Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn’t too far off and will continue his murdering ‘Halloween’ rampage until he gets his sister all to himself. —IMDb
Gleefully anarchic, the long-haired heavy metal rocker-cum-slasher-film-director Rob Zombie sustains an instantly recognizable image on par with his musical contemporaries (and friends), Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne. Long fascinated by Charles Manson, gore films, and the occult, Zombie exudes a dark sensibility that has earned him mainstream success as well as a certain cult following in the film world. Founder of the band White Zombie, the rocker made his name behind the camera not only by directing his group’s music videos, but by designing the surreal “head trip” animated sequence in Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996). His first feature outing came in 2003, with the controversial House of 1000 Corpses, a kind of Texas Chainsaw Massacre update, overloaded with buckets of gore, packed with references to ‘70s and ’80s horror staples, and starring no less than Karen Black. Universal rejected the picture, certain of an NC-17 rating, but Zombie refused to make cuts and… read more
Meglio del primo Halloween made in Zombie, qui si capisce che le briglie sono decisamente più sciolte. Micheal perde ancora di più l'iconografia del "male" che in realtà abita la pellicola continuamente (i poliziotti, il dottor Loomis, vero stronzo attratto soltanto dai soldi e dal successo, i redneck) ma si carica di una valenza allucinatoria fortissima. Tutte le visioni sono realizzate in modo splendido. *** e 1/2
An astonishing work. Zombie refines his grindhouse shlock into a thing of beauty, and his humanization of Myers pays rich dividends. This is a horror film less about the return of a monster than the wounds the monster left the first time. A family dismantled is reunited under a sky grey from the fallout of violence suffered and perpetuated. Humanity extracted from horror at its most inhuman.
Zombie channels ubiquitous rage, charting nearly every character on a spectrum of violence. While its predecessor made vague gestures to the weight of victim experience, this goes further to complicate the psychological dichotomy between assaulter and assaulted. Here is one of America's great recent entries in horror: a peerless genre quest through the tensions of realism and surrealism.
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