|Directed by:||Rob Zombie|
|Written by:||Rob Zombie|
|Cast:||Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Ken Foree, Danielle Harris, Adrienne Barbeau, Clint Howard, Courtney Gains, Daryl Sabara, Brad Dourif, Udo Kier, Kristina Klebel, Daeg Faerch, Pat Skipper, Dee Wallace Stone|
Say what you will about Rob Zombie, the guy's got an incredibly unique vision. His direction is unmistakably his own originally grotesque and profound creation. What Zombie lacks as a filmmaker is the writing abilities to match his eye for direction.
Rob Zombie's Halloween just sewed my eyes to the screen. I just couldn't look away. The savage backstory being added to this iconic character was just so incredibly well done that I couldn't beleive the backlash this film was receiving. Most captivating to me was Malcolm McDowell's performance as Dr. Loomis and the relationship he builds with Daeg Faerch, who plays young Michael Myers. Daeg does such a great job at playing a convincingly terrifying young man and the sessions with he and McDowell in therapy are my favorite in the film.
Its where the remake actually begins that I start to lose interest in the film. Everything up until the night he returns is absolutely breathtaking. From Halloween night on, its just another seemingly boring remake. There are moments here and there that manage to scare or entice the audience, but its really like two films thrown together.
But, with the way the film is, I still think its probobly the best horror remake we've seen this decade. Easily. If Rob could have done more with the second half of the film, I really think people's opinion of the film would be drastically altered. Its a unique and hauntingly original addition to a modern masterpiece.