt there was no comparison between it and the original. Carpenter made an almost perfect movie in the first one to me. Zombie's version was good and I liked it, but the original blows it away in every aspect to me. Of course, my wife was just telling me this morning that a poll was taken with some younger folks who had never seen the original and after they did, most of them said it was cheesy and not scary at all. So, different strokes.
The cheesiness that I love in it is probably what the new viewers of the movie didn't like, but it was a different time and movies, especially horror movies, had some great cheese in them lol. But, even today, I think the movie is pretty scary. I've seen it a bunch of times, and Michael is still scary.
Post by listlessbliss on Jun 3, 2015 17:52:18 GMT -5
I love both of them, but I don't like where Zombie went with his second Halloween remake. I like the original a little more for the reason that he even became a killer was not exactly known at first, though. Still not voting, because I loved the two of them in different ways