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Halloween (2007)

R | | Horror | 31 August 2007 (USA)
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After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Director:

Rob Zombie

Writers:

Rob Zombie (screenplay), John Carpenter | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Samuel Loomis
Brad Dourif ... Sheriff Lee Brackett
Tyler Mane ... Michael Myers
Daeg Faerch ... Michael Myers, age 10
Sheri Moon Zombie ... Deborah Myers
William Forsythe ... Ronnie White
Richard Lynch ... Principal Chambers
Udo Kier ... Morgan Walker
Clint Howard ... Doctor Koplenson
Danny Trejo ... Ismael Cruz
Lew Temple ... Noel Kluggs
Tom Towles ... Larry Redgrave
Bill Moseley ... Zach 'Z-Man' Garrett
Leslie Easterbrook ... Patty Frost
Steve Boyles Steve Boyles ... Stan Payne
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Storyline

The residents of Haddonfield don't know it yet... but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, a ten year old boy called Michael Myers brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend. Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution and makes his way back to his hometown intent on a murderous rampage pursued by Dr Sam Loomis who is Michael's doctor and the only one who knows Michael's true evil. Elsewhere a shy teenager by the name of Laurie Strode is babysitting on the night Michael comes home... is it pure coincidence that she and her friends are being stalked by him? Written by TheSteph

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Evil Has A Destiny See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence and terror throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween: Retribution See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,591,759, 2 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,272,029

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,253,908
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated) | (cut)

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DTS | SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Scout Taylor-Compton was born in 1989, the same year that Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) came out. See more »

Goofs

The title card after Deborah's suicide says Michael's escape takes place "Fifteen Years Later." However, the very next night, Dr. Loomis and Sheriff Brackett both refer to the time since her suicide as having been seventeen years. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Michael Myers, age 10: Come on, sweetie pie. Morning, Elvis. You're a pretty Elvis, aren't you? Yes, you are.
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Crazy Credits

End credits are inter-cut with home video clips depicting Myers childhood. See more »

Alternate Versions

Brazilian theatrical version was cut by 26 minutes in order to secure a more commercial 14 years old certificate. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant (uncredited)
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Halloween Another Flawed Horror Remake
17 June 2009 | by tburke85See all my reviews

Halloween is another flawed horror remake among many others being re-imagined these days like Friday The 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Last House On The Left to name a few. Writer/director Rob Zombie does an okay job of making the movie but the lack of originality, real scares, suspense, and character development are what weigh it down the most. The cast are for the most part solid in their roles including Malcolm McDowell who takes over for Donald Pleasance and Scout Taylor-Compton as Laurie Strode. Tyler Mane plays Michael this time and he does a decent enough job with the non-speaking villain role. Mane is intimidating as Michael and he proves to be effective as the iconic psycho killer. Zombie real life wife Sheri makes a brief appearance before being written out rather quickly. The rest of the cast are so-so in their roles but no one stands out before their parts get cut too short before you to even care about them. The film was really lacking in suspense build up, scares, and originality with the deaths. It didn't really offer anything new or exciting to the franchise. The violent deaths committed by Michael were well executed none the less. Overall Halloween is a flawed horror thriller with bloody deaths, some scares, suspense, and decent performances by the cast but the movie could've been a lot better because it ended up being a disappointment.


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