October 23, 2008

Halloween 2007 - Trailer

Love it or loathe it, Rob Zombie's take on the classic Halloween is interesting. I fall closer to the love than loathe, although it is not a complete love. He takes the suspense out of the shadows, shining a light into the darkness. In other words, nothing is subtle in this version. Is that a bad thing? No. It is just different. Is it perfect? Again, the answer is no. Of course, I am not sure there is a perfect slasher film; although, the original Halloween does come pretty darn close. Despite its failings, Rob Zombie's take does have something fresh to offer. His take on the tale takes the seeds planted in the original (and in a couple of the sequels) and builds upon them effectively creating a new universe to play in.


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