|ethan_thomas (ethan_thomas) wrote in thaneros,|
@ 2008-01-02 16:41:00
|Entry tags:||reviews: films, reviews: films: halloween 2007|
[REVIEW] Halloween 2007
Director: Rob Zombie
Producer: Malek Akkad & Rob Zombie
Studio: Weinstein Company
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
In recent years, studio after studio have tried put a modern spin on classic horror films. Rarely have they pulled it off and, even if they had, many fans believe fixing something that isn't broken is unoriginal and absurd. In most cases, I would agree. However, Halloween done Rob-Zombie-style is anything but.
With Zombie at the helm, we get to see the man behind the mask. Better yet, we get to see the boy, watching as an abused child grows into the monster who terrified us at both slumber parties and in movie theaters. Step by step, we get to see his mind devolve. Frustration leads to killing small animals first. It is, as we all know, only the beginning of Michael Meyers' dark journey, but it is the journey itself that makes this movie so enjoyable.
Daeg Faerch is brilliant as young Michael, his creepiness rising with each transgression. When he finally snaps, the viewer is ready, but still horrified. Filled with jerky camera cuts and odd angles, Rob Zombie's Halloween does not fail to live up to its older siblings. Definitely a must see.