In case you haven't seen it yet, here's a picture of the Michael Myers from Rob Zombie's upcoming "Halloween" movie:
Other than some extra dirt and grime, not much has changed.
While I'm no fan of any of the recent Halloween installations, I'm honestly not sure what to think about this. On one hand, the series definitely needs a fresh start, but at the same time I don't know if a retelling of the original story is where to go. If it were me filming the movie, I'd probably just pick things up off where part 4 or 5 left off... pretending that the later ones never even happened. I mean really, Bustah Rhymes in a Halloween movie where they spend a night in Myers' home for a spooky web broadcast? That's something I wouldn't mind erasing from my memory. Plus, I'm not sold on Rob Zombie either. I thought his first film "House of 1000 Corpses" was weak as hell. "The Devil's Rejects", however, was a big improvement and entertained me throughout most of the film. So there's hope for the guy, sure... but to hand over the reins of one of the greatest horror movies ever created to him? I think that could prove to be a big mistake.
And then there's this...
Meet "young" Michael Myers. Sorry, but he looks about as scary as Macaulay Culkin in "The Good Son" there... trying way too hard. Looks more like a kid who should be in the youngest Swedish death metal band on earth, not a young Michael Myers. And how does he go from a young kid with long blonde hair to a grown man with shorter, brown hair? Before going on a murderous rampage, did myers buy some "Just For Men" hair dye and go to town with it? Also, I tend to not like prequels. I don't need to know more about Michael Myers as a child. What was provided in the first film was just the right amount. Dr. Loomis said it best: "I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and, the blackest eyes... the *devil's* eyes! I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil!"
Perfection. You don't need anything more than that. I'm definitely going to give the movie a chance, but from what I've heard and seen so far, I'm not going to get my hopes up either. And for those of you who say "Well, it can't be worse than Halloween III", screw you, I like that movie. Silver Shamrock!
So what do you guys think? Is this new Halloween movie going to bomb or will it finally bring the Halloween series back to where it needs to be?
UPDATE: Now that the movie is out and I've seen it, you can read my full review of it here.
Jesse B (Guest) on 02/26/2007 7:24 pm
This is going to be a toss up.
RoG, to get in the mood, I call for a Halloween Movie Review. Posthaste.
protoclown (Guest) on 02/26/2007 7:34 pm
Holy shit, that picture of the kid is hilarious...
This movie looks sketchy at best, but worth a look at least.
CS (Guest) on 02/26/2007 8:06 pm
WELL IT CANT BE WURSE THAN HALLOWEEN III LULZ
Sorry, had to do that. Well, it is better to go with a classic look than a complete overhaul; especially with a character like Michael here. Imagine if somebody redesigned Jason or Freddy. And, I find kids scary anyway... But young Michael isn't that freaky looking. I don't think this'll revive the series, but a remake'll be nice anyway... Even if it does suck it'll just spark interest in the originals again.
MegaKitsune (Guest) on 02/26/2007 8:18 pm
This movie isn't going to bomb. It's going to PLANE. Like the fucking Twin Towers.
I hope Rob Zombie stops making movies, preferably because of death from testicular cancer. But you can't really kill a zombie unless something fucks with it's head. So, what would that be? Brain cancer? Cerebral aneurysm? My Chemical Romance? I don't know, I don't care.
I just think that if the terrorists struck Hollywood in the condition it is today, there would be no tears shed. Would you?
Jason Kane (Guest) on 02/26/2007 8:47 pm
well can't suck too badly..rob zombie has some skil as a director..he's better than uwe boll..that's for f-ing sure...then again ANYONE is better than him.
Willem (Guest) on 02/26/2007 9:14 pm
Rog, you're right. Halloween 3 is pretty good, people just have to watch it as if it's not actually part of the series. I'm not incredibly skeptical on the new series considering Zombie is a decent director and Devil's Rejects was pretty good. I'm just hoping he doesn't change the story too much. It's good he's keeping the same look for Michael. Also, the casting of Malcom McDowell as Loomis is fucking genius.
MegaKitsune (Guest) on 02/26/2007 10:11 pm
Jason, you certianly do have a point. It's too bad Uwe Boll's an accomplished boxer, but with all the gamers wanting to kill him, he'd kinda have to be in order to survive, right? ;)
Andrew (Guest) on 02/26/2007 10:21 pm
Hmm, I thought BOTH of Rob Zombie's fims were good- unique in their own ways... I think he could make a wicked Halloween and hope it's nice and dark, but moves quickly at the same time.
As for the kid, they should have used Dakota Fanning with a crew-style haircut. Just saying!
LemonWitch (Guest) on 02/27/2007 12:27 am
I'm curious to see it, I'll admit. Even if it sucks, it's not like it's going to trump the original-- the original Halloween is too well-known a film. I do agree that there better be minimal backstory on Micheal Myers. It's scary when you don't know every last freaking detail, and if some event is contrived to explain away his evil, it'll ruin it. The thought of someone, particularly a child, just snapping one day is infinately more horrifying and paranoia-inducing.
Oh, and I'm sory, Halloween 3 blew. Blew corpse nuts. It's awesome as a hilariously bad film, but I'm afraid I started laughing when the anemic, British-looking robots started barfing orange juice concentrate. I still love that it was all a mad scheme by the Krazy Kelts! Just my two cents. :)
Darklycan (Guest) on 02/27/2007 12:42 am
Well RoG I am with you in hoping that this will actually be watchable unlike the latest installments. However you want them to continue from 5! Four was a great way to bring micheal back, however Halloween 5 had nothing on four, for crying out loud micheal is sobbing while he kills most of his victims SOBBING! For a guy who basically had no reactions to naything in the previous installments it seemed very strange for him to be sobbing.
Also I like both of the Rob Zombie films, however Devil's rejects was much much better than House of a 1000 corpses. Although a persons first try at something dosen't usually go to plan. Hopefully he dosen't do anything to insert his own work into the movie.
Oh also on a related note with the young micheal having blonde hair, its farily normal for kids (Particually Boys) to have blonde hair while their younger and then have it turner much darker. Up till I was about 7-8 I had blonde hair but as I was turning ten my hair got a lot darker and it is now a dark brown. So really it is very possible for that to happen to little mikey. However I do agree that they are trying WAY to hard with that photo
Liz (Guest) on 02/27/2007 12:52 am
At first glance...I thought the kid looked like Dakota Fanning acting all Emoish with a slight case of brattish pouting. Not all that effective for a scare.
As for the movie...I think I'm going to wait until I can get it off Netflix.....cause I'm not quite sure how Rob Zombie is going to portray the remake.
JAKE (Guest) on 02/27/2007 1:02 pm
Well im not sure about it, i have notaced that almost EVERY new recent 'blockbuster' that comes from a sequel has been about the killer/psyco's childhood. Texas chainsaw, hanibal, the omen and now this. I see a trend.
Ps: You rock!
MEK (Guest) on 02/27/2007 3:29 pm
I havn't even seen any of them... I didn't know it was Mryers, (Can't speell proprely)who was in Hallowween.... I'd better watch the first one now!
Jason Kane (Guest) on 02/27/2007 4:06 pm
hey RoG here's a topic: if you could challenge anyone to a filmed fight who would it be and why?
Ronin S (Guest) on 02/27/2007 5:34 pm
Those Halloween movies have been sliding back into crapdom for years.
I'm just hanging around here to see the results of the Gymkata contest.
-RoG- (Guest) on 02/27/2007 5:50 pm
Funny you should mention that, I just finished putting up the results of the Gymkata "Flag Ninja" contest!
Mark Volny (Guest) on 02/27/2007 7:25 pm
I was honestly thinking the movie was going to be just average, which would be an improvement over the latest installments. After reading about the Young M.Myers bit, though, I've started to grow worried.
CJ (Guest) on 02/27/2007 7:59 pm
i agree with the people who say Rob Zombie suck. He should just go back to singing death metal!
Blodigar (Guest) on 02/27/2007 11:45 pm
Oh my god! Jack Black grows up to be Micheal Myers!
Tim (Guest) on 02/28/2007 1:29 am
I'd like to see where Zombie's going as a writer and director...but going back to revise a classic doesn't seem the way for him to add a lot to his own reputation. There's a lot of criticism here, and most of it he's brought on himself. The look of the "new" adult Myers is so-so, but the choice of Malcolm McDowell as the new Loomis, now that's something interesting! (Just so long as Diamond Dallas Page and Danny Trejo don't show up near the end of the film and kidnap Michael...Dear God please don't let it happen again...)
Lothalis (Guest) on 02/28/2007 5:40 am
I am always hesitant with remakes, in particular horror remakes. Usually the reason that horror movies make sequels is because they have either a large fan base backing them up or the studio wants money. Halloween has a large fan base set up after the first movie; it was the first movie that sets up the entire feeling and mood structure of the series, as it was put: “I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and, the blackest eyes… the *devil’s* eyes! I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil!”
Some how in the past 20 years people forgot it’s not always what you do see that is scary, but what you don’t see and rather picture that can be equally frightening. The picture of the boy looks comical; like a kid who wants to be a wrestler, not anything like the description.
I am happy to see that the didn’t play with the look of adult Michael Myers as look at what happened in Jason X (and I really like Jason movies!!!).
My point I’m trying to make is a remake here is not needed; let alone with a “more detailed look at Michael Myers as a child” that’s not scary; it’s lame.
I will still see it as there are few decent horror flicks out there unless you want to go see a bastardized American version of a Japanese horror classic (the killed Ring!!!!!!!) and I will go I with a clean slate, but I can’t wait to see to see the reviews.
reaper_ocelot (Guest) on 02/28/2007 9:46 pm
this "new michael myers" kinda looks like Bub from Day Of The Dead. oh, and the kid's POSSESED.
The Letter H (Guest) on 03/01/2007 3:07 pm
Look at the kid's friggin nose. It's flat for some reason. Flat with evil.
Alex (Guest) on 03/03/2007 11:31 am
Did Micheal piss himself in the 1st pic?
Supafly (Guest) on 03/04/2007 12:24 am
He looks like Dakota Fanning.
Nate Birch (Guest) on 03/05/2007 4:41 am
Isn't Zombie also remaking Night of the Living Dead?
Devil's Rejects was pretty good, but I don't think it was so fabulous that the world needs all the great classic horror films Rob Zombified.
Colin (Guest) on 03/14/2007 8:58 pm
Is that...a girl?
iron blade (Guest) on 08/26/2007 3:12 am
actually in some of the pics of the new film, it shows tyler mane as mike with long hair pulling the mask on... the short hair was part of the mask it just slides on over it. not to mention when he's walking down the hallway with trejo... omfg BIG MUTHA with long grimy dirty blonde hair
Tim (Guest) on 09/01/2007 10:47 am
Ok, nobody was a bigger skeptic as I was before I saw this movie. Just like you said, 1000 corpses wasn't impressive at all, and in the light of hollywood's mission to "re-create the classics" in my mind shows that nobody has any new ideas. I saw this new movie last night and I wasn't expecting too much... But WOW, it was amazing the way the story went into the background and portrayed a twisted bullied little boy who would become the monster. There were no loose ends, no impossibilities, and no over the top scenes. The gore was believable and bloody, and there was more surprise scares in this movie! Although they didn't include my favorite scene from the original where he sits up and turns his head. So in conclusion, GO SEE THIS MOVIE! It will change your mind completely... It did mine.
n.e.body (Guest) on 09/03/2007 1:49 am
i'm just curious as to how you "professionals" would have had young Michael look? 'cause i personally don't think that they could've done a better job..and i just finished seeing it, it was amazing!!
M SHEPHERD (Guest) on 10/11/2007 12:28 am
I've already seen this movie, and i thought it would be crap!! But...i think it was brilliant!! I was really surprised, and i thought the way young michael was portrayed was top notch!! check my video on youtube
taz (Guest) on 01/01/2008 11:07 pm
i love that movie but the kid has issues no dout ha ha lol but he is still a really good actor !!!!!!!!!!
ryno (Guest) on 02/03/2009 6:24 am
ive seen the movie and its ok ut older michael myers doesn`t kill as many as he does in the past movies the kid kils quite alot on the movie
Drusilla (Guest) on 10/20/2011 11:21 am
Hey, asshole- the short brown hair from the older, original Michael Myers was PART OF THE MASK!! It was a full head-covering mask... A William Shatner mask to be exact. It wasn't his REAL hair. Oh, and FYI- blonde hair usually darkens as you get older. My mom's hair was almost white it was so blonde when she was little- now it's light brown- and she's never dyed it before in her life.
Also? ZOMBIE DIDN'T DO A REMAKE- HE RE-INVENTED IT. He turned a SLASHER flick where, let's face it, not many people died, into a PSYCHOLOGICAL GORE FEST. I prefer the originals, always will, but the re-makes are pretty freaking sweet. My guess is he used the cute kid because that makes it more disturbing. Such an innocent cute little boy... such a dark, disturbing, ugly soul. Whatever.
marissa (Guest) on 10/27/2011 5:04 am
atleast it is better than the original. i'm watching it right now and it is soo boring and cheesy. i can't believe this movie was popular.
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