Monday, September 03, 2007

Halloween Review

Well I have to say that on the whole I was really disappointed with Rob Zombie's take on the classic horror film(and one of my personal faves), HALLOWEEN. Taken in isolation as a just another scary movie, and NOT an attempt to remake John Carpenter's genius, this film is slightly more entertaining than one of those Shannon Doherty thrillers you find on Lifetime (and yes, that IS a compliment! Love me some LMN!) with some A+ scares near the end.

That being said, as far as remakes go, this one gets an F,F,...EFF!

Rob (Mr. Zombie, sir!) misses all the nuance of the original characters we've all come to know and love. His Laurie Strode is just some ditsy teenager lacking all the introspection and self-struggle of one Miss Jamie Lee Curtis. (Can you tell I take this stuff seriously?) His Michael Myers is just an unstoppable freight train of psychotic behavior (which is pretty darn scary in it's own right), but he lacks all the child-like observation and expression of our favorite knife wielding sociopath. All in all, the *idea* of exploring the roots of Michael's evil was a novel take, but the execution falls way short of any true Halloween fan's expectations...and Halloween purists will be down right offended! Trust me, if you're looking for a really good scare, just go add the original to your Netflix list!

Ok, with that behind us, I can still say that we had an AWESOME time going to see it! How is that possible, you may ask? Because we had one Ms.Carla Ten Eyck screaming and jumping through the whole thing for some serious added entertainment value! :)

Check out this picture Justin took of us right before we went in...look really closely now...I think someone's watching.

7 comments:

bublechick76 said...

That is soo freaky!!

melissakoehlerphotography said...

Yikes. Scary guy in the poster

STEVE DePINO said...

Nice work :)

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Carla Ten Eyck said...

I am SO not a Halloween or scary movie purist, but I had a hoot of a time getting the shyte scared out of me! But I hear you- I have to say the worst actor was the stripper Mom, who I think is Rob Zombie's wife. Hmm. Fun times, glad I went!!!

Rnormfoto said...

I'm so disappointed to hear that---guess i'll wait for Netflix :(

Matthew J. Wagner said...

Please send me the email of the Zombie photographer in the reflection. I like his work and could use a second shooter.