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Rob Zombie Amerika Serikat, 2007

Matt Burgess's rating of the film Halloween

An interesting failure that is entertaining as a misanthropic throwback to 70s exploitation films. But Zombie doesn't seem to understand what made the original so iconic, instead wallowing in his sweaty, white-trash aesthetic which just doesn't work here. He can't write a teenage girl to save his life - Laurie here is a "sassy" Nancy Drew type? - but overall I'll take this sincere mess over the bland sequels any day.