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Halloween (2007)

R | | Horror | 31 August 2007 (USA)
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.

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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

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Evil. Unmasked. See more »

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

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31 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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Trivia

At 121 minutes, this is the longest Halloween film to date. See more »

Goofs

Judging by the cars, music and fashions, the early part of the film takes place in the late 1970s (probably 1978, as a nod to the release year of the original Halloween); in the latter part of the film, Dr. Sam Loomis mentions that 17 years have passed since he met Michael Myers, which would make the time period circa-1995. However, technology (such as cars and cell phones) and fashions in this part of the film clearly place it in the mid-2000s. 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 »

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Referenced in Fear from Beyond! (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

God of Thunder
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It's not John Carpenter it is Rob Zombie. Keep that in your head when you go into this.
31 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movies takes a different approach to what makes Michael Myers terrifying. In the past his inhuman mas murders were shocking because of the absolute lack of emotion and more machine like manner in which things occur. Zombie offers audiences a background on myers. Where before the terror came in the lack of explanation, Zombie creates terror by showing how empty and how reasonless he was at 10 years old.

An interesting note about the movie is after Michael at 10 you never see his face. This part may not be different from standard Halloween movies, but unlike those, in this film you have already seen Michael's face as a boy. This then leaves the audience placing the boys face beneath the mask of the 30 year old monster making the idea of these overly brutal killings more difficult to chalk up to another death in a slasher flick. The movie gives less focus to Lori Strode and much more focus on Michael and his progressions from 10 to 30.

Zombie makes the smart call of not completely taking his own new plot line, but also not creating an exact carbon copy, leaving in specific scenes and details but still skipping over some of the more memorable ones. No, it is not John Carpenter's movie remastered, but then if you want that just run it through some filters to make his movie look new. Instead, this movie feels like a Zombie movie but in all the right ways. Best Halloween in a very long time.


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